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Part time graphic designer with full time hobbies. Crafting, rummaging around junk shops looking for hidden treasure, vintage toys, time with Bob and Peter our cat!

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Being Crafty


I recently had a week off to be lazy and have some crafty "me" time, it didn't really go to plan but with a inspiration from fellow bloggers, crafty magazines and a little trial and error I finally managed to get crafty!

My Nan used to remove all buttons and zips from clothes before throwing them away. Whilst watching a film one evening I twiddled and twirled one of the zips into this floral'esque brooch, which I rather like.


My friend Alison, a print artist and social media teacher and I had a pop at making some earrings, rings and hair slides. We've been collecting unusual objects to continue this idea most of our beads came from Japan which, Alison sourced whilst on a photography project. 




This little mosaic was a birthday gift and made a pleasant afternoons distraction to the pouring rain,
plus I have a shiny new coaster!


finally my sewing machine saw action after a little inspiration from Lazy Daisy and 
Mary Jane Baxter.  I finally made some head bands from vintage buckles and some vintage pillow
cases as well a some modern cotton. Just for fun I knitted a bow hair slide!


after all this creativity I needed a little rest!






Sunday, 19 May 2013

Well Planted


Today I visited  the local plant sale, held at the local church in the village I grew up in. It's a trip I make every year.  I'd liked to say it was the reasonable priced plants, the book stall, 50p a book, or catching up friends and family, which of course is all good, but what I go for is a cuppa tea for 50p with FREE biscuit of your choice (chocolate chip cookie) and the homemade cake stall!

I purchased three geraniums, a phlox, a poppy and three books and two cups of tea,  Mum bought a fruit and coconut cake which was (past tense) delicious :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Belated Birthday

Last week was my birthday, every now and then I have the day off to fully enjoy the delights of tea, cake and a extra lie-in. This year I went for a whole week which I fully intended to use to finish all my crafty projects and enjoy some time to myself, huh!

Saturday was spent buying Anti-virus for all our computers *exciting followed by a stint giving the garden a quick tidy up, our neighbours have had new fence erected and it makes our garden look much better!



the bunting was made for the jubilee street party, it's been outside all winter and is still going strong!


Myself and Bob got together with a few chums and a few drinks were consumed!!


lovely presents were gifted, all excellent...thank you very much x 


far too much of this passed my lips...the large carrot cake and bakewell fairy cakes
with custard topping my sister made ( a triumph) didn't even make it to film! 


eventually this did make an experience on Sunday night, which was not quite what I'd planned, I did get some crafting done which I show you once its all photographed x


p.s I been scooting round and enjoying all your blogging over the week too, enjoyed your car booting finds and seeing what your all making. So thank you for keeping me company!



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Photo Scavenger Hunt - April

Well here's my Homework late as usual...we've had problems with our computer and so much so I haven't been on the net since Friday!!! So now, normal service resumes!

These are my Scavenger Hunt photos this month, thanks as always to Green Thumb at Made with Love for picking the topics and organising!

Pink
My washing basket - I love this!
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My Town


Sport...My bike...does this count!




Night Light...Solar powered




One of my Collections...remember her? My biggest collection




Big



Dinner...Mac and cheese with tomatoes




Texture




Curl...the best curl ever!




Take Flight...I took this from our car window





Plastic...