Thursday, 1 July 2010

Buttons And Brooches Onboard

It is always good to enjoy a day on board our little yacht in the sunshine.

I'm now preparing for my summer shows here on the Island, so things are pretty busy!

I make little Knitted Brooches and Dorset Wheel buttons to sell at craft fairs, my customers buy little treats for themselves or family and friends; brooches for the keen knitters and traditionally handmade buttons always make an outfit or accessory very special.

The great thing about my craft is that it is so portable. On a lovely sunny day I can pack up my yarn and needles and literally
Cast On and Cast Off.

Sitting on my boat watching the ebb and flow of the river is soothing and relaxing. The buzzards circle skyward, the little Egrets, Curlews and other waders feed along the exposing Saltings and mudflats as the tide goes out.

Boats of all shapes and sizes pass up and down from Cowes to Newport.
Skipper sails our little dinghy back and forth on the small breeze he can always seem to find over to the SE of our mooring.

Using the colours and textures of the yarn it's great to just create!

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