Today is my husband’s birthday, and if he had his way he’d be either windsurfing, surfing or sailing. But sadly for him, the weather isn’t playing the game, and conditions aren’t right for any of the above, so he had to make do with a dog walk and a lovely coffee & pastry in our favourite coffee shop.
This is Songbird, his boat, bought and launched earlier this summer, on a sunny day (yes, there have been some, honestly!). Since we met we’ve worked our way through four sailing boats – a stunning wooden one called Elwinor, a child & dog-friendly one with a cabin called Freedom, a small open boat called Ethel (yes, someone really called a boat Ethel), and now Songbird.
I’m not a sailing girl, but I can appreciate beauty when I see it, and she is a beautiful boat. Quite rare. Lovingly built. Shiny – well, she was before she got on the water…. I confess I’ve yet to go out in her, but should we ever get any decent weather (I am *definitely* a fair weather sailor) then we might have a family trip up the river for a peep at Frenchman’s Creek and a picnic.
But for now I’ll leave you with a few pictures, and dreams of blue skies.
I love living by the sea; nothing beats walking the cliff paths and beaches, rain or shine (unless it’s walking in the fells, but the feeling is the same!). A lot of my inspiration comes from in and around the ocean, and in particular of late I’ve been developing my Rockpool designs – you can see some them here.
Rockpool Pendant with Chain
With all the rain recently, the rockpools at my nearest beach have been filled with water running off from the fields above; this makes for some delightful tiny waterfalls which seem to capture the essence and texture of my Rockpool jewellery. I thought I’d share some of the pictures with you.
I hope you like them. Keep a look out for further rockpool related jewellery in the near future….
It’s been a bit of a busy week here. It started on Sunday when I took my eldest daughter to the Eden Folk Sessions. Now, she’s not a fan of folk music, but her friend was going too, so she relented; needless to say, we all had an excellent time. In true Cornish style the rain couldn’t stay away, but it didn’t matter, we danced anyway. My favourites Seth Lakeman and Bellowhead were as fabulous as when I’ve seen them previously, and Frank Turner , who I haven’t seen before, was a stunning close to the evening.
I don’t know about you, but I’m very bad at wearing my own work, so I decided on Saturday night that I would make myself a sea glass necklace, and wear it on Sunday. Do you like it? Not only do I love the way it looks, but it has the added sensory joy of jingling ever so gently when you move – not in an annoying way, in a tinkling fairy bells kind of way (forgive my hippy leanings!).
And the rest of this week has been taken up with a poorly child (it wasn’t dancing in the rain that made her ill, honest!) and preparing stock for a new local shop, Cornish Maid. I finally finished today – ready for tomorrow’s official opening – although as yet I don’t have any pictures to show you. It did involve a lot of bead stringing (which I don’t generally do much of) for some specifically commissioned pieces, along with some of my own designs which Sarah has tried and tested in her other shop; here’s hoping the new clientele like them as much!
And so the only other photos I have for you today are some pieces I made a while back, which I haven’t yet got around to listing in my online shops – so here’s a sneak preview, before they become available….
So there you have it, almost the end of a busy week; I hope it’s been a productive one for you. And I’ll leave you with a song that I really loved on Sunday – enjoy!