Monday, 18 August 2008

Clouds, Rain and Trees

I thought it was about time that I stopped complaining about the amount of rain we have been having this Summer and decided to celebrate it.

So I bought this necklace -

Made by the talented Jen of Fable Handmade goods on Etsy. Its called April Showers but I've renamed it Irish Summer 2008 ! Thanks Jen, its even more delightful than I thought it would be.

Jen's blog The Fabled Needle is so pretty. Her crochet patterns are delicate and have a antique feel to them. I have already ordered her pattern for The Mighty Oak Scarflette.

I have a passion for Acorns and couldn't resist this when I saw it. I have the yarn gathered and my crochet hook at the ready. Hopefully will have it finished in time for Autumn.

Whilst on the topic of weather and trees check out our new Weather Tree.

My pal and sister-in-law Gentlytiptoe and I saw this poster 5 years ago in a National Trust shop. But at the time they were out of stock. I remembered that they were designed by Dorothy Thelwall . Occasionally over the last while I have been looking out for one and I suppose with the weather being on my mind I found them for sale here. I was so excited I ordered 3 to send to my nieces and nephews.

The idea is that you choose a colour for each type of weather and colour one leaf a day to represent the weather. Each branch of the tree represents one month. The kids and I decided on our colours today and coloured in our first leaf !


hannah said...

That necklace is lovely, I am envious! We started our weather tree yesterday too, I wonder how they will compare.

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love the idea of a weather tree. Going to be interesting to see which colour dominates once a year has passed... Thanks for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I'm still getting the hang of it, so it's encouraging to know that someone is actually reading it!

Ravenhill said...

Such a pretty necklace and the oak scarlett is going to be fabulous!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I've just seen the weather tree on Hannah's blog - what a great idea! I'm going to order some for family christmas presents (and one for us of course!) That scarf looks gorgeous and your necklace is lovely. Lucy x

Melissa Goodsell said...

I ordered two of these today because I fell in love with the concept after seeing them on your blog :)

nikkishell said...

The weather tree is fabulous!

mayaluna said...

So much beauty and magic in this post! I love your "irish summer" necklace-what a beautiful way to accept the rain. That scarflette is so gorgeous... I wish I could crochet. Someday I will put the needles down and pick up a hook! I absolutely love everything about the weather tree. I hope you will keep us all updated throughout the year! I can't wait to see it fill in!

Cele said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments :)