Monday, 26 November 2012


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.

I am linking up with Color Me Weekly and Mosiac Monday.

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!

Monday, 19 November 2012


 I had forgotten how wonderful old beach huts are - the more run-down and tatty the better the textures to photograph!  

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday, Color Me Weekly and Blue Monday.

Monday, 12 November 2012


It has been a wonderful autumn so far, with plenty of opportunities for walks and wonderful trees and foliage.  
A few days ago we went for a walk around Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, one of my favourite parts of the New Forest - I grabbed the opportunity to take some photos while the sun was shining.

I am linking this to Color Me Weekly and Mosaic Monday.

Monday, 5 November 2012


This weeks Tag Tuesday theme is anything to do with the moon and stars.
I made two tags using a wonderful old book from the late 1800's that I found in a charity shop, about the Heavens.
The splodges on the right hand tag are gold leaf flakes - I just could not get them to look gold and shimmery in the photographs!

In keeping with the Tag Tuesday theme I photographed the face of our old grandfather clock - I rather like the sun and moon dial (although only the stars were visible when I took the photo).
I am linking this to Color Me Weekly.