Earlier this year, I went to a one day course at my local craft shop to learn how to make amazing pictures and rugs using an Oxford Punch Tool. You can read the post HERE. Then I joined the Market at Trerulefoot and sewing took over from pretty much all other crafts and the punch tool and my wool stash were put away in my craft room and forgotten about. Until now. This week, I decided that I wanted to do something different and I that I really wanted to make some wall hangings for the market so, I rummaged through my wool stash, nipped up to the craft shop for some supplies and I began making an owl wall hanging. After about 3 hours, this is what I had accomplished.
He's actually now completed but I haven't got around to taking a photo yet and I'm still trying to figure out a way to hang him on a wall but, as first attempt, I'm quite pleased with him. I'm already planning my next picture, I'm thinking a vase of brightly coloured flowers on a lovely swirly background. I think there is a very good chance that I could become very addicted to making these wall hangings :-)
As for the unusual visitor to the market, I was outside at the market yesterday morning just after we had finished setting up, chatting to one of my friends when we spotted one of these, hovering in front of the buddleia plants sucking the nectar out of the flowers. It's a hummingbird moth and it really does hover in front of the plants just like a hummingbird. We were thrilled to bits. Sadly I was too slow with my camera and this is an image that I found on the internet but you can bet I will be carrying it around with me today in case it comes back again.
Online picture can be found here
The Scene of the Sighting :-)