"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just a few things more to complete

I don't know what possessed me to make her shoes like this!. I am not enamoured by them at all. I guess I just wanted it to be finished soon so I was not thinking. Anyway there is nothing I can do now.

I hope to make some wings out of this fabric. Hopefully it will work out the way I want it to. I made the dress out of silk Dupioni which frays like mad. I collected all the silk threads that came out of the fabric and used it io make this fabric. I added a little sprinkling of angelina fibres to give it a little bit of sparkle. You cannot see it clearly in the picture. Then she will be done. However I need to make a perch for her. I have an idea but it is not going to be done before I am away for couple of weeks. There is always something sigh!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Was away

I was away for a few days after a very hectic 21/2 weeks of having visitors at home. So here are some pictures of our leisurely stay in Madeira.
Afternoon tea to relax after walking around the whole day.

Lovely gardens to stroll

The long climb up to the mountain

And climb back down into the beautiful botanical gardens

Some quaint little traditional houses

A beautiful magical entrance to a restaurant 

View from the hotel in the night

View from the hotel at dawn

All in all a relaxing time was had.

I have been keeping an eye on my visitor and he watches me from afar off :-)

No doubt wishing I was not there and he could have a try at getting the fishes. Another lotus bloomed and this time the colour is a pale yellow with pale pink outside petals

Sorry I have not been commenting lately on blogs even though I am visiting it. My back problem has not gone yet and it seems to be troubling my wrists which goes into a spasm when I use it too much. I am told it is originating from my back. So I am trying to give it rest. So my doll rests too :). Hopefully it will get better soon and I will be able to use my hands normally. Today I feel much better so I thought I would share my photos.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Lovely goodies

Earlier this week I received some lovely goodies in the form of children's vintage books from Barbara. 
Sadly I just found out that Barbara is closing her shop due to health reasons but if you are interested in children's books hurry she has some lovely books on Sale which you will never get them at this price. 

So let me tell you that my books came beautifully wrapped up that it felt as though I was opening my Christmas presents.

These are the beautiful books I got with beautiful illustrations which are so inspiring.

Barbara included these delightful book marks

And she is so generous that she even included a little something special . This beautiful vintage post card is so adorable. They take me right back to my childhood days. Thank you Barbara for your generous thoughtful inclusion of this delightful postcard. I shall treasure it.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

First ever

Yesterday morning I was so delighted to see that our water Lilly flowered for the first time. I was so excited about it :-) then I saw another bud coming up which I am sure will flower today. I was amazed at the speed at which the first one opened. I looked at it when it was just coming out of the water and then after five minutes when I looked it was completely out of the water and begining to open. After another five minutes it was almost fully open amazing!  I have to keep the netting on the pond because we get early morning visits by the Heron. He thinks he can have his breakfast in our house :)


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