The 2nd issue of the fabulous Mollie Makes magazine popped through my letterbox last week. I couldn't wait, and made up the cover kit, a gorgeous turquoise felt corsage, immediately.
It was so much fun that I rifled through my felt stash and made another in neutral colours, which I stitched to a second hand straw handag I got from Ebay, together with a Paris themed patch of Japanese linen fabric. I added some vintage lace and buttons and an Eiffel tower charm too. My felt was a bit softer than the felt supplied in the kit, I think it gives this one a more sculptural quality. I'm quite pleased with how it came out, I'm thinking of making some more and selling them at the craft fairs.
The other flowers in this post are the real kind. June is the best month of the year in my garden.
How would you like to share a little early morning stroll "around the grounds" ?
This is Albertine, my favourite rambling rose doing exactly what it says on the tin, and ramblig all over the pergola.
The bell flowers have gone berserk and taken over the seaside garden.
The alpine strawberries are delicious. They never seem to actually make it to the table though ~ in fact I don't think the rest of the family even know there are strawberries there ;D
The tadpoles have turned into froglets and are sunning themselves by the pond. You have to be careful where you walk.
This is Dr Ruppel. He 's rather a handsome chap don't you think?
My Apothecary's Rose. I wish I could upload the scent for you, it's gorgeous.