Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dejavu or another walk.

You all seemed to enjoy yesterdays post, so... since the sun was shining and sneaky dog needed a walk, I thought we'd do it all again.

This time it was just around the block with the dog. Well it would have been around the block, only there is no block, I suppose it would be around the Creamery. Yes that's it, once around the Wensleydale Creamery. (For those who don't know, this is where the famous 'Wallace and Gromit' cheese is made.)

We've crossed the road and are now in the middle of the Creamery Field looking north towards the Fells that separate Wensleydale from Swaledale.

The wind is so strong, it's hard to keep the camera steady!

Through the squeeze gate and into the next field, sneaky dog is not happy...there are sheep in this field and she's having a panic. The sheep on the other hand think Sneaky dog is very interesting and move closer. I mentally re-name Sneaky dog, Panic pants! (maybe I should contact the owner and tell him that his sheep are worrying my dog!)

I peek over the stone wall into the graveyard. There are drifts of snowdrops under the trees. The red tulips mark the grave of our friend Rob.

Through another two squeeze gates (one of them as high above the ground as my waist and needing the agility of a goat) and we are back onto the stone path that leads to the church. Here on my right is the gate that leads into the graveyard.

But we're going straight ahead with the old graveyard on our left.

We stop and look out over the graves and the roof tops to the hills at the other side of the dale. (well I do...Panic pants isn't tall enough.)

Then it's through yet another gate onto Bealer Bank. We're heading back roughly south now.

After a little way I turn around to take a look back the way we've come at the church.

This is looking east down the dale, towards Burtersett. You saw this view yesterday, but doesn't it look better in the sunshine?

Through yet another squeeze gate, once again looking back at where we've been and the church in the distance. Panic pants is too fat for this one and automatically drops down and crawls through on her belly. It is funny to watch!

Not far to go now, the large building in the centre of the picture is Gayle Mill. It reopened last Easter as a museum and working wood mill.

Through two more gates and out onto Gayle Lane.

And here is the entrance to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre. Across the road and a short walk takes us ...

to our back door.

And to complete the dejavu... another little pre blog project inspired by Gilda Barons beautiful embroideries.

Well the whole walk took no more than about 2o minutes, and we both look rather windswept. My fingers are nearly numb, but I don't care. I'm soooo lucky to live here, it's only right that I get out there and appreciate it... what ever the weather.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The week so far.

I couldn't really decide what to post today. Should it be a 'pre blog project' or photos from my week so far? Hmmm...
Photos from my week so far, I think.

A flask of tea and some crochet, 10 minutes up the road from home. A little quality time with Wonderful Man.

We only stayed for an hour or so, but it was bliss, just the two of us and silence. We're up on the Buttertubs Pass if you were wondering, looking down over Hawes.

This was Sundays hour out for some fresh air. Aysgarth Falls.

All the family came this time, which is very unusual. Our teenagers usually prefer to loll at home in front of some type of electronic device!

This is the Middle Fall.

And today, was a simple walk to the postbox and back.

This is mostly the 'back' journey.

Ok, so I've snuck in a little pre blogging project... well it lives in the hall and I see it when I come through the front door!

It was inspired by the work of Gilda Baron. I've done about 3 or 4 of these pictures and really enjoyed making them. I'll definitely have another go... one day! You know what it's like, add it to the list!

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Birthday Sleep-overs and Blogger blind dates

Today I've had a lovely day.

We had a birthday.

And we gave gifts.

There will be a sleep over with the obligatory sofa picnic whilst watching Mama Mia.

Today I also received gifts.

Today I met a real live blogger for the first time. I met Alchamillamolly and what a lovely day I had! We met in a car park - very blind date-ish. I was wearing a peach scarf and she was wearing a silver Renault Clio. (it worked for us) We had lunch in a pretty tea shop and then back to my place. And then we talked and talked and talked. We talked that much I didn't realise 5 hours had passed! We talked that much I only got time to put the kettle on twice! (must fit more tea in next time) We put the world to rights, smoothed out some blogging problems, ironed out new bunny design faults admired Lucy Blooms Lillipegs and shared our family lives.
How lucky am I? Thank you Catherine I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Bunny Re-homeing

A heartfelt thank you to all you lovely ladies, for your supportive comments, kind enquiries and requests to re-home my bunnies.
They're very excited!
Love Fi x

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Setting Up Shop!

Thank you for all your pushes, nudges and shoves! Yes I am going to open a folksy shop, in fact I registered a moment ago.

Thank you for all your words of support and for gently (and some not so gently -Lesley and Alchamillamolly) pushing me in the right direction. ( Yes I can be hard work at times)
So before I go all official on Folksy, and restock the Fatsheep, if any of you lovely, lovely ladies would really like one of my embroidered bunnies then please email me.

I have 6 bunnies. There are 4 in the yellowy-orange colours and 2 in pinky-blue colours.

They are all about 10 inches or 26cm tall, as well as being made from vintage embroidered linens, they also have matching hand embroidery by yours truly.

They have button jointed arms and tiny matching buttons attaching the ears.

Each one has a 'MarmaladeRose' label hand stitched on the back and a little love heart embroidered on his tail.

Though they have safety eyes, these bunnies are only meant for decorative purposes and not as toys.

They cost £22 each and this includes p&p in the UK.

Phew! I think that's everything. I found that really hard, I'm not a natural sales woman. (Even hundreds of years working for M&S hasn't helped.)

Thank you for the supportive comments you leave me, they really mean a lot.
love Fi x

Monday, 9 February 2009

Bunny Love

Hello, how are you? Still snowed up? Yep! Us too. Never mind lets stay indoors and have some bunny love.

In answer to a couple of questions you left with your lovely comments; yes I did make these bunnies.

They're made from vintage embroidered linens. It took a couple of attempts tweaking my pattern to get the face the right shape.

I never realised how hard it is to draw a rabbits face!

They have button jointed arms and little buttons holding their ears on.

And each one has a little embroidered heart on his bobtail.

I couldn't resist adding some of my own hand embroidery especially around their faces.

I've just realised, there's an extra bunny in the last picture, I wonder where he's been for the last six photos?

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Come and have a look out of the attic window.

Isn't that beeeeaaaauuuutiful?
I hope you enjoyed that.

I just wanted to share it with you :0)

Hmmm.... Maybe this little bunny should be an 'Arctic' hare!

Talking of the 'Arctic', it's felt a little chilly of late around here. So when I spotted a rag 'hookie' rug at our local auction I snaffled it up sharpish. (well wonderful man did. I'm a bit shy.)

It's living in the kitchen at the moment but it might have to move to in front of the wood burner in the front room.

I have no idea how old it is, but it doesn't matter, I like it and I bought it to be used.

It has a few tufts missing here and there,

and there are a couple of small stains on it, but I reckon it'll have a few more when it's live with us for a while!

But best of all... it says Home Sweet Home on it.