Sunday, 19 August 2012

Swanning around

Another week has gone by of the summer holidays - I can't believe it!
It's been a busy week, even though we haven't gone far. Son is back in a boot on his ankle and the weather has been rather wet here in the west.
On Friday Pickle-Lily and I decided to carry on with her swan hunt. The city of Wells, to commemorate the Queen's Jubilee created a swan trail of 60 very large swans, decorated by local artists and schools, and over the past months P has tried to see them all.
We have managed about 50 so far, they are all very different and we both have our favourites. If you do get a chance to visit Wells it is a great way to explore the city.
I also seem to have spent a lot of time cutting out - both felt and fabric, and making a lovely mess all over the floor!
P has helped by using the big shot to cut out lots of gingerbread men for me to use in the new kits I am creating for Christmas, and I couldn't help make some decorations as well!
 I know it seems rather early for the Christmas, but I just couldn't resist them!
I'm linking up with Handmade Monday again this week, and looking forward to visiting the crafty blogs on there. 
Have a lovely week! 


Gingerbread Men

14 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

The swans are really lovely. In the small pic (link to HM) the first one looks like a lily. The gingerbread men are great. Seems hard thinking about Christmas in this hot weather, but time rushes by and we all need to get a move and make, make, make. Hope you have a good week.

Wendy said...

Oh, your gingerbread men are so lovely! Love the little hearts on their tummies!

knitnrun4sanity said...

I love the gingerbread men, they are so happy. Love the ribbon too.

Hannah said...

What happy looking gingerbread men! The swan trail sounds wonderful. :)

Mythillogical said...

I have a real soft spot for gingerbread men and yours are lovely. The swan trail is a great idea, I like the dragon-y one!

Ginx Craft said...

The swan trail looks really interesting, and I love your gingerbread men with their shiny eyes and hearts.

Handbags by Helen said...

Swan trail looks fun! But your gingerbread pics really won your blog post for me - so cute!

Free Spirit Designs said...

oooh the swans are fab! we had lions in Bath a while back and some of the designs were fantastic. I remember there being cows in London years ago now... its a fun idea isn't it, i've no idea how it started...

your Xmas decs are super cute (i have had a little think about making some too although haven't done anything about it yet!) x

Yarns From Down Under said...

I don't use this word lightly but those gingerbread men are CUTE!

Fiddly Fingers said...

How cute are those gingerbread men. They look almost edible :)

fatmonica said...

Love the swans,I bet following the trail was fun.We did a trail in Turkey a few years ago but with cows!The gingerbread men are so cute!

soyofthenorth said...

It's going to be frustrating if you spot 59 swans and can't find that very last one.

Those gingerbread men look so sweet with their little smiles and hearts.

Your Friend Susie said...

Oh, the little gingerbread men are sweet! That might be something fun to do with the grandkids, I need to start thinking of things like that.
I also love the swans, my mother loved swans.
Can you believe the summer is over? My friends who teach are already back to work. Summer is so short now. When I was growing up it was from the very first of June until AFTER Labor Day (which is the first part of Sept --not sure if you all have a comparable holiday/date). We got a full 3 months. Now it is more like 2.
Oh well. We are preparing for the possible Hurricane Isaac here. Hope to see everyone on Monday.

FeltByRae said...

The Swan Trail is such fun... I've not done it properly, but I have seen a few and sent a photo of Bohemian Rhapsody to my Queen-adoring son! Your gingerbread men are adorable Rx

(PS, finally blogged about your wonderful giveaway now I'm back online again at last! I feel quite spoiled by all the wonderful goodies)