I am happily settled in my little flat and this is my 'play room'. I got rid of a lot of books and craft/textile stuff but still seem to have kept a whole roomful!
My living room looking one way.
The same room looking the opposite way.
My tiny kitchen which is so bright and light even on a dull day. In spite of it's size it has been cleverly planned and has plenty of storage. There is a fridge freezer just out of shot on the right and the washing machine is on the left.
My creativity seems to have returned - thank goodness. At one time I wondered if I should get rid of all my craft stuff - so glad I didn't. Above is the little book I made on one of Frances Pickering's courses which I attended last September. Two very tiny books with fabric covers are attached top and bottom to the spine. I was determined that I would draw all the entries myself, and that it would be a book of memories of the garden I enjoyed for 35 years. I do miss it in some ways but it is an enormous relief not to have the responsibility of it's upkeep.
This pages has a tag which carries a list of all the birds that visited the garden, and a drawing of the 'sparrow cote' - it wasn't big enough to be a dove-cote.
The tag in the pocket on this page has a list of all the creatures that we saw in the garden during the time we lived there.
The colours are not as washed out as they appear here. I didn't pick the best day to take the photos. I set myself quite a challenge as some of the pages are fabric and I drew directly onto them. So what you see is a 'warts and all' version. I coloured them with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. The tiny book has a list of all the herbs I used to grow.
There are more pages to be worked on and a few tweaks to finish it off, but it has opened up my creativity and I hope there will be fresh ideas to be worked on.
I can't believe how much time has elapsed since my last post and certainly won' t leave it so long before the next one.