Maybe it's the return of the Clangers that has made me think of one of my favourite TV programmes from my childhood or maybe it's the abundance of chives and sage in my garden. Herbidacious was the magic word that opened the door to the garden that belonged to "The Herbs" - a set of characters ruled over by a very friendly lion called Parsley. My colours this week are the bright green and rich purples of chive or sage flowers.
I've been given this material by a local company, the Design Mill, to make things for the Manorlands Garden Party. The annual hospice fundraiser is always one of the high points on my calander. I help run a stall with a couple of friends and we sell handmade items. It's a throwback to our days of volunteering in the Day Therapy Unit where we were well know for our creativity, craft activities and cakes.
I've made little zippy bags and embellished them with stitches and buttons, using the printed patterns as a guide. They seem so bright and fresh - perfect for a few pieces of make-up.
The Manorlands Garden Party takes place on Sunday 12th July 1:30-4:30pm and just in case you're wondering, the Chives were a bunch of unruly schoolchildren and Sage was an owl. Herbidacious!