Our garden has been full of sparrows lately - we are filling up the bird feeders daily, and it's lovely to see them. They are such sweet little birds and with their numbers declining I am so pleased we seem to have a permanent group living near us.
For Tag Tuesday the last two weeks themes were 'Sepia' and 'Music'.
Here are my two offerings:
For the theme sepia I decided to look through some old photos that have passed down through the family to me, and I came across this one - the couple have been in our family for years but I don't know who on earth they are! I think the girl was a childhood friend of my father, which puts this photo in the 1940's, which also ties in with her dress style. I was intrigued about what their situation was - is he going away, has he just got back home, is it war time. I've never been able to throw the photo away in case I ever found out anything about them.
I liked the idea of him being away from her and carrying a memento - did he have a lock of her hair or a scrap of a letter - I've collected little precious pieces and clipped them in front of the photo.
This tag represents the theme music. I distressed and stamped a background pattern onto a manila tag and a scrap of sheet music. I added some lace and what should have been two Song Thrushes - however, I had to use artistic licence as these are Field Fares!