it's that time of the week again, time to celebrate the small things that can add happiness to your days, even when life throws unwanted stress your way.
1. and 2. Handmade and Homegrown
Yesterday I went with my Mum in Law, niece and two of my boys to a craft fair. I spotted this cute-as-a-button witch and couldn't resist her hand knitted charms.
I recognised the pattern as a Jean Greenhowe straight away, she is the queen of knitted soft toys in my opinion. I really wish I could knit when I see these lovely makes. Do take a look her patterns and this page ,which includes an adorable image of this witch.....with a broom....ummm, maybe I could crochet her one.
Also on my mantle are a few blooms from my own front garden and an Apple ....just one of a huge bag of cooking apples given to me by a work colleague who has so many she does not know what to do with them all . I have one of these in the oven as I'm typing....smells lovely.
We had a quiet time on the day, only youngest went out trick or treating with his friends and accompanying adults.
All three boys designed and carved these pumpkins without any help from me.....I think they did an excellent job...........the tiny one was rather tricky ......
A new ( brand new with tags still attached ) scarf found in the charity shop. I like a scarf when the weather turns chilly. This one is so soft and I love the colours...........
On our usual Wednesday outing Mum and I decided to take a detour and explore this timeless place I found earlier in the year
Look , you can just see Mum taking her own photo , towards the left in this picture.........earlier in the year, when she was very poorly , I hardly dared imagine mum would be so well again......but she is, thank goodness.
This place is by the river..........
and scattered around a little field are lots of these wooden buildings............
I couldn't quite believe my eyes the first time I came across them.
This one has to be my absolute favourite.....
With it's sweet little garden , including a bird table, rambling rose and apple tree.
I just love the red and cream paintwork , floral curtains and veranda with wooden bench........
Ooops , slipped into vintage dreamland there :0)
I love taking the photos and writing these posts, but I wouldn't be half as much fun without your lovely comments and good wishes........they always make my week happier ♥THANK YOU♥
P.S. my latest blanket is now finished ......back soon with a Ta-dah :0)