Saturday, 14 July 2012
Forget-me-not Elephant Bookmark
Zakka travel sewing kit, Zakka book and a few charm squares of fabric. When the rain set in and the hardened walkers went out exploring, I curled up on the sofa in front of the fire (yes - in July!) and set about this week's project - a lovely little bookmark in the shape of an elephant designed by Kat Mew of Zakka Inspired.
One of my favourite places in Hawkshead is a little tea shop called 'Poppy Red'. Not only is it a tea shop but it also stocks lots of lovely little knick-knacks. I popped in there for my lunch on Tuesday and demolished a cheese and chutney panini washed down with a frothy coffee (yes, it was as lovely as it sounds - the birds were hopping on the back of my chair singing for a crumb - 'not a chance' I sung back!). After lunch I took a stroll around the shop and picked up a trinket for my sister (and a couple of hand-made buttons, a notebook and some ribbon for me - just out of support for the local artists you understand!!!) It wasn't until I arrived home today and unpacked that I realised how very appropriate my sister's gift was for this week's Zakka project - it is a little hand-carved forget-me-not pot. So that is one person, at least, who will remember me next time I am late with my post!!!