Tuesday, 22 December 2009

enough now.

I'm not going to let things bother me as much any more. I'm going back home for Christmas tomorrow and I am very much looking forward to spending time with family and friends.

Then when I get back it'll be almost moving day and we can escape!

The photo above is one Rosie took of her wall when it was at it's worst (and you can't get much worse than that). And the postcard is one I picked up from the Sukie xmas sale and shows what life will be like in our new house: tending to the "garden" and being surrounded by colourful flowers!

Old house bad. New house good.

2009 bad. 2010 good.

Monday, 21 December 2009

seasons greetings!

I've now achieved everything on my Christmas to do list and feel very much in the spirit of things. The festive corsage has been out on display and I've wrapped all my presents (apart from one, which i'm REALLY hoping the postman delivers today!).

I've sent most of my christmas cards too. I went with a pigeon theme this year (who would have predicted?!):

Merry Christmas to you all!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

packing up

Moving day is swiftly approaching.
I have calculated that I only have to spend 8 more nights in my room of doom.
That is a good thought!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

grizzly bear

I'm annoyed with myself for getting annoyed.
& for thinking too much.
& for caring.

Monday, 14 December 2009

you crack me up

On Friday night me and Yumi made some crackers to take back home for christmas - we tried and failed to come up with festive jokes (there was one new addition though which I can take no credit for).
But we had fun filling them with surprises - although I'm not sure my grandad is going to be too keen when a handful of dried pasta explodes all over his Christmas dinner.

Good making!

Friday, 11 December 2009

let's make christmas treats

Last night we visited the open studios at New England House and picked up some treats in the Sukie sale. Then we all gathered at Yumi's for a christmas making session.

We were planning to make crackers but failed due to lack of joke inspiration. Instead I made some gift tags (thanks to lucy for the reminder) and cut some robins out of paper.

I also found my mini wooden christmas tree yesterday so put it up in our living room! (Hopefully it'll distract us from the damp patches).

Thursday, 10 December 2009

nearly christmas

Things still to do:
• Hand out my cards.
• Buy presents (I tried yesterday but felt rotten so had to come home to bed).
• Have some mulled wine/cider.
• Eat a pile of mince pies.
• Find some festive cheer.

Things done:
• Heard some carol singers (outside the pub opposite my house yesterday...I'm not sure how well they were received).
• Listened to a christmas cd.
• Made my cards.

Maybe it's time to put on my festive corsage and be merry.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

winter treat / warm feet

I'd like to thank Miss Okuda for donating me the warmest socks I've ever put on my feet. Lovely! I'm planning to put some leather soles on them so that they won't get worn away.

On Friday Yumi also taught me the art of gyoza making - yum yum yum!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

how does your garden grow?

I'm excited about the thought of having some outside space at our new house.
I'm also planning a garden for a bookshop window display at the moment.
Plants and trees and honey bees.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

she sells silkscreens from the sea shore

Just put some of my piano key screenprints up in my etsy shop.
There are a few different colour combinations so do have a peek!