Thursday, 17 September 2009

The time has come to press the button

Well, I promised that I'd show you the treats that I've bought from Folksy this month and here they are! The leather cuff was my pay day purchase and is made by Beautiful Skin. At first I worried that it was a bit small but on wearing it has softened to a buttery texture and it smells divine, like new ballet shoes. I have read that the sense of smell is the most strongly linked to memory and I can certainly believe it. The smell after the sweep has been, blackcurrant jam boiling, giblets being cooked for the dog, Ysatis all shoot me back to the house where I grew up with a force that would make your cheeks wobble! New ballet shoes are a good smell, so the beautiful cuff, and it's aroma are making me very happy indeed!
Secondly I have purchased these vintage buttons from Noodlebubble. I was thinking they might get used in the button jewelery swap but I have found something else for that so these elegant little chaps are staying with me. I am picturing a cuff studded with these, maybe against a peach silk, a little redolent of a slip, perhaps that lace sent by Wanda will find a new home?
Apart from sending such gorgeous buttons Noodlebubble is one of the most outstandingly friendly Folksy sellers that I have had the pleasure to meet. I don't know how you are feeling at the moment, how the change of season has affected you but I seem to have been consumed with melancholy. I feel a gentle little sadness and it is confusing me, I am trying to be gentle with myself, trusting that it will pass. It doesn't scare me exactly but it does make me feel at odds with the rest of humanity. There is so much change here at the moment and I am a creature who appreciates stability and security. Do look after yourselves and I trust that I will soon be back to my usual robust, jolly self. xx

9 comments:

Daisie said...

A big hug for my gloomy friend Jen ((()))!
The autumn has that effect on me too, it's like the end of an era, the sun disappears for longer, the cold makes me sad, the children are all a school year older (which is scary) and you know it will be such a long time until summer comes again.
It'll be ok, spring will be here again before we know it :-)
xxx

Griffin said...

Yes, I know that feeling, it's the coming death of summer and a long way to spring. For me it's the search for new work too. I'm not out of a job yet, but I need something better. ...and in November I get another year older... sigh!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

The Cuff is wonderful Kx

Elise said...

take care - I think it has that effect on a lot of people

karen said...

you do have a lot of change going on, Simon and his course for one. It's all good and will be the better for all of you, hang in there!

niftyknits said...

*hugs*
It seems only yesterday that the leaves were bursting into green - and already they're turning again. But that means it's nearly Christmas YAY!

Michela said...

Hi Jenny! It's nice to meet you!
I'm your partner for Lululiz's rainbow swap, could you please e-mail me at michela.c81@libero.it for exchanging some information?
Thank you so much!
Greetings from Italy!

Michela said...

Hi Jenny! It's nice to meet you!
I'm your partner for Lululiz's rainbow swap, could you please e-mail me at michela.c81@libero.it for exchanging some information?
Thank you so much!
Greetings from Italy!

Tabiboo said...

Jenny Hi,

I get all out of sorts by the end of the winter so I know how your feeling though for me Autumn is my favourite of all and I'm looking forward to snuggling up with log fires, cold brisk mornings and lots and lots of woodland walks.

take care and I hope it passes soon,

lovely buys by the way,

Nina x

ps. here's the poem - it is a bit saucy!

"Gently crushing in between your tongue and palate, it slowly begins to melt, wetting the palate and brushing against your tonsils, it penetrates your warm esophagus and lastly, it rests in your stomach which laughs with insane happiness" Gustave Flaubert.

- for anyone that is confused it's a poem about chocolate!