Monday, October 31, 2011
The flesh has been kept to cook with ...along with that of several other pumpkins ...bought while we can still buy then here ... the season is so short for us.
This is Robbie and Kris ...all ready to go 'Trick or Treating' ....they loved it.
We had loads of callers this year ...all in costume ...and all so polite. I bought loads of goodies and they nearly all have gone.
And this is a photo I stole from Emma's face book page ... Ben, Olly and Jake ...all dressed up for Halloween ...and for those who remember their births ...yes that is little brother Olly in the middle.
Hope everyone had a great evening.
Take Care xx
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I really have the paint bug …I had to play some more …this time on a canvas. The background I created last week has been filed away …and is still awaiting a flash of inspiration …probably a LO.
This week …using the same initial technique of streaking my paint and bubble wrap …I have added extra dabs of colour ... and stamping. I really could not get it to work at first …even though I had used Gesso to seal the canvas and then I remembered someone saying that one should stamp on tissue and apply it to the canvas with PVA or Modge Podge …and it worked…does any one have other tips for stamping onto a canvas ?
Hope fully I will be able to show you the finished canvas next week.... I am so enjoying this form of creating.
I may not manage so many visits this week, as I tend to pay the price …either a sore back or a swollen ankle …the later this time.
Now all I have to do is move everything off my bed so I can get in it lol
Will be around as many as I can tomorrow... Night Night
Take Care xx
Sunday, October 23, 2011
... or in Robbies Builders hat
Rusty will happily let the boys wander around the house, carrying him in it, and some times will put himself in it for a snooze.
Sid ... love the little rascal ... but hate being woken from a sleep
or having their bed stolen.
And although Willow is quite fond of him ....she is definitely not amused by too much boisterous behavior.
Take Care xx
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Three cheers...I finished my LO of ME … and after all the changing of mind …I actually went back to the first paper. The embellishments I used have meaning behind them so I thought I would let you in on their significance…the lace flowers are a larger version of the ones on my wedding dress …my engagement dress in ’66, was white with a black and white ‘op art’ bodice … and when running a youth club in the late 70’s/early80’s I found I had a love of motor bikes hence the zip trim, which hints leathers….and then I hand wrote the text as it was about me …even though I have rubbish hand writing.
... not an clear square inch …I just keep moving things from desk to bed to floor to desk at the moment…depending on which area I need to use. Can you see the item which shouldn't be there…looks like an alien hand …I wondered where I put it lol…. it’s my back scratcher!!!
An artist I am not ….some may have seen my first strokes of white paint on black, destined, at the time, for the previous LO …but it was not to be. I did however take LL Jan’s advice ….to create with out having a purpose in mind.
Out came assorted paints and my beloved two sizes of bubble wrap. I streaked it at right angles with an acidy green, then from corner to corner with a deep forest green…using my large bubbles, played with a burgundy and a deep beige followed by small bubble wrap in a tone lighter … such fun …and I got my desk so messy.
But I had the urge to play more so got out Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Stain …yes I gave in and bought a couple of the T.H stains …and added a touch of these with the small bubble wrap.
Now the question that remains is …. What do I do with my painted piece of card???
Maybe add a photo some where …stamp on it …stick things on it …cut it up for cards fronts or keep it as is, for posterity….I rather wish I had done it on a canvas as I do like the effect but I think it needs a focus …the cogs are clanking in my head at the moment…un-oiled and a little rusty…any ideas gratefully received.
Emma … ‘Of Dropped Stitches’ (see side bar)… has a guest crafter posting on her blog. Elise makes paper bouquets, amongst other things … ‘that’s a touch different’ I can hear you murmur and I would have to agree. I really think they are gorgeous and fun and do not have to be just for weddings … well worth dropping in for a nose.
More of them can be found on NerdNuptials… I know we do not promote Etsy shops but she, as yet, does not have her own blog. A big thank you, from Emma and Elise, if you have time to pop by.
I will try to visit a few more blogs this week ...I dotted around last week and got a little muddled ...so I will try to be more organized this week but will be hopping for at least 3 days, so bear with me.
Take Care xx
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I am loosing track of time … is this week 123?… and how many days ‘til Christmas? ….no don’t tell me.
I have changed my mind about papers etc, more times than there are days in a week … and torn my hair out over the photo of me 30-ish years ago, as there are so few that I would like future generations to gaze upon … and I want the final LO to feel right to me.
The day captured here was a ‘milestone’ for Robbie as he refused to join in last year and became very upset about it all. The wonderful staff at the school, have worked so hard with him and this year he loved it all…although he only joined in when he was ready.
I will be around for a nose and some inspiration, later …and I really need to catch up with those that I regularly visit too. Be patient with me …we are having Internet problems in our area this week too.
Take Care xx
Saturday, October 01, 2011
I can hear you all scream ..."Another one" ...but there is a reason or three.... well I thought they were good reasons lol.
Firstly Emma and Steve's cat got out again before it could be neutered and had a second litter only 4 months after the first. Secondly several of our cats have reached 12 and one is VERY close to Kristofer ...with everything that has gone on in their lives I am not sure he is ready to loose 'a best friend' so we thought it would be good for them to bring up a kitten of their own but learn a lesson in sharing too.... and lastly ....who could resist this little 8 week old cutie ....
The family came over today with him and he is adorable ...we just have to see who he gets on with ...feline wise...but I don't think he will put up with any nonsense
I have added some background to my Sandy LO on G the P if you want to have a read
Take Care xx
PS The boys chose the name ....honest