Friday, 22 July 2011

No rest for the naughty

I may be a holiday task master ( " you will enjoy yourself, whether you like it or not" ) but even I can't keep going all day. Every evening I would remove my tour managers hat, put down the ubiquitous umbrella and kick off my sensible sandals. While the family breathed a sigh of relief and toddled off to find some form of technology to fiddle with I would dig in to my bag and bring out my small project box.

The summer season of craft fairs coincides with the school holidays and I always feel the need to try and do something while I am away. Fortunately I've found a way of creating and relaxing. I take a box of fabric scraps, threads and embroidery floss with me wherever I go.  

Some holidays are more productive than others, it all depends on how much energy I have at the end of the day and whether I'm left to my own devices. This year I didn't actually get around to making much ( a combination of good company, good wine and a really comfy bed! )

I embroidered some white cotton with a flower motif. I made them in to lavender sachets when I got home.

But the majority of what spare time I had was spent folding fabric flowers. I didn't realise how many I had made until I got home and had to decide what to do with them. Most became rings and brooches to replenish those I had sold at the last craft fair. I decided to try something new with the few that were left. What do you think?

colourful bookmarks

Hmmm! Not quite sure how they will work with a Kindle....


Anonymous said...

The flowery bookmarks are gorgeous , bet you sell out tomorrow !!

Alexis x

Ali said...

I love your folded flowers Linnhe Mara and think its great you take something crafty on holiday...I end up reading every available leaflet I have magpied along the way each day!
The bookmarks are fab!
Ali x - a lover of books and all things paper printed!

Anonymous said...

Lovely bookmarks.. and those lavender sachets are very pretty. I always take crochet on holiday then fail to do it because don't have bright enough light in the tent!

gtlady said...

I LOVE those bookmarks, they will definately sell, so pretty and useful! I always take a bitof crochet with me, there is nothing so perfect as sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine and some crochet, though beware...once I had one to many while crocheting a scarf, the following morning I discovered what can only be described as a piece of freeform...

Linnhe Mara said...

Thanks for the compliment. Glad to hear you are keeping you faith with the printed page

Ali (veryberry)
What a pity you are hindered in your crochet endeavors. I'm sure your boys don't leave you with much down time anyway :o)

That did make me giggle. Would have loved to have seen that 'scarf'

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