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.