Friday, August 17, 2012

The Lake District ...and Yellow Yo-Yo Flowers

The third day of our UK trip brought us to the lovely Lake District.  We began our journey at the historical Haverthwaite Steam Train Station.  We joined a train and chugged through the English countryside past sheep, quaint old villages and mountain slopes.

After stepping off the train, we boarded  the ferry ship, "Teal" for a ride across Lake Windermere. Here we viewed many sailing vessels and gorgeous homes along the edge of the lake.

By the end of the day we had traversed the border into Scotland.  Lots of pics form Glasgow and Edinburgh next time!

Now onto the crafting!

Recently  I purchased this white shirt to match a pair of shorts my daughter previously owned.

I love how the green buttons on the shirt went perfectly with the green colour of the shorts.  However, my daughter pointed out the fact that her shorts had little daisies on them - each blossom white with a yellow centre.  Knowing her mommy is pretty crafty she made the request that I add some yellow to her white shirt so it matched her favourite shorts even better!

So she and I dug through my cotton fabrics and she chose a lovely yellow and white gingham that I turned into a trio of yo-yo flowers. (If you are unsure of how to make one of these delighful little blossoms you can find an excellent tutorial here.)

Of course, our little yellow flowers needed some pretty centres so out came the jars of buttons.  

After much  picking and choosing, trying and changing...... 

......we decided on these.  On they went with a needle and thread. Little lady couldn't be more excited about her perfectly coordinated top and shorts set.  

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  1. that is so pretty! Love the yellow and green together. :)

  2. Your photos are lovely, Bronwyn! Lots of great keepsakes for you and your hubby.

    The yo-yos are the perfect touch for your daughter's shirt. She really knows how to exploit your skills ;) Who doesn't love a little Joe?

  3. So adorable! I have a fondness for buttons :) Thanks so much for linking this up to our weekend Wonders party. Hope to see you back on Thursday :)

  4. Oh I just love all these pictures of your trip. It's making me sooo excited to go.

  5. I saw a quilt this summer made from yo-yos. I love them! I'm featuring this at my Weekend Wonders round up tonight!


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