You may remember that I asked for your feedback on which background is best for my brooches and you responded magnificently. Interestingly there wasn’t an overall winner which says to me that a variety of backgrounds is best and I shoudn’t worry too much as long as the photos are good quality.

About eighteen months ago Hubby made a bench for the garden, it was very sturdy and looked really good. After the ravages of last winter we noticed that despite his best attempts with the varnish, the weather had found it’s way to the wood and we had some black spots and discolouration appearing on the bench.

Hubby was understandingly upset about this, I on the other hand am delighted as it makes the most wonderful background. Just look how it makes this brooch sing.