I will begin aheeem aheem (clear throat)....
My final project was all jumbled at first, in fact bizarrely it ended up being like therapy for my years of worries etc about my family, and my parents divorce.
At the time it was quite an emotional journey, yet now I seem quite detached in a strange sense and I look at it with fresh eyes.
This was the title for my final work, I guess I was trying to describe how life hangs in the balance and our relationships are sometimes volatile/tentative and fragile.
Ludabelle. I was'nt sure what to write about as I had been tagged before. So I have adapted my response slightly to 'My Seven Deadly Sins'. (Favourite things in no particular order)
Not sure they are really deadly at all but it sounds a little more dramatic! Te he
1. Shoes and bags. Unfortunately the line 'What this old thing...doesn't quite work with Sean he's too cute about remembering whats in my wardrobe!' OOOPS
2. Chocolate.... Mainly whole nut or ferrero roche in fact most chocolate.
3. Drinking tea.
4. Little fairycakes. Any cake it looks so pretty.
5. Buttons (had a dream about them last night, very strange.)
6. Vintage esque fabrics/ the whole vintage quirky shabby chic lifestyle.
7. Country living magazine.
I could go on.
This weekend has been fun. Five of us went to the NEC yesterday to look at the Christmas Crafts. Although I think it is becoming more of a Chritmas Gifts show. It w.as still a lovely day, I managed to buy some cute Christmas decorations just couldn't resist.
Today we have had quite a lazy day sitting watching films and eating junk food. How extravagant!
Back to work tomorrow oh where does the time go!
See you all soon.
Just thought Id better catch up. I was out last night watching the new James Bond film, sigh Daniel Craig....... dreamy harp style music playing in my head.
Anyhow REALITY BITES
Comment from future Mr Pic and Blos after showing him blog page.......... all these people are joining secret Santa (only 8 so far).
My reply yes......
Future Mr P & B : Oh haven't they got anything important to do... why are they not busy?
I sighed and just looked on as he continued tapping away at the games console !!!!
Tonight I have been busy finishing a Belated Birthday present.
Arty ?? Egg basket shot? Hmmm
On to the Early Christmas Present from me to me, eak !! Well also courtesy of Sainsburys.
I saved my nectar points for a while and put them towards my new camera. So hurrah better shots hopefully, well when I've mastered it.
Took these close ups gorgeous!!
Oh and Frank says HI :) he wanted to try and compete with the cute dogs and cats on many a blog page. I have not seen a fish as of yet, so he feels quite privileged.
Didn't post the other shot, the camera obviously works too well and showed up all the dust on his bowl AGHHHHHHHHHH note to self.....clean the house.
Thought I might get into the festive mood of things to come.Whilst out on our woodland walk this afternoon I had a eureka moment and thought AHHHHH a Secret Santa of the blogging world would be ace. Not sure if this particular venture has been done before and not wishing to steal anyones thunder at all but thought it may be nice to share with fellow crafting/artist buddy types.
So heres the deal..... if you want to join in let me know by adding a comment on this post here. I have tried to create a festive little button to display on your blog if you want to join in.
I will then put names into a wintery woolly hat and match folks up at random. I will let you know who is matched with whom and then we can send little pressies in the post.
So thought some rules should be in order otherwise stress and chaos may pursue.
1. It must ideally be made by your fair selves (ideally something you already have, Christmas is a busy time you know). Or be of a crafty nature.
2. It musn't exceed £10.00 in value or really be too much less than this so nobody is upset that their stocking is empty :(
(Is this an OK value????)
3. It must be posted in time for The BIG DAY.
So let me know what you think or indeedy pass the word, spread the Festive Cheer and respond to my post.
DEADLINE DATE for response Wed 25th. I can then match you lovely folks up.
Any questions drop me a line.
Were you named after anybody?......
To play along with 'Tell all Tues' visit Emma at JellybellyJellybrain.
My bubble of excitement has been exploded the aforementioned lovely is being returned to sender. The colour can only be described in true life as dull, drab, dingy and dirty looking bottle grey green (not the bright looking blue/teal green) above. Harsh I know and apologies if you own the coat but I felt very disappointed with the colour it just didn't do what it said on the tin!!Next must have par excellent lighting for the catalogue/Internet images.......misleading little imps!
To play along with this Tell All Tuesday visit here to check out what Emma is up to.
Had to share this with the world.... well the virtual world??
SPANISH PORK AND CHORIZO STEW (A Delia recipie slightly adapted)
Ingredients (for 4)
450g pork cubed/stew pack
450g salad/new potatoes
110g chorizo (I used a pack from tesco/tesco finest) chopped into 2cm wide chunks or there abouts its not science!
Red pepper roasted off ( i cheat and deseed then chop it up, then cook it off in olive oil till it starts to brown a little). Again Delia uses a posh alternative 250g jar of Odysea or Karyatis roasted red pepers in oil drained and halved.
I fat clove of garlic peeled and thinly sliced
1 large red onion peeled and cut into thick slices
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon of saffron strands
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
150ml dry white wine (drinking the rest is obviously optional)
340g Jar of Siansbury's Siciliana sauce or similar tomato based italian sauce. Delia went on about Tomato Frito by Heinz I personally think she is making it up!, so used the latter.
Small can of pitted balck olives
Preheat oven to gas 1 or 140/150 degrees c
Put pork, chorizo, peppers ('red peppers' just leave them in the cooking casserole pot after cooking off),garlic and onion. Throw in the thyme, seasoning and olive oil and toss together Ainsley Harriot stylee.
Use a teaspoon to crush saffron strands (I do this in an egg cup) add the white wine vinegar to this and stir. Add to the casserole followed by white wine, tomato based sauce, olives and potatoes. Give it a good stir., put lid on bring to simmering point then transfer to the oven she advises 1 and 1/2 hrs i say 2hrs.
Serve with fine green beans.
Another delicious lil meal, even nicer warmed up the second night if there is any left.
Have a fun old week Ciao for now X
Hurrah!! Wedding Hearts completed well they are just ready for a wee button! Why oh why I work on less pressing projects I will never know. I am still to submit my proposal to the Craft Fair. Yikes so I will press on.
Just wanted to introduce to you Mr Moni Monster. Another less pressing crafty product.....Christmas gift for nephew. Idea was based on the work of Molly Chicken see her tutorial, http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/09/hegehog-softie-with-a-pocket.html so cannot take all the credit.
Enjoy your day !
Technical hitch VIDEO A NO NO SORRY I know you all wanted to see but look closely and you can see white blur's in my pic :)
Today was supposed to be my second stitchathon day, but I found Laura Ashley calling me as there is 10% off the lovely garments. Well as Im trying to go all vintage thought it rude not to pop in. Much to my moms, erm delight I think...... she has the patience of a saint as she was yes...ing and no...ing to the clothes I was trying on.
Quite pleased so just off to make another 31 thats if my Snow video clip ever loads. Im sure Ill be inundated with viewers for that anyhow????