Monday, 6 October 2014

Autumn Potting Shed

 We have been out in the autumnal garden a lot this weekend, taking down the sweetpea canes for another year, cutting back some of the plants and sweeping up fallen leaves........as well as pottering in the potting shed of course.................
 ...............we have lots of conkers this year and i have enjoyed collecting them as usual.........
 ..............and taking a few photos too, featuring my sweet bunch of roses which were a gift.........
 ..............i have filled the larger pots with autumn and winter flowering plants for some colour in the tiny courtyard outside out back door.............
 ............with lots of help from molly, who is not just the new sewing room dog but also the new garden dog............she might be very young, tiny and fluffy but she is an intrepid explorer and loves to push her way through the wilder bits of the garden and return covered in goose grass seeds or mud :).........mr p has fenced off the pond for now too............
 .............over the weekend i spent a bit of time trying to sort out my indoor work spaces too.....lots of decorative materials to keep track of for all the projects i'm creating at the moment can mean a muddle and lots of time spent hunting for things..........
 ............so i am tidying up and putting things away in tins and baskets in an orderly way ;).....
 ..........making sure i remember where i have put the things i have tidied away;).............
                                          ................roses in the sewing room.............
                                          .............and all the plants potted up now.............
 ...............so it is time to get down to some work for this busy week..........
 .............i have sharpened my pencils, filled the paint water jar with clean water, got out the new paper crafting supplies..........and ironed lots of fabrics.............
 ...........and made a new flower pincushion to use for my new projects............i can't have too many pincushions around the place............and little scissors too........in a moment i will be off to make a start......or maybe just have a quick cup of coffee first?...................
...........thank you for visiting me here, dear readers, and for your sweet comments which are a joy to receive........i look forward to popping in to visit you too over the coming week........wishing you all happy autumn days with lots of crafty inspirations...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxooooooooxxxxxx

48 comments:

Viola said...

Hi Helen, I just took a break from garden work. Unfortunately my work is not as lovely as yours. Our garden is a real wildspot and I try to fight against spreading bearbind. But your photos look lovely! I love pink chrysanthemums and purple pansies. Maybe I should also take my bike to the flower shop to buy some autumn flowering plants. It looks so nice how you arranged your pots. Have a good creative week, Viola

Cindy said...

Your garden shed photos are so pretty. Nothing like mine would be! I love that pincushion and now I want to make one. Too bad I have to leave for work soon:)

Miss said...

Hi Helen, beautiful pics today.. it gives me the envy to stay in summer or to already be in spring just for flowers and garden.
But winter is good season to knit!!
Just having a stop at your blog is like to stay in spring and summer.
Have a beautiful week.
Miss.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Lovely to see glimpses of your garden and potting shed. Molly looks adorable and so much fun! Enjoy your cup of coffee!! :) xx

gillyflower said...

What a lovely and colourful post with so many pretty things on such a cold, grey and wet day!Molly is a darling!
Love your new pincushion, have a lovely and creative week Helen.Looking forward to catching up with all the posts I've missed!
Gill xx

Rhona said...

I love looking at all your wonderful pictures, Helen! Your blog is always a joy to visit!

Things and Thoughts said...

What a cute dog is Molly!We are wondering if we could buy a Highland terrier for our daughter but I'm afraid life will be very complicated henceforth.Anyway, your creativity continues to amaze me and you always choose the prettiest fabrics Helen!
Olympia

my4lilgirls said...

Hi Helen the potting shed's looking well, have so much catching up to do in my garden, after a busy summer. Can't wait to see what your working on & just adore your wee fluffy dog....what a cutie.
Have a great week
Karen x

scrappyjacky said...

We spent time tidying in the garden as well....good thing as it is pouring with rain now.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, Molly is such a cutie, I'll bet she is great company! :)
Love the new pincushion and that little flower garden tin is so beautiful!!
have a lovely week,
V x

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen,
schön sehen deine Blumen aus. Ich mag auch diese Herbstsachen sehr gerne, es ist eine schöne Jahreszeit. Das Nadelkissen sieht hübsch aus. Ich habe die gleiche Schere, witzig.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Love seeing Molly in your posts! She is so cute and I'm sure fun to have around!. I love my Jack, of course, but sometimes I think I need a small pup too. *Please don't tell Jack* Love the new pin cushion and your tins! The potting shed looks marvelous. I love a good straightening up too, in fact I should be doing that now!!! Have a wonderful week, xoRobin

Art and Sand said...

everything looks lovely.

Susan said...

Hi Helen. I look forward to your posts every week. They are beautiful, cheerful, and inspirational. A happy place in our often crazy world. When I need a "Helen fix" I read older posts before I discovered your blog. :)

My little cottage is showing signs of inspiration from you. A colorful hexagon mat on my coffee table. A fabric apple I made from a magazine I found the day after your post. How fun that was. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for brightening up my world. :)

Jane said...

Hi Helen after such a glorious day yesterday autumn has certainly arrived today. Little Molly is such a cutie and must be such great company. Your roses and garden photos are beautiful. Enjoy your crafting, it looks as though you are all organised and ready to go. Have a lovely week, Jane xx

Ingrid Orens said...

Lovely pictures, Helen !
What fun it must be to have little Molly with you (did she want to swim in the pond ? Is that why your Mr p had to put fences ?)
Love your pincushion and that pretty tin !!
Xxx

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It's always a joy to pop over to your blog to see what you have been doing the past week. Lovely photo's of your garden. You have done mare than I did :-) A beautiful pincushion too.

Wishing you a happy week!

Madelief x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

absolutely love your pincushion!!!!
xxxxx Ale

Amy at love made my home said...

