Wednesday 3 June 2015

Success and a Crafty Consequence

I'm delighted to report that the lighthouse embroidery went exactly as planned

It stitched well

Lined up perfectly with the horizon

And fits the top of the tower just so


Yesterday I popped round to Lynn's with the bags for her sister Ann.

She had emailed me as to how much she owed me, but I took a deep breath and asked for a swap, or even a partial swap . . . Lynn works mostly with clay, and makes the most amazing things.  she had an Open Studio event a few years ago and I fell in love with (actually lusted after) a, um, *building* with a bright blue and a bright green glaze made from glass from a sherry bottle and a wine bottle!

She spent ages this afternoon telling me what she saw as faults in all sorts of creations (her 20+ inch lighthouses are fabulous) then offered me *the* building I remembered from two years ago

Plus a beautiful potted plant (just look at that one red and white flower!)

And tried to give me money as well!

I am so in love with this!!  Brian and Niki think it's wonderful too, and have decided it cant just go on the grass - it needs to be on the table where it can be seen.

Niki says "I'm not dissing your bags mum, but that really wasn't a fair swap, you'll have to make her loads more bags to make it a fair swap"  I think she's right!


  1. Phew! Well that was a relief! It looks great. Love the lighthouse house too. I think you both did a great exchange there.

  2. Wow, I love the top of the lighthouse! In fact, I love the whole lighthouse!

  3. good to see the progress on the lighthouse. Bags look great and what a good idea having a swap you both end up with what you want

  4. Wow! Love that ceramic piece! How wonderful! Great lighthouse too, btw!

  5. I think everyone did well out of the swap Benta!

  6. Yummy lighthouse, I love lighthouses! As for the swap- I've done one or two over time and got some items in return, and yes I've always felt I shortchanged the recipient of my things too! I think if people are will that its a lovely way to have amazing one off hand made items that you'd never be able to justify spending on otherwise. My ha'pen'orth. Your swaps are lovely, and you'll get far more pleasure from them than 'just' money!!!

  7. I think you both did very well with that swap :)


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