Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Wet Winter Weather

Well - it had to come, didn't it. Almost six months of Summer and now the winter is here. Today is not too cold outside but (as is common with these stone-built houses) it's colder inside!

I'm using up all my oddments of wood this winter - Giles cut up all the old beams etc. in the garden - so I hope I won't actually have to BUY any.

S'cuse me - the added bonus of a wood-burning stove is calling me - the whistling kettle is boiling for my cup of tea! Very English.

..Here you see the stove and kettle this morning before I lit the fire!

Bird Table

I'm still making hanging birds - hope to sell them at the Christmas Fair at La Petite Fontaine on November 28th! Thought I would show you my work area - AKA the kitchen table!

...seems I can't just make ONE of anything. Here they are, hanging on my airer.

...actually, I've already sold some! They are a bit fiddly to make but they look so funky!

Lucy from Attic 24 wrote the original pattern, but I changed it somewhat. You can download my version from my website, Chez Penny.


Just had to show you this picture - my latest bread-making attempt with the machine. This was with a mix from Hovis, which said it was suitable for hand OR machine. I leave you to judge...

Actually it doesn't taste that bad...


Floss said...

Thanks for the tip about the doiley! I love to sew, but am terrified of anything like maths which, for me, includes the world of knitting and crochet. I'm going to have a good look at the rest of your blog now. Best wishes at the craft fair - your stock looks great, and 'So British' as the French magazines put it!

Louise said...

Absolutely love your crochet birds! The colours are really nice. Thank you for following my blog. I stopped over at your other blog earlier and I can't wait until I have the time to browse through both-they look fab. Two of my favorite things - building reno and crochet!

Oh and 'hello' :-)