They call me mellow yellow

We’ve been continuing to practise using Brian. The latest excursion was to a campsite in Suffolk, where every other caravan was polished and new and almost everyone wandered over to take a look at our little curiosity . We had some lovely comments and everyone liked him. Many of the visitors peppered their sentences with ‘boho’ and ‘hippie’ and a lot of people said they would really prefer to have a tiny vintage ‘van than their own smart outfit!


I came home inspired by the general hippie theme and made a couple of boho bags.

The first was made from vintage 70’s material and I lined it with brown linen. I couldn’t resist the clashing prints for the photo, the more flower power the better I say.


For my next effort, I crocheted some  wool squares then lined it with black linen and gave it a zip and linen straps.


I’m trialling lots of different one off styles.

Whilst we were in Suffolk we visited the coast, it has a wild beauty, with sand dunes covered in marram grass and long sand and pebble beaches. Great for walking Ziggy but I didn’t find a single piece of sea glass to add to my collection.


It’s no surprise that we are a nation obsessed with the weather. We have gone from high humidity and temperatures in the 30’s to torrential rain and highs of 15 degrees in the same 24 hours throughout the month.

As it seems to have settled for the lower figures and persistent rain over this last weekend, I’ve brought a bit of sun inside


Let the sunshine in!

The weather was so grim all weekend but it is July and we didn’t want to waste  Sunday in the house. I’m happy to do that in winter but not in the middle of ‘summer’.

So we made like  tourists yesterday and wandered around town visiting art and craft galleries and took a few photos of Kings parade. We don’t usually go into the city much at the weekend in summer as it’s packed but there is a very energetic vibe and we had a lovely afternoon.


The Corpus Clock (bottom right two photos) sits behind a window of the Taylor library of Corpus Christi college on Kings Parade. The locust/grasshopper/monster sits on the top and devours time. It’s always surrounded by tourists taking photos and I joined them. It took several attempts to take a photo that didn’t include an umbrella, hence the fact that I couldn’t spend too long finding an angle that got rid of the reflection on the glass.

It’s unsettling watching time being gobbled up….

I’m hoping to spend some of it this week sewing and jewellery making.

Have a great week whatever you’re up to.




6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ann says:

    I am seriously in love with the first bag, which I’m sure will come as no surprise to you. I, for my part, am not surprised at all at the interest generated by the lovely Brian! Belgium is a nation obsessed with the weather too, and I combat those grim days by wearing colour all the time. I can’t understand why people add to the misery by wearing drab colours. I really must make it to Cambridge sometime, although I understand that with all the tourists the summer months might not be the best time. Hope you’ll be able to get along with your sewing and jewellery making, and that the weather improves for you. After all, summer will be over far too soon … xxx

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    1. The weather hasn’t improved, I’ve been caught in torrential downpours more than once this week.
      Yes, do come to Cambridge, it would be lovely to meet you.
      You might be interested to know that we’re off to Wales in September, for an overdue family visit!


  2. Vix says:

    I’m not surprised Brian gets a lot of love, he’s a beauty! I’m loving both your incredible bags. My Mum crocheted a blanket for me before I was born, I’m toying with the idea of making a bag from it now I’ve seen yours as the squares are hanging on by a thread.
    I bet Ziggy loved that beach, what a shame there was no sea glass for you.
    I spotted that locust clock when we went to Cambridge and was intrigued as to what it was. xxx

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    1. It’s a great idea to turn your Mum’s crochet into a bag. I bet you’ll come up with something unusual and lovely.
      Ziggy thinks it’s great on the beach, so far he hasn’t shown an interest in going into the sea but he tears along with the wind in his hair.
      You wouldn’t automatically see that the locust clock is actually a timepiece, there’s not much to suggest it is there! xxx


  3. ratpip says:

    Lovely desolate Suffolk beaches compared to the bustle of Cambridge. You’re right about time being munched up, it’ll soon be the end of the year …. 114 shopping days to Christmas!

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  4. Yes, the beach was practically empty- bliss!
    No no, not going to think of winter yet!! xxx


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