Silks, Bobbins and Bodkins

Beauty in everyday things Yet another button fell off a shirt today and in searching through my mother’s sewing basket for a needle and some suitable thread, I realised how many lovely old wooden bobbins she has collected over the years.  Some of her sewing treasures have been hoarded, others inherited from her own mother…

Homely Things #3 – Linen and Lavender

IMAGES OF THINGS THAT SPEAK OF HOME………. Despite being a rubbish cook and one of the most disorganised people I can think of, I am at heart a serious home-bird.  My nest is not necessarily a very tidy one and the performance of household chores ranks on my enjoyment scale somewhere alongside cleaning out the…