Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
The library at the homestead houses a favorite piece of furniture, a tiger maple desk, given to me by my Mom. It was given to her by a dear neighbor, Mrs. Terry. There gathered are my most treasured photographs...
with pencils I brought back from Baker Steet, Doyle in his cowboy outfit, Mom and Dad, son, Doyle again at Christmas, and Krumpet in his
Sherlock Holmes' cap. His little hat placed gently on the frame..
and Dad, this was his detective work photo.
Yes, there seems to be a detective theme with Dad...
and our family last name is Doyle ( Sir Arthur Conan- related??) after all .
thanks for looking and visiting my homestead...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
HUMPTY DUMPTY sat on a wall
and this HUMPTY DUMPTY was handmade by me. Every year at this time, right after Valentine's Day, I start to work on my Humpty Dumpty dolls. Well, maybe more of a toy~ decoration. I sew them up with muslin, stuff , paint and then draw directly on the fabric egg with permanent marker. .
I have made him (or her) to order for family and friends and is always my favorite baby gift to give (sometimes lighty hand painted with pink or blue).
I have had him copyrighted, as many projects are planned for his future (not scrambled eggs). This inspiration, this love of Humpty all started when my Mom quilted my twin brother and I each a Humpty Dumpty when we were born...
linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style ,and White Wednesday at Faded Charm, Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground, The Charm of Home at Home Sweet Home, Show and Tell at My Romantic Home, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
They are beautiful blogs- check them out...
Image: Brayton Homestead Interiors
Sunday, February 13, 2011
To those of you that are reading this letter, I would like to apologize for the mess I made.
Maybe I did get a bit sloppy...
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The grand archway relief detailed like the most beautiful of wedding cakes
the soft pinkish brick contrasted to the gentle patina of the limestone,
Happy Valentine's Day, and may it be
Monday, February 7, 2011
so I am
showing my handmade hearts...
Sunday, February 6, 2011
of the Tower!
in all four directions...
I have even viewed it
lit up on a Saturday night from the balcony of my rented
but was I surprised when I saw it in
MY TEA CUP!
While sipping the last drop of my Earl Grey,
leisurely enjoying a pot of tea in the local cafe
the tea leaves had formed the shape of the
Can you see it?