Monday, 29 November 2010

Welcome to A Winter Wonderland.

Welcome to the Winter Wonderland of Fife this snowy November!
Here's our wee cottage hunkering down against the wild east wind that has been bombarding us with snow and sleet for the past two or three days.

The sun is trying it's best to break through today but those clouds look like they may have more to offer!

Our garden birds are very busy at the feeders with the blue tits coming over to the window ledges looking for insects.

Thankfully we got the Craft Fair at Cupar out of the way before the worst set in. A big thank you to Laura for organising it. 
Thank you to everyone who came along. It was really nice to meet so many lovely people! 

I have these two mounted pieces available in my Etsy Shop right now. No snowy hillsides depicted yet but I may be tempted to have a go at a felted wintry scene.

This piece below was a commission for a lovley couple I met at the St Andrews fair in September. They had bought a few pieces from my stall at Crail Arts Festival and ordered some more from me at St Andrews. They loved the felt landscapes so much that they commissioned me to make them this piece with the stream and bridge.
I have incorporated some hand dyed roving from the Orkney island of North Ronaldsay into the background hills and a little bit of free machine embroidery adds texture and movement to the water.

My next job is to make more felt landscape bookmarks as they have been very popular. I've also had a run on brooches recently so I better get some new ones made for the next Open Studio Day. That will be on 
Saturday 11th December 10-4pm
The Green Door Craft Studio
64 Commercial Road
KY15 7JS
(On the corner of the main street that runs through Ladybank and Church Street)
This will be the last chance to buy directly from me this year. All my framed pieces, brooches, cuffs, necklaces, earrings and cards will then go off to all my stockists around the country.

Oh my goodness, there's the snow back on! Better get some more fuel on the log burner and stick some extra layers of clothing on the children!


  1. Lovely photos Aileen :)
    Hope your open studio event is able to go ahead - so many events have had to be cancelled recently. Keep cosy!

  2. yikes! what's going on with the weather?! it does make for lovely pics though :)

    glad you managed to get through for the cupar craft fair. i had my final stall of the year in perth on saturday, then the snow really set in!

    i really love your latest landscapes, looking forward to seeing your bookmarks :)

    sorry i haven't been able to make it out for any of your open days or fairs - they alway sseem to clash with other events i've been doing! if this snow ever thaws, i'm hoping to make it out in december :)x

  3. PS Your cottage is gorgeous too (the one you live in!) :)

  4. Thanks for the comment - the bread turned out beautifully. I used to live just up the road from you in Bow of Fife, small world!

  5. They look lovely Aileen, I will get back to you one day about commisioning you to do one for us, but funds are low just now. But hopefully soon :D


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