The almond blossom is appearing daily and this year is quite pink, very pretty.
I was showing Sheila these little bags and realised I had mentioned them on here before but never did follow it up. These are actually made from newspaper pictures taken from a travel supplement, just normal paper not glossy, a backing is applied then everything is machine stitched to please. After stitching the piece is dampened and pieces of the paper removed to reveal the backing, after drying a wax solution is applied and buffed and hey ho you have a piece of newspaper that feels like leatherette ready to make up. This one started life as a sunset scene,
and this one was a picture of 3 lion cubs in natural habitat. Here I added seed beads for interest. Amazingly if they started to dry a little, by adding another coat of wax they return to being flexible again and quite usable.
DH has been making these blacksmiths tools ready to go into the victorian box scene, I think it might be bricks and the furness next.