Friday 30 October 2015
Home alone and watching a scary East Enders (which I don't usually watch) so I thought I would quickly say hello to the blog. I do not seem to have the inclination to write posts at the minute, not sure why. I have had a good October, and am now fifty, which I find a little hard to believe. Andy took me to Devon for my birthday which was lovely. We stayed in an inn right on the sea with a balcony on the flat roof outside. It was beautiful and relaxing. In other news I have been continuing to work full time at the school up the road and have agreed to stay there for the year with some part time work next term. Not sure what made me change my mind apart from the kids being great and a feeling of 'this is mine' after all the hard work I have done. I have been trying to get lots of crochet done as I am doing a craft fair with my Dad really soon-not sure but I think it may be next weekend. Anyway, below are a few pictures of the last few weeks.
Giant crocheted flamingo on the Toft stall.
Amazing exhibit of a knitted and crocheted fish stall.
The pub we were staying at is the white building on the left of the picture with the red roof.
This made me think the fairies would appear at any minute.
And this proud looking dragon on a gate post.
Back along the path I saw this crow. He posed for a few pictures.
Free to take away.
A lovely iron S on the sea wall. Not sure what for.
Right, back to the crochet. Hope all your weeks/months have been fun!
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Since I opened my Etsy shop as Circles of Rain I have had seven sales. I have not made much money but I enjoy thinking how to wrap the parcel when I sell something. Here are the three most recent. Noddy's car. So I printed out a Noddy and made him into a little standing figure, along with his friend Big Ears. I also made a Noddy themed card.
This little doll with her beautiful beaded dress was wrapped in some lovely Nigerian wax fabric. I have lots of pieces of this fabric left over from displays at school. It is coming in handy again at the moment. I love the bold colours and simple repeating patterns.
The tiny pastoral scene with trees and sheep was a problem to wrap nicely. I didn't want to just throw them into a cellophane packet so I sewed them to a card.
It has been sunny for a week and back to sun and showers this week. This is the display of sunflowers in the allotment over the road from us. Lovely!
This is a road near the local shop. I was waiting for Andy in the car and noticed for the first time how beautiful the door arches are. This is the best one as it has not been painted.
Sainsbury's sign against a dramatic sky.
Sunday 4 October 2015
September has gone in a flash and now it is the month of my birthday when I am going to be fifty. How did that happen?! I genuinely can't believe I am that old but that old I am. Luckily the children at school keep me young or something like that. I am enjoying my six week stint as a long term teacher. The children are lovely and the staff I work with are great too. Our work this term has been based on a book called 'The Naughty Bus' which is a great photo story book about a bus given as a present to a small child, and its adventures. Added to that I have been crocheting various small things, trying to make Christmas cards, possibly for a craft fair in November (slow progress though) and painting faces. Today I helped Andy to set up his new work computer on the internet, and added our printer to it. Yesterday I set up said printer, as our other one gave up working last week. I have also gone through the process of setting up a Tivo box (the cable tv box) and new router which, although meant to be easy, wasn't. I am some kind of technological genius at the moment. I have also been getting to grips with the new iPad assessment system at work. Will it never end?!
Below, the hedgehogs have formed a stunt team.
A fluffy giant snowman has moved into the village of Little Hoarding. He is happy there.
This little doll now has a shiny new skirt.
This is a hedgehog I made for my friend's birthday. He has been named Hartley.