Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Out and about

Greetings friends. I hope you've all had an enjoyable Easter. I'm just popping in to let you know that I'll be busy for the next few months so you won't be seeing me on Flutterby Patch quite as much. I'm now responsible for a new Facebook page belonging to my local red squirrel society so please pop in and find out what's happening if you're passing.



On Sunday we walked to Orrest Head above Windermere.

 

It's uphill all the way and soon we were able to look down on the town of Windermere.


The path to the top passed through woodland.



In days gone by you would have been taken to the top of the hill in a horse drawn carriage.



The carriage would have stopped near the top and the passengers would have alighted and walked the last few yards to the summit.


And here is the view that would have greeted them. Little has changed over the centuries.

Windermere lake with the Lakeland fells (mountains) in the distance.


There are plenty of fast flowing streams tumbling through the Lakeland landscape.


Primroses bloom among the rocks.



These pretty blooms were once so plentiful they were picked by the basketful. These days the picking of wild flowers is discouraged.

The fast flowing stream eventually reaches Windermere lake.


Hopefully we will soon see the return of a lot more red squirrels like this cute little character.

 

WRSS Facebook page


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Still smiling!

I've been busy again this week with my happy theme. See what you think.

First I made some Happy Knitter brooches



I thought the knitters needed a few friends so I made some Happy Quilter brooches to keep them company. Their little patchwork quilts are made from tiny scraps of Liberty Tana Lawn trimmed with vintage pearl buttons.


Finally I decided children needed something cute and smiley to cuddle so I made these tiny jolly dollies. Each one has a pretty tote to sleep in.


 I've now listed some of my happy characters in my Etsy shop. I've renamed the shop 'Jollymakes' which I hope better describes the shop's contents.
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