Hi All. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. I have tried to watch some of the Olympics but it is difficult to find the right channels for the sports we wanted to watch. Thank you for calling in and I hope you enjoy seeing my makes for today.
At Art Journal Journey they have Gill hosting Nature's Wonders so lots of things to use for this theme.
I painted the pages with shimmer paint then stamped them with bubble wrap.Then used Joanna Sheen stamps and added a couple of things cut from a seed catalogue. The idea was that small seeds produce lots of food for us and for the animals that give us the meat we eat as well.
At Every Inchie Monday the theme this week is whale. Sorry to say my last week's sheep inchie went missing while I was away so will have to make another one to fill the space in my jigsaw.
We took quite a few photographs while we were away so I will filter a few through each time I do a post.
We went to Redcar as we wanted to visit places that were about the same distance North and South of Redcar and easy to reach by the brilliant bus service from there. Redcar is a place that is trying hard to recover after all the industries closed down around it. The people are really nice and the little hotel we stayed in was old and a bit creaky but very clean, friendly and comfortable.
A reminder of the steel and boat building industries
A must have if you visit Redcar. This cornet has delicious ice cream topped with sorbet. You need to go to the original cafe for the best version of it.
This used to be an old boat house by a lovely boating lake at far north end of Redcar. There are boats to hire on the lake and we went in an electric boat and had a great time with all the kids egging us on. The lady who owns and runs the tearooms is a great knitting fan and has made lots of wonderful tea cosies that are all around the place and also when you order a pot of tea you get a different knitted tea cosy. So many wonders to see in the tearooms and also wonderful home baking to savour.
Next is Saltburn where we have been before but when we visited the Valley Gardens then it was raining so wanted to make a return visit.
Lots of paths to explore
Wonderful conservation projects in the Garden and all done by volunteers.
Lots more photos and places with a trip to a modern art institute --------but not today.
Enjoy whatever you are doing
Love Chrissie xx