Tuesday, 25 May 2010

It Looks Like the Eiffel Tower....

That was yesterday's response when my son got to see the amazing work of the surgeon who has spent the past three weeks reconstructing his arm after he had a bicycle accident. He is now sporting plates, screws and wire and the arm is healing but it does remind you of the Eiffel Tower.

For me crafting has had to take a bit of a back seat - although my ideas book is filled with things to get my teeth into once we are back to some normality. I have become a scribe as DS cannot write - We have been working on a Shakespeare project, putting together a 16th Centuary Tour Guide for The Globe Theatre. I have been slightly distracted having spent an evening cutting and gluing a model globe theatre together. Then I find I have become slightly obsessed researching theatre costumes and have found some inspiring patterns and colourways from fabric designs - again they have gone into my ideas book... more importantly after helping with some maths homework I ( thirty years later ) understand the concept of using brackets with numbers!!

On a different note the Dog At War is still on guard duty and has successfully seen off the jackdaws. The unrepentant birds have taken to low level fly pasts and dive bombing. Up on the roof a second family of sparrows have moved in and are to be found sitting in judgement on the guttering - totally unaware of the 'no fly' zone the dog has put around the garden...to be continued


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Design Team Call

Have a good look here it comes highly recommended !!!

They will be happy to answer any questions.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Birds on the Roof

In true 'spring watch' fashion we have been making sure that the bird feeder in the garden is well supplied with sunflower seeds, fat balls etc. Yesterday, the jackdaws paid a visit and amazingly worked out how to lift the bag of peanuts off the hanger and fly off with them. The dog, it would seem, has taken this as a declaration of war and has now taken up guard duty under the bird feeder - much to the disgust of the blue tits. These birds are now annoying the dog by sitting in the tree happiliy chirping..... and the jackdaws have taken up residence on the roof to the greater annoyance of the dog...... it could be a long summer here !!!

Meanwhile indoors I managed to play with a few bits and pieces. I used Clarity stamps, Wild Honey / Rusty Hinge distress inks - all available from Graphicus