Monday, 28 July 2008

i see the sea

Today I went swimming in the sea... twice.
I love living in Brighton.

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.


Thursday, 24 July 2008

shopping bag

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


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

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)


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.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

p i g e o n

last night I made a stuffed pigeon.

he just needs some eyes now.

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.

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!


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.

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

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!

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.


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!