Saturday, 8 October 2011

West Coast Shells - Wicker Man Country

Over the summer I have been collecting small white shells from my local beach as and when I found them. 


 I saw a lovely make on Blueberry Heart's Blog and I fell in love with it and asked if it was ok if I made myself a version of this...
Shell and Pearl Heart by Blueberry Heart.

I have just returned from a few days away on the west coast of Scotland.  We were overlooking the beach and it was just so relaxing.  We did choose to go the week where the tail end of a hurricane was passing though...

...but imagine my delight when I spotted this cove with a full beach of small white shells just feet from our place.  Yay!  I hit the motherlode.


Bag full!  Can't wait to get cracking with this little make and it will be a nice memento of our break.

I did manage to make a few bits when I was away, I have been making for swaps mainly so I can't show those but I can show these...



A couple of knitted purses for Annie's Christmas Shoe Box Appeal ~ I'll pop these in the post this week chick.  This is a really simple pattern, if anyone want's a copy give me a shout and I'll pass it on.

I won't bore you silly with holiday photos, but I will share these two.  My hubbie and I are ardent film fans and whilst staying in the Dumfries and Galloway area we decided to follow the Wicker Man trail.  


It's a film we both love, a cult classic from 1973 (the year I was born).  The story is set on the fictional Scottish Island of Summerisle but was infact filmed in various locations in and around the Dumfries and Galloway area.

In true tourist style we ponced around the villages with maps and leaflets and snapped a few pics in prominent places from the film:


forgive the gimpy poses

Right I'm off for a catch up on all your blogs and hopefully I will be able to comment, it seems blogger is playing funny beggars again!

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 

10 comments:

LaaLaa said...

Great post! I love The Wicker Man too. I hated the Nicholas Cage remake. What was that about?! Can't wait to see your shell heart, honey. I'm sure it will be lovely.

Yep, don't get me started on Blogger! It used to be that, if I didn't stay signed in, it would work. Now it makes no difference whether I'm signed in or not. I can't comment on embedded comment boxes at all. It's rubbish!

Hope you're having a good weekend. xxx

Shirl said...

Lots of lovely shells; should keep you busy for quite awhile ... :0)

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Some great ideas! Thanks for sharing the link to Blueberry Heart's blog. Happy day to you!

daisychain said...

I love those little purses, I must must must learn to work with wool!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Wow, I can't believe how many you found! BTW I love your header :) wonderful to meet you here :)

VintageVicki said...

OMG what a load of shells - more than enough for several pictures I'd think.

Oh those purses are cute - would you mind if I pinched that idea and made some for my little nieces for christmas? - have been wondering what I could make them and they'd be perfect :)

'BOO' said...

I haven't seen wicker Man, must put that on my 'to watch' list!
Great collection of shells and the purses are very cute xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

omg! fabulous darling!!!!! You are such a doll! And those shells! I collect vintage goldfish bowls and I put all the shells and stones from each trip into a seperate one so I get a globe full of memories for each trip!

As for blogger, the amount of posts that have f*cking disapeared after I have spent an age typing them!!

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

I have never ever watched the Wicker Man, I really should do as '73 was also my year of birth :)

Love the shell's it's going to look gorgeous xx

lemonade kitty said...

Never mind the "gimpy" poses I think you look very glam, love the coat. I think of all my lovely "bloggers" as friends so it's lovely when someone puts a piccy of themselves so we can "meet" you (if you know what I mean)!!What a lovely "swapsie" you did with Tracy I did one earlier in the year with her and got some lovely things too. Please could I have a copy of the pattern for the purses, thanks Lucey x