A busy weekend

It's been a busy weekend this week. Following my return from sunny Cumbria (yes you read correctly sunny, a rare treat if you've ever been there!) I've been the card elf all weekend in preparation for my first ever craft fair in early December.
On top of this pile of cards I started my first ever trade order. Fingers crossed that this is the first of many....

Following a haircut at the wonderful Andre Pierre I popped into another craft event on Coldhabour lane (Brixton) the New Vintage Market to say hello to Sinead from Galavant and Little Miss B whose work I was checking out for accessories for  the Fighting Cocks (best live band in London) who are revamping their look 

Little Miss B's hats
And rings

Galavant's jewellery

Sunday was a glorious day. There is nothing like Autumn sunshine with the leaves turning. We went for a long walk through St James' Park, Green Park, Hyde Park down to South Kensington. Here are some of the pictures I took along the way:

This image, and that of the toy soldiers below was taken at the model shop we discovered on our Tyburn walk and I asked OH if we could make a quick detour so I could use a different lense to take pictures. I was very please with the results!

Finally we ended up at the Natural History Museum to see the Wildlife Exhibition, my annual pilgrimage.

On the way to the exhibition we went through the bird section so was able to get up close and personal with a vulture - stuffed of course I regret to say.

You could say they were as dead as a .....

Images from Cumbria

I've returned from a week staying with my folks in Cumbria, aka the Lake District. I was incredibly lucky with amazing weather so spent three glorious days sitting in the sunshine making cards. Below are some of the images I took around my mum and dad's house: 

This sign for 'dirty carrots' still makes me laugh. Spotted in the local shop in the village where I was born.
Managed to get quite close to some of the birds that my mum and dad feed in the garden as the weather was so mild. At times they can have nearly 100 birds waiting to be fed. I love the red of the Japanese maple coming through.
As the weather was so mild there were still lots of flowers around. My mum dries these as well, the colours were fabulous.

My dad loves growing his veg in the garden. The sunshine through the leaves was amazing.
My mum told me of this fantastic lichen in the garden which was a photo opportunity I couldn't resist.
And here is Dad hard at work in the garden. Both he and mum were out in the garden most mornings while I was there. Not bad for 70!
Finally this is moss on the wall inspired by BBC's Autumnwatch. I was quite pleased with the results!

Christmas is coming

Finally I've managed to get my act together and have started to make Christmas cards - possible a little late but I'm doing a craft fair in December so have been making cards in a bit of a panic! Will be going up on Etsy soon. Will need to make in addition over 100 to send myself!