Wednesday, 31 March 2010

daffodil head

This was the hat that made everyone smile yesterday at school.

He certainly turned heads with it!!

Happy Easter, I'll be away for a week or so, on a trip to see family in friends in the North!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

spring colour

spring daffodils, for some much needed colour on a drizzly wet day.

a daffodil hat for the Easter Bonnet parade, at school tomorrow.

ripply colours of love, the more I crochet, the more I think it is art

loving length of wavy ripples, this is to be a king size blanket, so I've got many many more ripples to go!
I hope you enjoy these colours as much as I do!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Loving London

On Saturday, I woke up early, walked to the train station and got on the fast train to Victoria, London. Then of course, I had to make my way over to King's Cross, to meet my sister, who had got the train down from Leeds for the day (2.5hr journey). Of course the tube line I needed wasn't working, as they were doing repairs on it! But never mind, I made it via the Picadilly and District lines instead!

Once I met my sister, she was having a to do updating her Oyster card, we got on a bus, and made our way over to the Business Design Centre in Islington for the Country Living Spring Fair!

It was pretty busy, and so many stall holders! We'd only been there an hour when we felt we needed a sit down at the Yorkshire Tea Cafe! They are part of Bettys (the most amazing tearooms in various Yorkshire towns).

Once we'd been revived, we continued our look around, not quite believing how many stalls there were. We picked up some nice greetings cards each (it was 10 for £5, so we split it!) and we both bought some prints from an artist called Clinton Banbury, I bought one for my children's room, (see above) I'm slowing adding art to their walls. My sister also bought a piece of art from an artist called Iona Mackenzie Laycock.

I picked up a small milk jug from Beverley Hewitt Designs all made here in the UK, in Stocke on Trent, the pottery capital of Britain. So next time I make some of my lovely scones, make tea in the tea pot, I've got a nice jug for my milk.

I also picked up some decopatch items, for the children to do in the holidays. I chose their names (well I used their shortened names, as it was getting a bit costly!) and some suitable coloured paper, and the glue. Basically it's a special waxy paper, that won't tear, when you add the glue. The glue is a glue and a varnish all in one, so how can the kids go wrong!!!?!!

My sister was very tempted by some London cushions from the Jan Constantine company. They were very nice indeed, but I felt beyond my embroidery/ applique level! Also they were v expensive.

But we had a great day, and it was nice to be in the capital and see my sister. She then hopped on the train home, and was going out that evening with friends in Leeds, and I headed home to Brighton, back to my family!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

head spinning!

Hi lovely readers, I have not forgotten about this blog, I haven't even forgotten about making things, I've just been doing too many things recently. No time at all to take photos, write it up etc etc.

So firstly I had a 7th Birthday Party to organise! Which was ok, but I was glad when it was over!

Then I had a work function to sort out, that took up a lot of time as well.

Then I've been working on my own stuff, which hopefully I'll be able to show you soon.

At present I'm sorting out a gardening group for where I live, and I've done all the admin, grant applying, bank account opening, research etc etc So I'm a bit bogged down with that.

Next I've got my husband's 40th to sort out. Well that's if he invites his friends!

So I'm not a brilliant blogger at the mo, but I'm sure I'll swing it round, some day soon!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

save 6 music!

I know this blog is about making things, but while I'm making things I like listening to the radio, one station I listen to a lot of BBC 6 Music (digital and online). It basically plays the best music from all decades (you know, the stuff that isn't played on all the commercial stations, but stuff from seriously talented musicians who do it their way, not the way of Simon Cowell and all the other big talent-free record companies.)

anyway, the BBC want to cut back so have decided to cut 2 radio stations, 6 music and the Asian Station. Shame on them. They are a public service broadcaster, paid for by the British people.

So if you like the station, the music it puts out, the knowledgable presenters then sign up at the following places:

sign here and join this on Facebook and join the twitter campaign as well!
Thank you!!!!