Saturday, 25 August 2012

A few of my favourite things

This little peg doll was a christmas gift a few years ago and she holds pride of place among my bits and pieces. She's seen better times I suppose but she has such a gentle and well loved personality about her.
Her blouse is made of ticking and the skirt, from a scrap of furnishing fabric. A cap of crazy patchwork adds character to her roughly painted face.
She sits on the shelf amongst a small collection of more modern peg dolls that we found at The Deepings in Tasmania.
It's strange that I've never named her. After all, if you consider that our extended family have all had special names it doesn't make sense that thislittle miss remains nameless.
Spring is on its way!
 This week we've had  some of the oddest weather; days that have hinted at the coming Spring and then more cold wet Winter just to remind us that we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves. With two days of sunshine and mild temperatures my plum trees have quickly come into bud burst. Hopefully the wind hasn't done too much damage.
Amazing floor tiling!
Part of my header photo is a pic that I took when we were in Florence. This floor in Saint Maria Novella is more unusual in that it isn't made of tiny cosmati tile pieces but larger slices of monotone marble.

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