Life here is lovely, an we are trying to enjoy everything it has to offer
Its all still new, even though its nearly 5 months since we arrived.
Time has gone so fast and yet the days pass so slowly.
I still have teary moments about the life and friends I have left behind.
Here are some pictures from Virginia Waters, its a park with a giant lake in the middle!
These are the ruins, I loved going here because I studied this during my Roman Architecture course a few years ago.
This is the lake, it is massive.
Last week we took a drive to the beach, so amazing that we can just drive to the beach for a few hours and then drive home! We used to live about 7 hours from the beach in SA. Now we are 1.5 hours drive away!
It was a sandy beach (unlike SA a lot of the beaches here have pebbles)
And in the evening it was so clear we could see the Isle of Wight
I have been creating, this was for a friend
(I have edited out the full names on the aprons)
These were made from scratch, we sketched out the design before starting.
They are made with denim, the binding was made from cotton, there are pockets that are topped with fabric, names were embroidered on, the boys one has a loop (to attach things) and the girls one has a satin flower
they are to fit a 3/4 year old
Then Ive been making journal - lots are in progress
But here are 2 that I finished in the last 2 days...
The little bee one is just 9cm tall!
Inside each cover is a tiny pocket with tags inside, this one has a little sticker that says "my hope is in you"
The pages are coffee dyed and printed with flower digital papers, there are some music pages and some flap out pages
Then this book is even smaller, its 6.5cm tall
Its a Christmas tree decoration, I decided to revisit the ones I tried to make at the end of last year.
This is a much neater result
Also filled with coffee dyed pages that have been printed with flower digital paper
There are other things being made, about 1/3 of a blanket so far (for a queen size bed!) and a bunny in progress
The days are long here so I end up crafting till late because I never know what the time is!!