Monday, 28 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008

old age

today i decided it was time to part ways with my deer keyring, as he's looking very sorry for himself.


click here to see what he looked like in his prime.

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Thursday, 24 July 2008

shopping bag

i've been decorating a canvas bag.
it's promoting my new favourite thing: pigeons of course!


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Monday, 21 July 2008

sunday market

here are some nice finds from my trip to the market this weekend.
a new umbrella (£1):


some gold leaves (50p) - i'm going to make a brooch:


and a snazzy new dress (£2) which is very 80s and may only be suitable for fancy dress:



lovely stuff
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Saturday, 19 July 2008

a couple of goodbyes

here are some cards i made yesterday for a couple of friends who are moving back up north next week:


(i also gave each of them one of my pigeons too)

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

let's make a sock puppet

Yesterday Yumi hosted a puppet making session in her garden:


I won't show you my finished puppet as I set a sock puppet brief for miss stacey's summer school and the deadline isn't for another week and a half. I can tell you his name is Humphrey though.
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008

talking of summer school....

Here's my entry for project two - a place where I'm happy.


It's by the seaside of course!
That is where I've been today, for a nice picnic with cucumber sandwiches & scones.
Jolly good.

Check out more entries by students here.
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miss stacey's summer school

I've recently signed up for miss stacey's summer school and it's my turn to set a class project for this fortnight.

So pop over to the blog to see my assignment and join in if you like!

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Friday, 11 July 2008

my week

Here are some bits & pieces to report from my week:


On Saturday my friend eleanor hosted a clothes swap party where we each took along some unwanted items of clothing and then had a rummage in the BIG pile that accumulated for some new bits. As you can see I came home with a few lovely pieces. I especially like the green/blue top & conveniently matching belt.

On Monday I sat down to watch a film and managed to cobble together this little fella:


The pattern is courtesy of Annalisa and as you can see my attempt doesn't look all that much like her example. I think he'll do though (and Derek mentioned that he reminds him of a certain someone mentioned in my previous post).

I went home to visit my family this week and my mum gave me this wonderful picnic basket:


I especially like the lining!

Oh, and last Friday I went round to Yumi's house for a mobile making evening. We had cookies & tea & smoothies and I even had a quick bounce on her TRAMPOLINE! so much fun.
I didn't get around to making a full mobile in the end but I did make a selection of origami birds & this paper ship:




Next week we are going to make sock puppets!!! I can hardly wait.
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Saturday, 5 July 2008

this is my most treasured childhood possession.

My most treasured possession when I was a younger (and something I'd still try to save if my house was on fire) is a small stuffed rabbit called Rabs. He can be spotted in almost half of the pictures of me as a child - it's kind of like playing where's wally while looking through the photo album.


I got him when I was a baby and we were inseparable for years. Unfortunately now we are living in different towns but it's nice to know that when I pop home to visit my parents he will be sitting patiently beside my bed.
I remember once I was on an outing to a national trust place, or somewhere similar, and I accidentally dropped him in a fish pond and the fish started nibbling on him! most traumatic. My dad had to fish him out and I remember being very upset.

At least he's ok now (if a little old and weathered).


see more 'this is...' entries here
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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

i love pigeons

and i love this:


A hand sewn pin badge from Rita's Casbah.
Oh, how I want it!
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view from my window


This evening I looked out of my window and saw so many seagulls circling in the sky.
I think it's a sign that it's going to rain soon (that is my assumption anyway).

In other news, today I swam in the sea for the first time this summer!
I think there'll be plenty more of that in the coming weeks.
So nice to live by the sea.

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a mini festival

It's been a busy weekend around these parts. We held a mini glastonbury at our house (called glastoncrescy as we live on a crescent) so those of use that weren't going this year could watch the coverage and have that summer festival experience, (without the rain, mud & portaloos of course!)

It also gave us a chance to decorate the flat, and we went all out (angela even made a wigwam in the hallway!). Here are some pictures taken before it all kicked off:


Much better than the real thing i reckon!
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