Friday, April 8

home again, jiggy jig and a jig, 'cause how nice to do an extra jig...

gosh, how odd. i am a little nervous at being here, what is that all about then? have i been gone so long, is it nerves of excitement or fretting, i do not know. all i know is i have missed you dearest readers and despite my shakes, i am most delighted to be back in my shiny place :)

actually now i think about it, perhaps i forgot to have my orange juice this morning, yes that is it, nothing to do with being here but more to do with being forgetful.



my trip to old blighty was perhaps one of my top ever trips in the past 10 years of tripping over the pond. Leonard and his trusty lens did not let me down. he did a fine and dandy job of snapping shots here and there. i now see it is not him but me who is not allowing our relationship to move on, after spending days of carrying him around and whipping him out to record a moment or two, i still do not love him. however sometimes it takes time to fall in love doesn't it and so i will continue to nurture our little bit of friendship as he deserves so much more than i am giving him.



since arriving home stateside i have holed up in my little shed and pottled, shuffled and shifted until i can pottle, shuffle and shift no more. that is the peachy thing about going away, the fog clears and you can see a solution where once you only saw a problemo. so upon returning i set about working on my solution, and the solution to my problemo is shifting Colin the Computer upstairs into a little corner of Our #1's old bedroom. which actually is no longer her bedroom but a useful room full of things i have accumulated from years of thrift store frequenting and now of course Our Colin.

i am most delighted, for downstairs in the heart of the shed is still my little studio, with Miss Ethel waiting patiently for me and cupboards full of linens and a large sofa under the window. forsaken souls dotted around, smiling at me and it now feels like the creative space it once was when we first moved to Mossy Shed... a space to beaver away in without Colin distracting me and on some days 'playing heavy' on my mind, watching me, never letting me switch off.



and so it is with great delight on monday i will be dealing with my 'itching to be stitching' mood which has been inside of me forever and a day. do you like that? i do too, 'itching to be stitching', surely that would be perfect on a wall hanging above a little trusty sewing machine who waits patiently for the moments she gets to beaver with her owner.



next week in between my stitchery ways i would be happy to share a few of Leonard's snap shots and a few tales of what i got up to if you like. today you can see a little sprinkling of Leonard's capturing moments in blustery old London. i happened across some bunnies to love, i seem to be finding bunnies all over the place but these ones had me overcome with bunny lust. what i really wanted to do was take them home and place them on an acre of moss and crochet them all lovely little bunny ear warmers in happy bunny ear warming colors. when i whispered this thought in their lovely bunny ears they seemed quite keen and started talking amongst themselves as to what colors would suit their lovely ears best...


she has bunnies on the brain alongside her 'itching' mode, oh yes her crafting cogs are turning ~ Tif

25 comments:

Francesca said...

missed you! good to have you back. and your fringe has settled in nicely. x

Lola Nova said...

welcome home dear! So glad you had a wonderful trip. Look forward to Leonard's snaps.

Otter Mei said...

Those bunnies make me smile - and might also feature in some nightmares. But they are adorable fiends.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Good to have you back!
I just love those little bunnies. :)
Vivienne x

by Teresa said...

Welcome Home Tif! Or.. if old Blighty is home.. welcome back! I'm glad the trip was one of your best. Must have been fun with all the meet ups and seeing your family.

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Rachel Hauser said...

Welcome home, Tif! We missed you! I'm so glad, though, that you got some great pictures with those bunnies. They had been waiting for you, of course. And now what bunny-ness will happen next? Only time shall...

summerfete said...

welcome back!
nothing like having an itch to stitch :o)

Sharon said...

she's baaaaack! yay! so good to see you again...since bunnies are my all time fave..i am so happy to see you perched among those big london ones..and yes, with ears like that, they need them some serious bunny ear warmers....perhaps you could take that on as a project and mail them over the pond to your little bestie friend/soul sister to present to said bunnies where then photos could be taken for posterity...something to think about now that you are back. welcome back to bloggy land.

Trisha Brink Design said...

Hail to the bunnies! I think randomly striped warmers to be best....but that's just me. So happy to have you back again...I've missed my little trips to Mossy Shed. Hope it was fab to be MIA wanderlust. Cheerio!
T.
x

I'm Deborah said...

welcome back tif (not that I live anywhere near you.... or even on the same continent..... I am speaking in a bloggy sense of course!) Blighty holds special affection for me, being a brit abroad, and I am so pleased (and a little envious) that you were able to gad about over there with special people (and some gorgeous bunnies) for a little time....

Little Blue Mouse said...

Great to have you back, dear Tif.
I'm glad you had a great time and look forward to more photos.

Carol said...

Welcome home Tif, look forward to hearing/seeing more of your trip to old Blighty. Hope it was warm enough for you, been a real scorcher today.
If you want some bunnies I could try and catch some naughty ones who nibble my lawn down to bare earth, cheeky little things!
I've been in an "itch to stitch" mood lately too, it must be the season.
Carol xx

dottie angel said...

oh my dearies, 'tis lovely to be back with you :)
i am wishing you a peachy weekend of doing peachy things you like to do!
see you on monday
x

Lavender Playground said...

Hello~~~you were missed! The giant sized bunnies are too cute! I think they would totally love the ear warmers.

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Oh, it's lovely to have you back doing your 'business'.
I hope Mossy Shed was all spick and span for you arrival :o)

have a lovely weekend.

Happy sewing Tif xx

soisses-dasleben said...

i have to tell you...

you have such a lovely, crazy, different style - i LOVE it!!!!

and the rabbits are sweet :)

i wish you a fantastic weekend, yours dani

Michelle said...

Welcome Home...
I have missed you so...now I breathe a sign of relief...I can wake in the morning in the hope that a peachy post could be there for me to read and set my mind in a bright and cheery mood for the day...
I am looking forward to Leonards pics and storys from aboard...

The Muse of The Day said...

So happy to know that you are "itchin to be stitchin" - can't wait to see the results. Carolina

Paula Gonzales Rohrbacher said...

So glad that you're back and I can't wait to see the photos!

Emil und die gro├čen Schwestern said...

Lovely bunnies!

Arthur Ransome said...

Thank goodness you're back and pottling into the bargain. Missed you loads - love, Arthur

Eleni said...

Where are these bunnies? I am off to old London Town in a week or two, I shall pay them a visit and let them know you are thinking of them.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Yayyyyyy Tif....So GLAD to hear you're back safe & sound....!

I'm looking forward to hearing more of your travels when you catch your breath....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

dottie angel said...

oh i am positively beaming with your kindness my lovelies!

the little bunnies to love were along the road from liverpool street station i believe, oh gosh now i am wondering if i have that right. well they were near Spitalfield Market i know that for sure as we were on our way when i spied them! it's all a bit of a blur really :)

Katie Bee said...

Hurrah! You're back!
Now I can be full of traveling-over-oceans envy (I've got an itch to board a plane these days) and be thoroughly inspired to crafty ways.