Friday, 10 June 2011

A Cornish Heart

We managed a magnificent haul of treasure this year from the beach in St Ives. Hubby and I trawled the beach at low tide every day, and Carolyn, Noelle and I squeezed in a wander too.

So on my return, I decided to make a heart to display some of this treasure.
I weaved on the remnants of fishermans nets I had picked up, and added a shell.
A bit of old tin can looked at home amongst the scraps of fabric and beads and ribbons (made to look like the froth on the edge of the waves).
I also added a dolphin charm (I didn't find this on the beach!) to remind me that we had seen dolphins in the bay.

24 comments:

Me and Tilly Too said...

We too love to trawl the beach for treasures. What a brilliant way to use them. Love the heart. Lesley x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Gorgeous!

Jill said...

A lovely creation to remind you of your holiday. x

Rosie said...

I love your beachcombing heart - what a wonderful souvenir to treasure so full of memories of your holiday:)

noelle said...

Blimey, you don't hang around do you! Its lovely. I'm in the middle of a sea house, also embellished with seaside treasure! Tried to blog yesterday but wouldn't let me!!

Liz said...

What a lovely way to bring memories together - very unusual and absolutely beautiful.
Liz

**Anne** said...

I love the way you have incorportated your finds into a heart to remind you of your visit to Cornwell. Beautiful.
Anne xx

Jo said...

What a brilliant idea. It's wonderful.

Bee happy said...

Wow Diane your seaside heart is just amazing! I love it :) your beach finds are great, I love picking up bits and pieces from the beach, you never know what you may find.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Susan T said...

What a lovely idea. The background colour is gorgeous, very pretty.

topchelseagirl said...

What a wonderful idea and such gorgeous colours.

Catherine said...

What a pretty memory keeper! Cx

Miss Holly said...

O.k. so this is really cool.........I just love it! well done!!

Lisa said...

What a fab way to remember your hols by.
Clever you, again!
Lisa x

Nic B said...

This is lovely Di.....I may let you make me one in grey!!! In the process of having the bathroom re-done....and this would look great....and maybe I will get a seagull from Noelle!!xx

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Oh that is just fab!

Glad you had a lovely time - I've really enjoyed catching up on your posts!

Lx

Uhooi said...

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Rowan said...

That's beautiful Diane, I love those wonderful rich blues.

Lyn said...

you being very creative again Diane? what a lovely reminder of a wonderful holiday.
xxx

Rosie said...

A lovely idea to remember your holiday.:)

bad penny said...

Diane, that is a perfect way to remember your wonderful stay in St Ives. I've been enjoying your photos.

The Curious Cat said...

LOVE IT! xxx

potterjotter said...

Gorgeous - a heart full of memories!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

wow you DID pick up a lot of stuff Diane! The heart is a nice reminder of your holiday to St. Ives and seeing the dolphins. Did you hear about our great white?