Summer… Strawberries

I just came back from visiting my family and friends in Russia. I had a wonderful time, I spent a lot of it at my mum’s garden. Among loads of chores I did there :) I collected this lovely little wild (or alpine) strawberries:

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Oh, the sweet, heavenly aroma of them! This little bowl filled the whole house.

Strawberries are like a soul, an embodiment of summer, their wonderful aroma, their marvelous flavour epitomize everything I love about this time of year.

June is my favourite month. You know why?

Because my beautiful roses start blossoming in June, that’s why!

Here they are:

This rose I brought in a little pot from Hever Castle 7 years ago and it never fail to delight me ever since. Here is is “before and after”, i.e. in buds and now in full flowering glory

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This little beauty called “Irish Eyes” changes it’s colour from red to orange to yellow while it blossoms:

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My mother-in-law gave this red rose to me for my birthday and just look at it!

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And these are some of the other beautiful blooms I enjoy every time I go out to my garden.

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Panda cushion, made by me :)

Finished this cushion cover a couple of days ago and I must say, I really enjoyed making it. Pandas are very cute but it’s tricky to keep them that way with applique technique! I think I managed this time :)

Handmade appliqued cushion cover "Serene Panda"

Handmade appliqued cushion cover “Serene Panda”

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You are very welcome to my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NaturelandsAndCo  where you can see and buy any of my work

Fantasy Cats™ Family is growing – my latest painting

My latest edition to the Fantasy Cats™ family – “Two Cats on Cloud Nine” painting is finished.

These two love each other and are blissfully happy :)

"Two Cats on Cloud Nine" Size :20 cm x 38 cm; approx 7.8" x 15" Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas

“Two Cats on Cloud Nine”
Size :20 cm x 38 cm; approx 7.8″ x 15″
Medium : Acrylic paints
Material : canvas

 

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You can look at and buy all my work here, in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NaturelandsAndCo

New Fantasy Cats™ Painting. I want to be that cat!

I’ve been very busy lately. My hunger for painting kept me away from a lot of things including this blog :) Sorry if you missed me :)

And here is one of the Fantasy Cats paintings I’ve just finished and varnished – “Relaxing in the Meadows” – where the cats are doing exactly what is says on the tin!

Size : 22.5cm x 30.5cm; approx 9"x12" Medium : Acrylic paints Material : canvas

Size : 22.5cm x 30.5cm; approx 9″x12″
Medium : Acrylic paints
Material : canvas

 

You are very welcome to look at my other works here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NaturelandsAndCo