And one final photo for good luck, because I thought it looked really nice - and look at that blue sky!!! It's St Pancras station, walk past it every day and still think it looks absolutely beautiful! Have a nice bank holiday weekend!
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Ever felt that way yourself?
Ps I also found this blog recently which I am loving this afternoon!! What, did anyone mention work?! ;-)
Friday, 21 August 2009
And what do I plan to do with all this dried lavender I hear you ask? Well, you can see from the photos above that I've made a few bunches, so those will be given to my boyfriend's sister and parents this weekend when we go over to his sister's for dinner. And the rest, well, I'll be making little lavender pouches, either to hang in a car or to put in drawers/ wardrobe to make clothes smell nice. That's the plan! I made a few lavender bags earlier on this year actually:The blue one was a test, the other two presents. I thought they were quite cute and really easy to make! At the time, all I could do pretty much was knit and purl, so that's what they are! No shaping necessary, just knit a rectangle twice the required height of the final pouch, fold it in half, sew the sides up and put the strings from the 'inside' sachet through the wool and tighten up. [I used organza wedding favour sachets, purchased from Confetti.] I then sewed on the initials with some thread. The plan now is to make some slightly more advanced and knit up some sort of lace pattern. I've designed a simple one, I'll let you know if it works or not!
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
After that, we went lavender picking here. It was truly amazing, simply stunning views! I also had to work really hard not to get freaked out by the millions of bees around! Just had to keep telling myself they were more interested in the flowers than in my chubby little arms... Couldn't resist taking lots of photos, so here's a small selection.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Le carré du marché, Versailles
A view of Chartres and l'Eure river