Sunday, 27 July 2008

Clipboards for sale..and my new book;-)


Inspired, in spite of the heat!
I sat in the shade this morning and thought I'd have a go at another clipboard.
I painted it in Farrow and Ball, 'Verte de Terre', slightly distressed it and prettied it up... pockets (on the reverse as well), ribbons,tags, pretty papers etc.

I can do these in any F&B colour, to match a kitchen's colour scheme and I can personalise them (it does not have to say 'My Snippets'!) with whatever words anyone fancies!

This one is for sale, in my Etsy Shop, at £12.50 plus £3 p and p recorded delivery.

Meanwhile...on Thursday I went to one of those garden centres that I don't really like!
Whilst I was walking past the book section, my eyes fell upon this ...
The illustrations are beautiful!
The book takes you through the year, with poetry and paintings.
Pot Marigolds to die for...
Love in the mist (or wherever it takes your fancy ;-)...

Auriculas, so gorgeous...

A place to rest awhile...

I was rather taken with it... and it was dirt cheap too!!

(So we all know where it ended up!)

15 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love your cute clipboard!! Very pretty. That looks like a great book-don't you just love when you find a treasure "dirt cheap"!! it's a gift!
Smiles, Karen

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Sal,
Thanks for popping over.
I love your bits and pieces in the previous post...patchwork and embroidery - I wouldn't have been able to resist either
Deb x

She'sSewPretty said...

I've been catching up on your blog. I love your clipboards. That book looks like a nice way to while away some time and I love, love all the fabrics and embroideries you found in the next post!!

Ragged Roses said...

The clipboard is lovely Sal, I really like that colour
Kimx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great Clipboard Sal. I love buying books that show lots of pretty flowers along with inspirational poetry or saying. Sal, you can do a book like that. I have seen some of your photos and they are very pretty. I thought of using some of my photos to make cards for my family and friends. First, I really need to get my photos inorder first.

Simone said...

Your clipboard is lovely Sal, almost too pretty to use. It's a good job that you went to one of those garden centres that you don't really like to get a bargain book!

this is my patch said...

You've come up with a good idea with the clipboards Sal. You make such a lovely job of all your crafting. We may get to see some of that verse on your blog? The illustrations really are very pretty. x

Sandra Evertson said...

Great clip board!
Sandra

Suzie Sews said...

I love the thought of you sitting in the shade crafting away...and what great results...been good to catch up with your goings on...I made a cuppa and enjoyed all your goings on...loving the garden pictures...

Alison Boon said...

Tres bien for the clipboard. I think it would look great anywhere, I couldn't put one in teh kitch as I never set foot in mine unless it's an emergency, I'm literally straving to death. Great book, the illustratious are certainly attractive.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Now Sal... I think you should pack a suitcase full of your lovely creations and head on up to the Vintage & Handmade Fair in November...???? Please....!

Michele x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Sal, what a beautiful shot on your title page. Where is this gorgeous green scenery?

sharie said...

Just followed your link and came to your blog. What a lovely colour filled site you have!
Everything you turn your hand to looks professional and I really like your taste in linens and books.
In the words of A.S. "I'll be back!"

Gillian L. said...

What a wonderful book with such beautiful illustrations. I have really enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Gillian

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Love the book! I particularly like the nigella/love-in-a-mist illustration.

Love to read your blog - it reminds me of when I lived and worked in Exeter ... and Torquay ... and Topsham!

with best wishes