Thursday, January 28, 2010

Music in shops....

drives me nuts, as I may have mentioned......., but if it was like this I might change my mind.

Opera en el Mercado from esoqueseconocecomolaopera on Vimeo.

The sign at the end says "See? You do like opera". My thanks to Chawed Rosin for this.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sorry folks...

I have had to activate the dreaded letters, there is no part of my body I want to enlarge!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Tender Trap....

Funny the things you remember...I was attempting, yet again, to make a space in my workroom and into my head popped the opening sequence of the old (1955) Frank Sinatra film  "The Tender Trap".  It opens in a fancy appartment the morning after what has obviously been one heck of a party.  Sinatra surveys the devastation and then gingerly picks up a tie between finger and thumb, he carefully makes his way through the debris and opens a closet and carefully deposits the tie .....on the floor.  Fast forward to my workroom, I enter pick something up, look at it and think I wonder what I can do with this? (Bin it Pat, Bin it!!) This was a piece of paper from a Fibre in Form workshop about a year ago...

I thought it would make a couple of ATC's

and then there were just two little fragments left, and look
a little South Sea island

and the moon through a snowy window

Well that's accounted for one piece of paper...........

This is my reward.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


as inspiration.  I have noticed alphabets popping up  in the last few days. First on  Ideas of Inspiration and  Inchy by Inch

Then I saw a link to Anatassia Elias who has made a collage alphabet

 and you  look what she does with the inside of a toilet roll.

Of course I had to have a quick play.  Here is my digital ABC

Just a bit of Paintshop play.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Everybody's doing it......

it seems all the blogs I read at the moment have similar themes, tidying/organising workspace, plans for the future and over the last week snow dyeing.  I had to try,.  I'm not very good with dyes so I used Brusho paint instead. It won't be washable and I haven't a clue what I will do with it but it was great fun playing.

I have a green an purple piece melting at the moemnt.  Don't think there will be much more as we seem to be thawing, a wee bit sad as I didn't manage to get out and take some proper snow photographs.

And this....another picture from space?... the Grand Canyon perhaps?....... no just a negative of the photo above.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Baby it's cold outside...

I couldn't resist sharing this wonderful picture of the British Isles under snow from NASA. Most of you may have seen in in your newspaper or on TV,  I trust I am not infringing copyright, I just want to keep it, it is so amazing.

We are promised more for tomorrow!  I feel I should be creating all kings of wonndrous things but bed is so inviting in the mornings my usual 6.30 has moved nearer 9a.m.Then breakfast, bird feeding and snow clearing takes us to lunchtime and then there is this jigsaw that my brother sent me and then it is tea time and then a bit of tv and then back to a cosy read in bed. You can tell I am reallt suffering.

My thanks and sympathy the emergency servies and people like my milkman Michael  and paperman Terry who have to go out in it to keep us going.

Remeber this, it has really come into its own this week keeping my knees warm!

Friday, January 01, 2010

What the rabbit saw....Part 2

He was just going to hop over  to the carrots when he saw

"Er.... Happy New Year, Mr Lion" said the rabbit and hopped away! The End.

Recognise 2nd layer fabric Britt?