What a busy household you have been! There is so much to do at this time of year isn't there especially outdoors. Love your new pincushion, you are right, you can never have too many! xx

Alison Machin said...

Oh Helen I love all your photos but I just adore Molly! Is she a bichon frise like my little Oscar? She is so cute, fluffy and gorgeous. You have made your courtyard so beautiful. The pincushion is lovely too
Alison xx

liniecat said...

beautiful photos and such a pretty pin cushion : )

Simone said...

Molly is so cute! Your productivity puts me to shame Helen but I know that if I only I could get organised I could be so more productive! Love the pin cushions and the lovely roses. x

Susan Freeman said...

Wonderful post. I am dreaming of all the prettiness here. Molly is so adorable! Give her a kiss from me.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello my friend, what a nice post full of fun, pretty colors and an awfully adorable puppy! Molly is lucky that you adopted her. I got a kick out of you organizing your studio and hoping you'll remember where you stashed things! I can SO relate!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lorrie said...

I love that you can't have too many pin cushions. I just made a new one for myself, too. Lots of prettiness around your place.

Hillside Garden said...

What a beautiful pincushion, so nice. In the moment is a lot to do in the autumn garden, but I love dooing this work and thinking for the next year, when all tulips and other bulbs are flowering.

Sigrun

moonstruckcreations said...

The plants are so pretty, I especially like the mums!

Molly is shaping up to be a most useful dog - a sewing room dog AND garden dog - that is certainly devotion to duty ;)

Have a lovely week, Helenxx

Gillian said...

Molly is so cute. You are very organised - both outdoors and indoors. Whenever I put things away I end up forgetting where I put them. And I find that I can't decide what is the best way to organise all my craft items. So many things could go in more than one category!

cristina said...

Helen, the garden emerges joy! and his dog certainly help!
I love your roses! sooooo nice!
And another pincushion so beautiful as always
Have a nice day!
Kisses from Catalonia!

Jennifer said...

I love the idea of a garden dog! She looks like she must be very helpful and inspiring. :) Your flowers and arrangements are so pretty. It all looks like it came from a gardening guide or a magazine! You have such a good eye for color and decor.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I do love visiting your blog! The colors you use are always so pretty as are your photos.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I have potting she'd envy! Now that's something I never thought I'd say! Cute pincushion!

Lucie said...

So beautiful pics! I love the pink..
Lucie

Thimbleanna said...

It's been fun catching up on your blog -- your photos are always so beautiful. And you have a cute new little puppy! I'm looking forward to reading about her adventures -- I hope she doesn't try her little puppy teeth out on one of your quilts LOL!

ALISON said...

I don't have a garden here in Italy but I always take an interest in looking at other peoples gardens......and envy you all......and as for pin cushions I have quite a few myself but as I work I have the habit of just putting them down on the table and have to gather them up afterwards...I suppose it is just habit...ciao Alison

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

I LOVE your flowers and your garden, dear Helen!
Molly is soooooo sweet and your pincushion is so lovely..
Have a great week
Hugs from Italy
Deborah

Joanne Wilson said...

Lovely photos & your little dog is so sweet & fluffy!

Jane said...

Lovely pics Helen, you've inspired me to get cracking on tidying up the garden for the winter, when it stops raining that is :o) I love your pretty pincushion and Molly is a such a sweetie. Have a creative week.
Jane x

Jooles said...

Hello lovely Helen and gorgeous little Molly!
Sounds like you have been busy inside and outside and I love your sweet little pin cushion x
love Jooles x x x

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Helen, your post is so pretty . . . I had to blow each photo up so that I could take in every detail. I love everything that I see, and that little sign that read "I'm in the Garden" inspired me. As big as our new place is, I should make some signs like that to put on the door. I have already had friends say that they stopped by, when I wasn't home . . .only I was home, just not in the house:) They will be a fun project:) Thanks.
Have a lovely day.
Connie

susan said...

Just found your blog and I enjoyed all the photos of your beautiful creations. I love your sweet little pin cushion. You've inspired me to get out the fabric stash!

forgetmenots blue said...

Your photos are always so beautiful a pleasure to look at I taken my sweet pea canes down too, need to buy some bulbs next. Your pin cushion is so cute x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Oh my goodness little Molly is so sweet Helen!!...Love your pretty pincushion and all your autumn flowers too,
Hope you're having a great week!
Susan x

Anna-Marie Field said...

As always, a pleasure to read your posts!!! But I had to smile at how you have to remember where you put things!!! I do it all the time - everything is neat and tidied away, so much that I usually have to unpack everything to find something again!!! Oh dear!!!
Have a happy weekend!!!
Love
AMarie
xxx

vintage grey said...

Love that sweet flower garden tin and your roses are just gorgeous!! Cute new pincushion!! Wishing you a happy and crafty autumn weekend sweet Helen! xo Heather

Bee Lady said...

Oh I miss my garden shed. Someday I will have another one. I've been bringing plants indoors for the last week or so. Yes Winter is on it's way. Molly is adorable!

Cindy Bee

Alchamillamolly said...

Hello Helen Can you tell me where you got the tin?
Catherine

Sam I Am...... said...

Love the little pin cushion in blue with the pink gingham ribbon and scissors attached. I'm thinking that would make a lovely gift. (I have Christmas on the brain right now).
There's Miss Molly! So cute she is...like a little stuffie. Good for her too, we need more female adventurers!
I too have been needing to tidy up my crafting supplies and equipment as it gets all over the house and then I can't find things when I need them. I get so mad at myself for allowing that to happen and always swear..."never again" but of course it happens again and again! LOL! But we try and that's what counts.
I wish I had a potting shed...I have a potting porch instead and a basement. Lovely flowers and shed. I better get to work myself! Toodles!