I got a few of my watercolour paintings made into prints for my stall at the fair this weekend, including these 'bird portraits'. I wanted to have a whole flock of native birds but only ended up painting two: the ruru (morepork) and riroriro (grey warbler.) I chose those birds because they have such great calls/songs- you can listen to a little clip on those links if you like. I remember lying in bed at night as a child, listening to the morepork- and trying to stay awake for ten 'more-porks', but I never seemed to be able to.
After some long hours in my sewing room this week, I discovered I was left with many scraps of linen and cotton fabrics. I used them to make these lavender sachets- again for my stall, (I always like to have something small on there) and each one is made from a scrap of linen with some hand-embroidery, backed in cotton lawn and filled with Marlborough lavender from our local market. Hooray for scraps.
Have a great weekend, friends.