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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Pine Cone Wreath

Here is the pine cone wreath I made a couple of days ago. Its on a steel frame and is robust enough to go outside. I used a glue gun to stick the pine cones together and to the frame. i used organza ribbon to finish it. It is for sale in my ETSY shop.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Wylam Summer Fair

This weekend has been a bit hectic...I had a stall at Wylam Summer fair and ran the 3 mile fun run too.The stall was pretty successful and i sold several wreaths, lots of badges and hair clips. I was pretty stressed setting things out. This was my home turf and I was feeling a bit insecure. Thankfully feedback was good and I sold quite a lot of stuff.I was particularly pleased with a large pine cone wreath I made.
I decided to put myself under even more pressure by taking part in the annual fun run. Last year I was last. This year however after a years worth of consistent training I wasn't and managed to knock 4 minutes off last years time. I probably could have gone faster, but it was a hot day. Since I took up running a year ago I have dropped 2 dress sizes and gained a great deal of emotional strength and stability. That is more than enough. My husband Lee won the race in a new v40 record time. Robyn was first 9-11 girl. Thanks to my mum Margaret who did a great job working on the stall while I was running and to all the lovely people who bought something.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Wedding Garland

I took these photos of a 'just hitched' wedding garland down the road at the entrance to Wylam church. The little gate way looks sweet and I thought this garland might look nice there.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Recently I've been experimenting with pine cones. Using the glue gun I have stuck similar sized cones together. One makes a rustic candle surround, the other a pretty heart which could be hung inside or out. The obvious draw back with the candle ring is that it is inflammable so caution would have to be exercised.Still, I might make a few more of the heart ones for the Wylam Summer Fair stall.I used a heart template to make sure the shape stayed more or less accurate. The pine cones I've used here came from the woods at Close House and there are loads of them on the ground. I've collected some today from a Scots pine in Engine Dene, its quite interesting to look at the different types of cones and know where they are from.