Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back in the saddle

I'd be fibbing if I said it's been easy to get back to work after our holiday, but I have been enjoying the bit of time I've had at home to ease back into things.
I've been working on some more dresses, and on my list for today is a little shirt or two.
There's been time to play around with my new found love of cross stitch, and I've hatched some pincushions. They make me smile, and I love making them.

This Sunday marks my return to Piccadilly Market, the first market for me since the end of May.
I'm looking forward to getting back to some regular market days, it means that Winter is nearly over!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, where did you come from?

I know this a common lament around here, but golly, this week has quite simply disappeared.
Perhaps I'm still wafting about in another time zone.
Perhaps it's that there's been a few happenings that have thrown me off.
The most pressing thing on my mind today is our poor Ray-boy.
Somehow, during our walk on the beach yesterday, he broke a toe.
Yep, I don't know how that happened either.

He's on doctor's orders to rest for the next 2 weeks. 
Somehow, I don't think that will be so much a problem!
It is heart wrenching watching the poor dog hobble about on 3 legs, and the stairs have us all holding our breath.

I've been sitting with him, and indulging in a little more cross stitch.
This little pincushion has proven more appropriate than I realised!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A month in the States

Well, it's been a week since we arrived back in the country!
What a holiday.
What a month!
I don't know how to begin to sum up all our travels across the great United States of America.
So, perhaps I'll just say that we found the people to be friendly and polite to a fault, the food was amazingly good, the sights iconic and nothing disappointed!
People have been asking me what was my highlight, and honestly, I cannot pick just one thing.
But, some favourites were New York. Full stop. 

The amazing Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, where it was so great to see what makers and designers from across America are doing. I met the ladies behind one of my favourite US labels, Rebe. And, yes, I did buy a little something. Or two.

Savannah with it's gracious streetscapes and glorious Georgian and Victorian houses.

The people of Savannah were warm and welcoming, and surprised us with their dry wit and sense of humour.

Las Vegas with it's over the top everything. 

San Francisco's roller coaster streets, and roller coaster cable cars. 

And finally, the Pacific Coast Highway, something we really wanted to experience being dwellers of the Great Ocean Road. 

The beautiful holiday town of Carmel by the Sea will stay in my memory, as will the Pacific Coast fogs!

I'm not quite sure I'm ready to be back.
If you'd like to see more, head on over to Instagram and take a look at the whole trip!