Good afternoon lovely crafters, nearly the weekend again!
I’ve been tidying up my garden so thought I’d share a few pictures…
The chap in the garden centre said this was a new colour and I thought it was a bit different, never had any black flowers
It’s been like this since May with still so many buds, the photo doesn’t do it justice. There are only 2 plants in here along with a marigold and a lobelia, I think it’s got quite a few weeks left in it yet, I love it
This is my Wisteria, I’ve been nurturing it for over 10 years with no sign of a flower
I nearly missed it, but there this Summer, was my first one! I was so excited that I can forgive it for being a bit scratty and I’m expecting big things next year lol
Next my agapanthus…
I’m not a gardener, I enjoy it but am guilty of just planting things anywhere and hoping for the best. I bought this at Castle Howard about 5 years ago and never had a flower. When I visited my lovely friend Lou last year I was chatting to her hubby who is a horticulturist and he said put it in a pot as they like the roots to be contained. I split it into 3 and put them in pots and I can’t believe my eyes, all 3 of them are like this with about 20 flowers each – I am thrilled
Finally I was washing the window sill and brushed off what I thought was just fluff, when I touched it it exploded and (what seemed like) millions of teeny tiny spiders came scurrying out. I’ve never seen anything like it but they’d nearly all gone by the time I found my camera , I think you get the idea… ewww!!
Onto some makes and here are a few more of my Leonie cards. This tree stamp is unusual and again a bit outside my comfort zone, I think it would be good for using on journal pages…
A couple of you asked if she was leaving Hochanda and the answer is no as far as I know. When she designed her previous products it was through Crafters Companion so now she’s doing something similar and collaborating on a Mixed Media range with Clarity. I love watching her craft on the Wednesday shows, I wish I could do it ad hoc like that instead of taking hours to do a card… is it just me?
Thanks so much for dropping by, have a fabulous weekend everyone and you take care now
…oh and I’ve added my original signature this time, could you let me know if you can see it below or if there is just a cross?
…thank you x