This is my favourite spot in the house, our mysterious little window. Both the willow wreath and the marmite embroidery are mementoes of very good days.
My feverfew has self-seeded throughout the garden and is about to flower. I’ll get several months of simple but beautiful daisy-like clusters for popping in a vase, without having spent a penny. Joy.
I’ve been working on some simple-ish everyday pieces for my etsy shop. Tiny 19th century keys, mid century and handmade silver buttons, collections of gemstones, recycled glass & 1950s beads whose colours echo my shawl and simplest of all, a tiny garland of 1920s pearls from a broken necklace I rescued from a junkshop. I taught myself how to add a pearl to a chain almost sixteen years ago. My hands know the small movements so well and as I add each one and build up the little fringe of pearls I imagine the feeling is similar to that of a knitter who has returned to a familiar stitch, yarn and pattern.
Edited to add: two places have just become available on my upcoming silver clay workshop, Saturday 22nd June, due to cancellations. We’ve been impressing sweet cicely and ground ivy leaves from my garden into the clay in my recent sessions – the results have been rather lovely.
Drop me a line on emma at minniedog dot co dot uk if you’d like to come along.