After a week of sewing bags, bags and more bags, I have twice taken a break at Westonbirt Arboretum in the last three days. On Friday Mark and I had planned to take our friend’s dog to the silk wood, but Mark had to go in to work, so George and I went on our own. That gorgeous spaniel makes me laugh out loud, he is so excited about being there. We walked a long way and he made ever so many friends – and slept on the way home.
Today Mark and I went with Mark’s parents to Treefest – Westonbirt’s festival of wood. There were oh so many carvings, mirrors, chairs etc we would have loved to take home. Here are some of my favourites:
The ears aren’t right and the body is too long, but there is a hint of Hampus my favourite Swedish vallhund about this little dog.
I could picture this beautiful rocking chair in our bedroom…
There were lots of dogs there and this one was not happy about being tied up, but his owner let the dog come over and be made a fuss of…I got a big slobbery kiss (from the dog!)
The carvings were brilliant – love this owl and badger.
The owl and the pussy cat – how perfect is this!
This bench just made me grin – so clever and silly.
The perfect hideaway for a little kid…a t-rex skull made of wood!
I have always loved dragons…
This is the one that tempted me most – £700 well spent, if you ask me (but Mark wasn’t so sure) – I can just see it at the bottom of the garden for the cats (and fairies) to shelter in.
I was also sorely tempted by these beautiful carved tables with tree root legs…very Rivendell.
I didn’t come away empty handed though, as Mark treated me to a trug (so I can be a proper gardener)
…and an upcycled teacup birdfeeder! “I bet Irene would like this” he said…well maybe next time she visits.