Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Parks... and bags of all sorts!

On a very gloomy Saturday morning, we caught the train to Exmouth.

There's not a lot in Exmouth and it was all a bit..well...dead!
But there is a very pleasant park.
I do like a nice park!
I think that's because, in Newton Abbot, we do have lovely parks and I spent a lot of my childhood playing in them!
We strolled through the park, which was all ready and raring to go...although everything is so late this year!

It was neat and tidy, if nothing else!

It will be lovely in a few weeks , I'm sure.

Yesterday , it was back to some crafting and I started to make a few hanging scented bags with some of my favourite vintage fabrics...

But I ran out of Lavender!

So I turned to my box of fibres...and played around with these..

Which you may well remember as...

I made them on long paper bags and so had a lot of fun loading them up...
...and slipping things in at the end of the paper bag... the fibres being used as 'pulls'.
Hopefully the children will love them!
That done, I have acquired a lot of bakers twine and so I sorted this into
5 yard lengths...

Finally, a 'thank you' to Tracey (Funky Monkey) for sending me a 'thank you' pressy!

This CK mug arrived last week along with some Green and Black's Chocolate..which err..umm..sadly can't be shown!

And a thank you to Tris for getting me the cushion from Past Times!

I've found just the place for it in my teaching room...one has to teach the children all about all things shabby chic and vintage you know!

Hope you all have a lovely week!



Anonymous said...

so positively yummy and full of gorgeous easter colour :o)
loved the walk in the park too xx

hugs xxx


LissyLou said...

a gloomy day brightened by lots of colourful crafts and goodies!!

KC'sCourt! said...

Only ever been to Exmouth a couple of times - you're right there isn't a lot there! Love the the bright crafty bits.

Guenievre said...

I love the cushion !
We went in Exmouth in August few years ago, there were a lot of tourists.
I'm sure children will like what you made !

Linda Gilbert said...

Exmouth, Dawlish. Teignmouth . Happy Memories of childhood treats and I so agree Newton Abbot has beautiful parks all lovely and very different.
Love Linda

Ellouise88 said...

Lovely pictures on your post, as usual. Saturday was a bit grey wasn't it? If you have time, hop over to my blog for a giveaway?

BusyLizzie said...

Those parks were looking very "behind" plantwise, hopefully Spring will be sprung soon! Jack will be at Exeter on Saturday, but I will be probably at the Dairy House getting ready for the BIG event on Sunday! Have a good rest of week. xx

THIS'N'THAT said...

Hi, Interesting that your comments on 'a nice park' are almost the same as a conversation that I had with a friend recently. I grew up in Stourbridge where a local businessman had endowed three lovely parks for generations to enjoy. We lived opposite one and had bowling green, putting green, playground, lake, tennis courts and more ... Oh and a great hill to toboggan on in Winter. So glad that he wasn't inclined or able to spend his wealth on a fast car!!
Lesley XX

twiggypeasticks said...

I love your craftig Sal, it's always so jolly and vibrant !!
twiggy x

Kelly said...

Great makes!!! Love the colours!

Josie-Mary said...

ooohh Exmouth does look gloomy, I can't remember if it was nice on Saturday...working :(
I love all the bright colours :) x

funkymonkey said...

I love the cushion Sal. I've just bought another Union flag. Loks like there's another I need to buy now.


About the Bumble Bee said...

Hi Sal,

Thankyou for the gentle amble around the park. Your paper craft and vintage inspired sewing look lovely. What a fabulous stash of material you must have squirreled away!

Take care,

PS. Fab rosy Union Jack cushion.