Monday, 18 August 2014

Evening Wanderings

 It doesn't feel like that long ago that I was harping on about how beautiful the summer here in Carlisle has been. While I have enjoyed brighter evenings and the happy faces the sunshine brings a little part of me is beyond giddy that over the past few days there has been a noticeable chill in the air and orange leaves dotted over the ground  in the park.

 I first moved to Carlisle in early September so that time of year will always be extra special to me. There is something about the smell of Autumn that I just can't get enough of.

I feel that I have relished this past summer and fully indulged in ice creams, bike rides, BBQ food, being outside and just enjoying the sun on my little pale face. I will continue to enjoy the rest of August( if not a little impatiently). For when it comes I shall welcome September with open knitwear covered arms for September brings the start of a new academic year (my FINAL academic year eeep) friends returning from their summer adventures and lots of crispy leaves.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer in the City/ Peak at my Summer sketchbook

 I love Carlisle it's not like a regular city but more like a big town. The people are nice and friendly and the town centre has a lovely nostalgic feeling. One of my favorite areas to go is Bitts park as it has the most beautiful willowy trees and brightly coloured flower beds. I enjoy riding my bike through it in the evening and walking through it in the morning. Despite being situated next to a rather busy road it feels so enclosed and is the perfect place to go on a warm day.

I recently spent a few hours on a really lovely warm day just sitting in the park cutting and sticking pictures in my summer sketchbook, talk about bliss!.

(I also feel this experience was enhanced by the presence of my fabulous lemon dress, so summery, so lemony.

I also thought I should post some pictures from said sketchbook. I love having a good nosy through sketchbooks they have an unfinished quality that really appeals to me. I bought this little boden A5 notebook from Ebay and I love it! the colourful design and hand written type on the front are right up my floral printed  street.

I love these little doodles on the inside cover they are so bright and playful! They remind me of drawings from when I was wee.

Oh washi tape how I love thee, I feel like adding a strip to any design instantly gives it such a fun textural element. 

I could cut and stick for hours and hours just filling pages with all the little ideas bubbling around in my messy mop. Trying out colour/ pattern combinations and page layouts not to mention going through rolls of washi tape..

So there we go a little peak at my sketchbook and lots of rambling about parks, lemon dresses and washi tape. A perfect summing up. xx

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Perfect Day

Yesterday was the most perfect sunny summer day so far. Lots of sunshine and cool lemonade followed by a walk through the Tulle House museum gardens that were bursting with colourful flowers. Lots and lots of inspiration for pattern ideas are now swishing around in my little head!

So obsessed with this colour right now, is it orange? is it red? it's hard to be exact but it sure is pretty and very bright and summery.

Beautiful gardens and crooked trees in Tulle House.