Friday, 30 November 2007

My name is...

Oh lookie lookie what I got in the post yesterday. Very exciting!! My website, sewn onto tape, so i can sew them onto anything i make. Especially the brooches i'm doing right now! :D

Sunday, 25 November 2007

One person's trash is another's treasure!!

I found these wonderful cups and saucers in a charity shop a few weeks ago, but haven't had the camera to take a good picture. The whole set cost me £2! I don't have my own kitchen in which to display these yet but you have to snap things up when you see them! Or you'll kick yourself when you go back and they're gone. I learnt this lesson after missing out on a jumper with hedgehogs on it! One of those with them going down in lines all over the jumper, not one with just massive hedgehogs sewn on the front, quite different.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Things That Make Me Feel Happy About The World

As a variant of a theme, from Chris' 'Things I Don't Care About' blog entries, and Ian's 'Did you know?'s. Here begins my...

Things That Make Me Feel Happy About The World.


Architechturally beautiful and well landscaped residencies.

BedZED. A zero energy development by the Peabody Trust.

A good week!!

This week has been a jolly good one!! It was my birthday on Tuesday which was great. I had birthday breakfast with Ann and Terry, which involved presents and cards as well as food! I will post pictures when the light is better. I got a recipe book for cakes, biscuits etc, some cookie cutters and the most amazing pink metallic teapot! This is a photograph must!

Chris got me The most wonderful book, 'The Gentle Art of Domesticity' by Jane Brocket, who has a wonderful blog called Yarnstorm, which you can find a link to on the right of this page. Aaaaah it is the most wonderful book, about all the most delightful things i savour in life - baking, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, gardening. It is beautiful. He also got me a Momiji doll, and a bag and mug for my tea which are Momiji too. AND i got Russell Brand's autobiography and a picture of Alan Lee, my favourite Ipswich Town footballer. That was a novelty present!!

The rest of my week was spent as follows -

Wednesday - I had a migraine all day, couldn't concentrate and learnt hardly anything in my PGCE class then had to leave First Diploma Printmaking early to go home early to nap, then onto Chris' for yummy Shepherds Pie and falling asleep on his lap during the abomination which was the football.

Thursday - Foundation/National Diploma 2nd Year Textiles. The students got an amazing project which i want to do myself, i may even do that, and i learnt how to set up a loom and did a spot of weaving - Brilliant! A great day!

Friday - PGCE class in the morning then National Diploma 1st Year Fine Art for Fashion and Textiles class which was great, i'd worked with that group of students before and they talk to me well and worked brilliantly, even the boys were good and can't help but wear their unusual creations!

Last thing, we went to an exhibition at the Town Hall Galleries - interesting. I should have entered work.

And now to bed.