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My little haven

This is where I walk my dog most days.  It’s a sweet little park that most people don’t know about because it’s tucked out of the way.

It’s sort of wild and windswept and high up and I love it. It’s a quiet little oasis just 2 minutes drive away with easy parking which in London is very precious.

Every Spring a new pair of geese raise a family on the little pond. There were eight goslings this year and they all survived. It was a few short weeks before the eight tiny balls of downy fluff became strong and independent and it was a joy to watch their progress every day for a few minutes. Sometimes they were all closely tucked up tightly down the side of the bank  protected from the wind with the parents keeping a beady eye out for danger and if felt threatened they quickly all jumped in the water.

Those geese are the most amazing parents. Fiercely protective and guarding their beloved offspring every waking minute.  Eventually the babies were independent enough to fly away one by one every couple of days and I wondered if the parents were sad…..I was.

The poor old ducks by contrast all seemed to be one parent families and it looked much harder lonelier work. There’s also a lone turtle who live in the pond. You see it sunning itself on hot summer days and it’s lived there for years. I didn’t see it this year though. I don’t go when the sun is high as it’s too hot for the dog to run.

This blackberry was eaten after having it’s pic taken. I love blackberries and the feeling of pure vitamin c being absorbed to ward off colds.

There is also a stork who lives by the pond and is often there standing alone. It’s very jumpy and flies to the other end of the pond at the sight of a dog careering down the hill.
There is also the odd rat which I don’t mind at all as they are at home where they belong. The sight of a couple of them jumping into the pond sent shivers the other day though as there is something very unappealing about a rat swimming somehow.
Well that’s my handy little haven and the best part is…………….

that there’s a busy 2/3 lane road close by on one side and a drive thru MacDonald s even closer on the other side. Not that I’m particularly partial to fast food extractor fans ( though I do find them strangely alluring & comforting) but I’m a city girl and if I don’t see a shop or a car for more than 10 mins I start to panic.

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Hoopy Picture

Vintage embroidery brought back to life

vintage embroidery brought back to life

Here’s another hoopy picture made from an old and damaged embroidered tablecloth which I’ve sewn a colourful variety of vintage fabric flowers on to.

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Discarded petals on the floor

Petals on the ground

Discarded petals on the floor

I was messing around with flowers and petals as visual props for some of my mini vintage bunting photos and I couldn’t let them go without taking a pic of them first. I’m an unusually sentimental person.

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What’s that hanging on the bathroom door

Vintage bunting

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door. Available at my on line shop

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Heart shaped pin cushion

Pin cushion heart

Pin cushion heart

vintage heart fabric  shaped pin cushion with a bit of pink & white polka dot and some orange cotton. I’ve sewn my ‘Lots of Love’ label on the front and some lavender coloured bobbles down the side. It’s nice to have something pretty to look at whilst doing a bit of sewing.

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More flowers from the garden

Garden flowers

More flowers from the garden

Sweet peas, lavender, coreopsis. Every year I sow my sweet peas in June which is a bit late so they’re never that plentiful. Next year I must remember to do it in May so they get more time to grow. Some of the colours are so amazing, the brightest most vivid pink I’ve ever seen.

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Put to good use at last

Buckets & Tins

Bucket & bread bin

These have been knocking around in my garden for years. This year I decided to drill some holes in the bottom and plant mixed flower seeds in them. Now they have a purpose and I’m so pleased with them. The bucket is a vintage Dutch potato bucket.

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Vintage Embroidery Hoop

Vintage embroidery hoop picture

Vintage embroidery hoop picture

Beautiful vintage embroidery which I’ve embellished with vintage fabric flowers to bring it to life even more.

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Birthday Flowers

Lovely flowers this year, tons of them.

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flowers from the garden

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31/07/2012 · 9:56 pm