Friday, 31 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
As a special sneak preview, here are some more flowers which will be up in the next few days!
So, my shop is full of cheerful sweet stuff!
Saturday, 25 July 2009
For more snazzy shopping lists head on over to fancypicnic!
Today I'm just at home with my hubby. I've done a bit of knitting, and a bit of reading, watched some tv and had some yummy home-made bread and jam. It's nice to have a chilled out day.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Close ups of my contextual book and sketchbook pagesand my blue and white plate - before and after! I'll get some pictures of what I'm planning to do with the pieces soon...I'm quite excited to get started.
I went to look for tools today, got some snazzy drill bits, and checked out the prices. This afternoon we made raspberry jam which is setting at the moment. It looks yummy!
Pop on over to kootoyoo for more creative spaces! I'm off to do a bit more work, going to sort through all my bits of broken plate!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
I'm still knitting flowers too, here's the one I made last week being worn by my ever helpful sister! I have put it onto etsy, and tomorrow I will be listing a flower made from the same colour wool but with a bigger centre button, and a blue version with a floral centre.
So, that's what I've been up to! Tomorrow, I am going to look at tools and various machinery for my workshop with my dad, I'm mostly going to look at prices to get an idea of how much it will cost to get everything I need... I'm hoping it will not be too scary! But, back to work for now!
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Yesterday we had a jam-packed day of fun! Went to Walsall art gallery in the morning, it was the last day of a fantastic exhibition called "Pot Luck" which is about food and art.
Today we will be going to Betty's cafe for tea and cake (lemon drizzle for me today I think - yummy!), and watching films since it's a lovely rainy day.
So, my next couple of shopping lists will come from some of the lovely jewellery I have saved in my favourites...today will be rings!
Lovely inspiring rings! Head on over to fancypicnic for more shopping lists!
Thursday, 16 July 2009
This is some more of the fun I've been having at uni, this gigantic piece of silver is for the top of the mace. I'm learning lots, and going to try to do more silver next year as I'm gaining lots of confidence from this extra practice!
Head over to kootoyoo for more creative spaces...I'm off to watch "A Life Less Ordinary" and have a cup of tea!
Monday, 13 July 2009
I have another day tomorrow, looking forward to trying out a bit more of this fancy new soldering technique! Had a lovely time at Knit and Natter tonight, working on my Flamingo! Bought some books in the library sale too, including Katrin Cargill's "Curtain Bible" which has some gorgeous photographs!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
I made this chicken creature a while ago, but realised that I never blogged about it, he's from the Plush-o-Rama book which was recommended by one of my tutors from uni. His mouth stitching is a bit wonky, but for the first time in my life I have been able to accept this teeny defect as character, and move on... I must be maturing or something....And lastly, my new knitting needle carry around case (which I just noticed could use the iron running over it!). It's gorgeous Japanese fabric and is lined with my current favourite, red and white gingham! The wooden button is just lovely, one of four that my super kind mother-in-law rescued for me from the charity shop she volunteers in.These are the amazing crochet patterns that I picked up yesterday, I'm amassing quite a collection, they're just lovely! I also got another teeny hook, I don't think this could possibly be a healthy thing to get into!
And, saving the best till last....Today I bought a bench drill! Again, it's geeky tool excitement, but this is the first serious piece of kit for my workshop which will hopefully be sorted within the next week or two!
It's like Christmas morning!
Tomorrow and Tuesday are mace days again, so I'll be silver-smithing, as well as watching a wonderful silversmith at work, what a fabulous opportunity! Right now though I'm tucking into homemade flat-breads and hummus, whilst watching "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". We're going to watch a Harry Potter film a night running up to the new film, which we're hopefully going to see on Friday. Lovely!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Primitive Folk Art Box Chic Original Pink Roses Painting by azuredandelion
Hand Painted ROSES ACCENT CHAIR Shabby Cottage Chic Vintage by DreamsNDesignsShabby Chic Floor Swivel Mirror by ShabbyChicFairytale
So many pretty things! Pop on over to FancyPicnic for more Saturday Lists!
Had a lovely day today at a food and drink festival, tried lots of yummy cheeses, and bought some Strawberry, Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam, which I'm looking forward to trying. It was fab to see so many people with such lovely produce, all lovingly handmade! I'm inspired to start making my own raspberry jam from our own fruit from the garden!