Actually she always used the phrase "A little fence" in the last line, and sometimes the fence is referred to as "pretty". But anyway, it's a lovely description of the traditional pattern. We tend to picture it as being ancient Chinese, but in fact the design and the legend it is supposedly based on come from England, in the late 18th century.
Right, education bit over for today!
The only piece of craft stash I received this Christmas was this beautiful Joanna Sheen Willow Pattern style die from one of my daughters. Today I have teamed it with a selection of papers from an old Search Press book - and hang the fact that it's really an English design, I think Chinese writing looks lovely with it!!!
The fan embellishment is from a QVC kit that I bought many years ago. They are lovely charms, but so heavy that they make the card "front heavy", giving it a tendency to fall over. I think I'll save the last few to use on more stable card shapes, like Easel cards, where the weight they would add could be a good thing.
There are lots of new stash challenges around at the moment. This time I am joining in with
Allsorts Challenge - What's new?
Dies R Us - Something New
Cuttlebug Mania - New (the die itself)