Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Outings and Waxing..........

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a good Easter break and managed a few outings as we did, despite the bitter wind. There's not much on the sewing side to show you at the moment, so I thought I'd share some of my photos with you instead.
This was taken inside the Pandora Inn at Restronguet Creek, newly restored after the fire in 2011.

daffs, boats, a creek & a pontoon
This was our only wet day and the boats were certainly bobbing around, from the inside it looked quite nice with the rain drops on the window and not forgetting the daffs, don't they just make you happy!

Yesterday, along with our visiting family we decided on a trip to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, we stopped at Mevagissey first, it was bracing to say the least but I can't resist the colours and textures found in a harbour...........

and boats of course
A quick walk around the streets and we were back in the car, making a note to re-visit when the weather warms up.

Next stop Heligan, fed and watered in the cafe, wrapped up against the wind and we were off to the lost gardens. So much to photograph and I did, until my battery ran out, here is a small selection.

want this
interesting drain cover
another drain cover
love one of these tree stumps in my garden
Could bore you for ages, but moving on..........

I have been a bit creative, I want to use some tea bags in a project but they're to floppy for their purpose,  so I decided to wax them. I used a small bees wax candle, the results are quite lovely and perfect for what I want.

As I had everything set up I continued to wax painted papers and bought hand made papers.

Oops........got carried away and had to use an ordinary candle, I now have a bag full of waxed papers, hopefully they will feature in something soon. Hope there's something there you liked and we'll be back with a stitch related post next time.
Bye for now


  1. I love the old barrel and the tree stumps. What a super collection of papers. I look forward to seeing what you make with them.

  2. Thank you Naida, I'm looking forward to working with the papers, waiting for a few days to shut myself away and have a play.