Friday, 18 July 2014

...a photo shoot, 600 miles and a lot of lists....

For the last few weeks nothing much has happened here on this little journal of mine.  This isn't due to me putting my feet up,  being asleep or hibernating away. Although, at present, that is exactly what I feel like doing - a sort of contented form of hibernation.  The last mile of a wonderful marathon so to speak.
I have had the most wonderful three weeks where I have been working on a couple of lovely commissions, the house & studio was photographed for a book, due out next year, (a bit ridiculously excited about that-seriously have to pinch myself) and a trip down to Guildford to exhibit at Selina Lake's Summer Fete.  Travelling 600 miles, there and back to Surrey, has left me slightly fuzzy - travelling back, I think I left my zest and gusto somewhere in a service station on the M1. But it was so worth the journey, travelling down with friends in a constant vacuum of giddyness, to arrive and catch up with more friends, to meet new people, to sell my makings and treasures, to spend far too much money in the Toast and Anthropology sale (that wasn't supposed to happen).....

I have just had a lovely final week of working on a list of floral makings for Lotti's and now I am going to find the cosiest of chairs, the loveliest list of walks, 'that' pile of books I have been wanting to read for the last year, lots of potterings to do with the girls, find my sketchbook,.... say hello to Mr H. who has kept the house afloat for the last couple of months... and enjoy a few weeks of meandering around North Yorkshire without a care in the world.  I'll still be nattering over at my Facebook page and I have just joined Instagram resulting in another image collating addiction ...

Enjoy the warmth of Summer, the sunshine on your face whilst cosying in your favourite garden chair, the varied compositions of a good gin and tonic, collecting memories with your family.... you must let me know what your summer plans are and your favourite ways of making life stop...... so that I can secretly be jealous of your meanderings too..

So here is a little album of my recordings of the last few weeks, a lot to condense into one has been a decorative time in so many ways - you may want to make a coffee, it is quite a visual diary....... xxxx


(I always plan my table top in the studio before popping off to fairs, 
it maintains sanity and calmness - well most of the time)

Marna, Jane & Me
my travelling partners

(the studio this week)

 The Linen Garden will be closed until August 12th


  1. That all looks amazing, so excited about the book next year, thats on my list ! Well done you, all that hard work does pay off. Your cushion was featured in our article in Coast Magazine - re The Little Beach Hut Company. Did you see it ? I still love it and it has pride of place on our kitchen sofa. Have a great holiday and relax !

  2. Wow, loving these pics! I need to find that book when it gets published. :)

    I've been enjoying the heat wave that we have here in Finland at the moment; taking half an hour long swims in the lake, doing somersaults and handstands in the water and just having a good time with my sister. I also went on the best summer trip to my friend's tiny home town. She had planned a whole weekend of fun and just took me to all the places without letting me in on the plans! (Descending to a 23 meter deep pothole was not something I would have necessarily chosen myself, but being scared together is good for the friendship - and it wasn't that bad, after all. :D)

    Enjoy your holidays and make lovely memories! ♥

  3. Wonderful photos Vicky, an incredible amount of beautiful work, so enjoy your time off. x