As we were busy yesterday, today was my 'Birthday Day' instead. After being ousted out of my bed far too early and told to get ready we were off. I had no idea where we were heading! So I thought I would share today with you all.....
First stop was Farfield Mill over at Sedbergh, I've mentioned it before on the blog so sorry if it's a bit of a repeat. This is an old woollen mill which has been converted into exhibition and studio space for local artists and craftspeople, with quite a few different businesses in there, from Green woodworking to weaving to rag rugging to jewellery.....so many pretty things to look at!! We chatted for a little while with one of the artists, a lady called Mary Taylor who does Embroidered Textiles and Jewellery (see her work here). She was lovely and showed us how she builds up her embroidery pictures...wow I never realised it took so much work! Amazing!
The WoolClip, a shop for all things woollen which is a co-operative of 15 members who show and sell their work here. More pretty things to look at!! Hubby succeeded in chatting up the ladies in the shop to get some information about weaving which he is hoping to take up... can't leave him alone for a second!! Soup and coffee next then off for a drive to the coast
for driftwood searching!
Did lots of driving across the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, listening to Narnia as we went (mainly to keep the kids happy!) and have had a lovely day seeing loads of inspiring and gorgeous work and scenery!! A great 'day after Birthday day'!!
AND.....just to make it even better I got a very Pretty Lavender Keyring in the post this morning from Debs at DinkyDaisy after winning her Blog Giveaway. I chose the Cupcake one hiding at the back and it's gorgeous!! Thanks Debsxx