Thursday, 21 June 2007

My First Post... Lavender

I thought it was about time that I started my own blog, after spending months looking at other peoples and saying to myself, I really must set one up.. well I have finely done it! As I have read in other peoples blogs, it really does feel strange writing one yourself. Well here goes, less of the rambling and more of what I want to show you.

A little corner of my home

I had a lovely day at my mothers house yesterday. I have been eyeing up her three huge lavender plants for the last few weeks, eagerly awaiting the time that they can be cut (due to all the rain we are having at the moment the flowers were getting ruined.) Mum was a little disheartened at first but got in to the flow once we started cutting. It was so therapeutic and the smell was divine.

Another thing I am going to have to get into the habit of is having my camera with me. Once we had picked the flowers there was a basket full, twice the amount above, I looked at them in my mums old willow basket and thought... oh I need my camera, I did try the camera on my mobile phone but the pictures were constantly blurred, now is it just me who has a problem with keeping the phone still? Plus the picture is always delayed, you click it and think oh yes perfect, then when you see what you have really photographed, it looked like my daughter had taken the picture. I took these pictures today with my normal camera, fortunately the lavender still looked fresh.

Another reason why I wanted to start blogging is to encourage myself to make all of the things I have put in my 'creative' note pad, don't laugh, I have about six on the go, each one has a different purpose, sad I know but I hate having things muddled up. Well I have started to make the linen birds that I planned to make last summer. I managed to get some gorgeous vintage French metis a few weeks ago and after seeing all of that lavender I decided to start them now, here is a sneaky peek of one.

Hope you come back soon x


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I'm so glad you have started your own blog-love the lavender photos and can't wait to see more!

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Welcome! It's great to see more UK blogs, we're growing fast. I've added you to my favourites and will give you a mention on my blog. Your little corner is lovely. Like you I started a blog after reading everyone else's. It will change your life! Blogging brings out your creativity and also an appreciation of the simple things in life. Enjoy!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Faye- glad you are enjoying blogging! Yes,it is a Cath Kidston Stanley dog,I really like it-not sure why!!
You blog looks lovely too,I will visit you again soon!

heidi said...

i absolutely love lavendaer, spritz my sheets, sacets in my bureau drawers, body it! can't wait to see some more lovely corners of your home. xo

thevintageboquet said...

Faye, I'm a new blogger too~! LOVE LOVE your it finished yet?? please post pictures

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Welcome to blogging!! You are going to love it and it will definatly get you motivated to do things you have been putting off...that is the best part!


KARA said...

wow nice to see another beautiful blog, gorgeous piccy's, i know what you mean I have had to learn to carry my camera, cause mobile phone ones are poo.