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Chesil Beach has taken a huge battering in the storms we’ve had this week.  It’s always fairly rough down at West Bay and Burton Bradstock, but I’ve never seen it like this….

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The last of the collections of last year’s highlights.  This time it’s a round up of some of the lovely shapes and shadows that inspired 2013….

 

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More of just what we all need on these dark and miserable evenings – Colour!  From baubles to flowers to grass to fabrics to crochet to pumpkins to balloons to fish….. more colour colour colour colour colour from CecilyMae’s 2013….

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…there were lots of fabulous fabrics…

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…so when we got to the market, there were so many gorgeous things to see.  First up, lots of beautiful typography…

 

 

 

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Yesterday was the most perfect spring day.  Sunny and fresh, bright and breezy with clean zingy air.  We took a delightful walk into Bridport through the fields and just marvelled at how lucky we are to live here.  We walked for just over a mile and passed big hairy horny sheep napping in a field, chickens foraging in a sunny meadow, a river full of shiny silvery fish, and an emu (!)…

 

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…we walked through green green grass, past beautiful flowers enjoying the sunshine, under blue blue sky and budding trees and past meandering glassy rivers…

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…past quaint cottages, waterwheels and pretty churches…

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…until finally we made it to the Vintage Market…

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… I found so many gorgeous things, more of which later!

 

 

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I went out today for the first time in 8 months without a coat on!  I wouldn’t say it was warm, I wouldn’t even say it wasn’t cold, but it wasn’t bitter anymore and that’s an improvement.  Right outside our window is a lovely blue boat which a man has been painting for about 6 weeks.  I looked out today and at last – it was sunny!  The pink and yellow buoys were just zinging and the wibbly wobbly shadows it cast were just wonderful.

Zingy Blue Boat

I had to make one of my many trips to the Post Office today.  I go to the nearest post office which is in a pretty village a mile away called Burton Bradstock.  And suddenly, the sun came out!  And it didn’t seem like a chore, it seemed like the prettiest picture perfect post office in the world…

Burton Bradstock Post Office

Let’s hope it carries on – I want to plant my sweet peas.

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It’s been another lovely week here at CecilyMae HQ.  We’ve had sun, snow, hail, storms and rainbows.  There have been trips to the park, lots of sewing and a really exciting delivery of  fabric and prints which look amazing.  I was given the most perfect roll top sewing box to keep my crochet in.  I made myself something I’ve always wanted – a book nook.  A place to sit and read and think and be curious.  We moved the whole living room round to fit one it but it lasted about 5 days before we realised it was completely impractical and put the furniture all back again.  Still, Arthur enjoyed it while it lasted…

Magic things with paper…

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Check out my sister Charlotte’s new website.  She does amazing things with paper!

http://paperbackconservation.com/

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Firstly, lots of you have been struggling to find me since I moved my blog button!  It’s down there now, on the home page, below the slideshow, in a pretty frame, written out in bunting.  It’s still there…

Secondly, what a lovely time I’ve had today finishing a commission…dozens and dozens of little baby announcements with little flapping washing.  Aren’t they cute?!

 

Thirdly, Lyme Regis disappeared today!  Under a layer of fog…

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