Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Happy Wednesday

 Here I am, in the middle of a big tidy up of my crafts materials, and I thought today  I'd show some pictures I've taken around the house ....not the untidiest bits of course, this is supposed to be nice to look at :)
 I love my summer candles, glassware and flowers, with some shells I've collected too...as soon as dusk falls the candle light looks so pretty reflected from the glass containers...the sweetpeas are still blooming too...
 ....a little jar from the lavender farm we visited filled with some garden snippets...I like it when the jar labels stay on after being wahsed...
 ...when we arrived back at the weekend we received some plums from friends...I can't believe it's already plum time here again....after I'd arranged them....eaten a few mmm delicious....
 ...and taken photos of them in pretty bowls.....I made some crumbles with them.....some to put in the freezer for weekend treats in the future, and one to have immediately warm from the oven with creme fraiche....
                                     ...our first crumble for ages....feels like autumn is almost here....
 ....pictures of yarn are becoming more usual for me now as it keeps appearing all round the house in various bags, baskets and any container that happens to be there when some more woolly goodness arrives.. I am so enjoying acquiring lots of colours which I never bought when I only knitted because they weren't suitable  for wearing...crochet is a real liberation for the use of colour isn't it??
 ....here is a quick picture of some of the simple crochet flowers I've been making, using some of the bright shades of yarn...they are going to be part of my new project which I hope to tell you more about  very soon..
I have some design work to do today, a lovely project for an inspiring magazine editor which I wish I could tell you about now...but all in good time....and then I hope to have a bit of hooky time this evening, and I have a list of other crafty things I want to make ....but first I must just finish off the tidying in here....
Thank you for visiting me here and for your sweet comments and emails I love to hear from you....wishing you a very Happy Wednesday....Back soon xxxxx

29 comments:

Gill said...

Lovely pictures Helen, I love sweetpeas!
We are packing up today to visit family in the Midlands, and say goodbye, as we are off to AUSTRALIA in 3 weeks.You have inspired me to have a go at crochet, so that will be my project whilst I have free time in Oz.I shall still log in over there,and read your lovely blog.
Gill xx

crafts@home said...

I love the look of the tidy bits of your house, your lovely collections, I also love your seaside hearts :)
Sue Xxx

karenskrafts said...

Beautiful post Helen, all those plums yum. I received a huge bucket full last year & made plum jelly it was so good, sweet fruit:D
Your bags & baskets of yarn are great, familiar sight!!!! Can't wait to see your new project.
Have a lovely day Karen x

Regula said...

Lovely strawberry bag.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Love your bright and colorful flowers and your bags of yarn. That in itself is a lovely sight! Sweet peas still in bloom how grand and surrounded by candles and crystal!!! Can't wait to see your new projects. Have a wonderful day, xoRobin❤

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous little flowers Helen and you're right, crochet gets you using colours that you never thought you would!
I love your strawberry stash bag. :)
I really can't imagine that any part of your house is untidy!
Vivienne x

silverpebble said...

These certainly are lovely images Helen. It isn't autumn yet though is it? Not quite yet!

Country Girl said...

I made a pear and plum crumble this week - very yummy, but yes, it did remind me of Autumn.

KC'sCourt! said...

Love your hearts and your lovely fruit and flowers
Julie xxxxxxxx

Angela said...

What pretty images of the last few weeks of summer. Your sweet peas look beautiful nestled amongst the candles and glass bowls. Ours are all but gone despite my frantic dead heading and our sweet Victoria plums are past their best. We've had our fill and now the blackbirds are having a plum party under the dappled shade of the drooping branches.

I can see a definite blue theme running through your dainty china, mats and pretty lined baskets. The wool peeping out is a promise of interesting projects ahead.
Will wait patiently to find out more of your design work :-)
Angela
www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

Frances said...

I enjoyed seeing a bit of your lovely home. The quality of light in those photos is so pretty. (I also like keeping labels on keepsake jars...gives an additional touch.)

It's true that crocheting can be a perfect way to work with new colorways. It's so much quicker than knitting and very easy to alter your plans as you gallop along.

Best wishes.

Cindy said...

Very pretty glimpses of your home. The colors are so happy. I love sweet peas, must grow some next year!

Jooles said...

Hello Helen!

Well done for having a tidy up..i really should do the same.

I love your little hearts with bunting on they are so pretty.

We have plums coming along nicely on our tree, it really does make me feel like autumn is just around the corner too.

jooles x

Jane said...

I am sure you feel better for a tidy up Helen. I do love plums so much, they would not stay long in my house.As for the strawberry bag, it's gorgeous...is it a CK bag? Enjoy your crochet, it will be fun to see the end product.
Happy Wednesday to you too,
Jane x

carrad said...

Love your little montage of nice house pics and all the pretty bowls. Crocheting on the bus to and from work is very liberating too! xx

gillyflower said...

Hi Helen, looks like I have lots of lovely posts to catch up with after being away - how lovely!
So many pretty photos of flowers and makes - i love the bunting hearts and the pretty crochet flowers, look forward to seeing your project eventually.
Lovely to visit you!
Gill xx

Ali said...

Lovely photos (p.s. cant wait for next months cross stitch magazine!!)

A mermaids purse said...

i love the tour of sweet corners of your lovely home- the glassware and candles are a real favourite of mine...im actually looking forward to autumn, well with the rain showers here it already feels quite autumn like- i enjoy that time, cozying up and being more snug...love your hearts at the beginning of the post and the crochet colourful flowers at the end of it- lovely post as always helen, your posts are filled with beauty x

Solstitches said...

What a lovely picture show and I love those gorgeous hearts especially the one with the beach hut.
Is that design in one of your books or a magazine?
Margaret

Solstitches said...

What a lovely picture show and I love those gorgeous hearts especially the one with the beach hut.
Is that design in one of your books or a magazine?
Margaret

Teje said...

Dear Helen, your post and photos are always so nice to look at! Thank you again for a lovely moment!
xxx Teje

Cozy Little House said...

Your house just says happy all over it.
Brenda

cathleen said...

Lovely photos, Helen..very cozy.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..it will be interesting to see what you make out of your pretty bright crocheted flowers. The colours of the plums and the blue bowl are just delightful together!

delia hornbook said...

So many pretty colours on your post today love sweetpeas. And those plums look look lovely. I have a load of cooking apples i was given last night so it will be crumble baking for me today ;-)) Good look with your project, dee x

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen!

You always have the most lovely photos to share with us!

The seashells and candles are such a wonderful idea, and the crumble sounds delicious.

Have a wonderful week!

do you mind if i knit said...

Such lovely therapy helen, especially those delightful sweet peas and your crochet flowers, I could eat them all up! Vanessa xxx

Mia said...

Lovely colors, flowers and... everything! Just so beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! I wish we could take a peek at your new designs already :)

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

flowers on my table said...

Your home is always filled with lovely colours. I love the little crochet flowers. My sister gave me some plums from her tree this year, they were so delicious they didn't get the chance to get made into anything! I think I would like a plum tree. Have a lovely weekend, love Linda x