Friday, 19 November 2010


November, are you sure?  I didn't feel like it was this morning!  Out with George and I was steaming hot, spring like weather it was.
This is a very atmospheric shot I took to show the correct berries on the hedgerow (confirming that it is actually November) with the glorious blue sky and sunshine in the background with a little George running back to me.  I say atmospheric, I mean blurred due to the camera lens being smeary!

Once camera is cleaned then we can get a much better picture.  Long shadows - must be the winter sun!

This afternoon I was over at Wimpole Hall setting up for this weekend's craft fair there.  Still not finished so have to go back earlier than I wanted to in the morning.  When I came out of the marquee to get a few more bits from the truck the mist was just starting to roll in across the fields and it looked magical.  I only wish I had the time to walk around to see the house itself if the mist.

Here's my truck outside the stable block with the moon behind it.  Could get used to seeing my vehicle outside a nice big place!  I'm off to Wrest Park again next weekend so no doubt I'll be getting ideas above my station again with spending a weekend inside a stately home!!

Must go and make a few more bits before I let myself go and have dinner, will be sewing very very quickly coz I'm very very hungry!!

Take care all and have a great weekend
Sarah xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Down on the farm

Starting at the end of the day, this was the magnificent sunset we had on Saturday evening whilst at Standalone Farm in Letchworth.
The sky was full of a golden glow, it was beautiful.

We were in our usual place in the cow shed, which actually usually houses the sheep!

I was really pleased with how my new Christmas signs looked with my mug mats and room fragrances, all the colours just worked very well together. 

As for our neighbours, next door were these three lovely goats.  Don't tell my hubby, but I'd quite like a goat or two, fortunately we don't have room in our garden though!

Just getting a closer look to see if my jumper was worth eating!

And on the other side, a pair of docile cows who were more than happy to come to the gate for a scratch on the head.
All in all it was a lovely weekend, lots of people and good sales and lots of fun for everyone saying goodnight to the animals for the winter rest.

I'm going to get back to work now, getting stock ready for this weekend at Wimpole Hall.
Take care all
Sarah x

Friday, 12 November 2010


Just as a follow on from yesterday's picture, this is the next shot on my camera after I took the poppies picture.  It was a beautiful sunny September day out across the fields and I had remembered the camera, fortunately!

I had a lovely surprise yesterday, my book from Karon at Dream Acres arrived, it is lovely and I can't wait to get my herb garden planted in the new year.  I have the space and all the soil etc ready to go and do it.  I am going to put it in the front garden so the chickens cant get into it!!  Now we have a proper door from the house to outside it makes life a lot easier to get in and out!!

Probably shouldn't put this picture on should I!!  I am kidding myself that creativity isn't a neat process!!  Thankfully you can't see the pile of stuff on the floor too!!  All sorted and organised into different piles but still on the floor all the same!

These are my new stenciled wooden signs all packed up and ready to go off to the fair tomorrow

And this is a selection of the Christmas ones.  I am just about to brave the outdoors again and finish taking the pictures of them for the website, wish me luck I fear I shall be blown across the garden with the low flying chooks (they are not intending to fly even if they are fully equiped to do so!!)

Right, must go for my Mary Poppins moment, am fully fortified with tea, carpet bag and brolly
Take care all
Sarah xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Just a couple of minutes

Even here in my workshop where there is just me and the animals it's amazing how powerful two minutes of silence can be.

Thoughts and prayers with our service men and women across the globe, those who are still fighting and those who have fallen.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Blue and Gold

Its this time of year again, where the fire is lit before I've had my breakfast!  Now I have to remember to run down to the workshop too so I can pop the heaters on down here or I wont be able to feel my fingers when I get down to work!

Outside the leaves have turned the dog walk into a glorious golden time, although to be honest, this is a picture from last year!  Having said that, it does look just like this again this year, I just keep forgetting to take the camera out with me.

I have been a little 'blue' of late, have found myself looking inwards and getting caught up on that downward spiral which threatens to take you so far in that getting out seems just too hard a thing to do..... again.  However, I think that is receeding now, no I don't think, it IS receeding and that spiral is not turning anymore, it is certainly not taking me with it any further and I am making my way back to the place where you can see out.  So I am going to go and 'clean the windows' so I can see even better and I'll be back again tomorrow.
Take care all, I hope you are keeping well
Sarah x