Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
While we're on the subject of resolutions (for I quite like to make them throughout the year) I also have vague and hastily-formed ideas to A) not spend quite so much money on flowers and B) to play my piano a bit more, soon.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
A most beautiful red doily, which she had crocheted the previous night. Leah is an excellent crocheter - we share stationery and she had made us a blue crocheted bowl to put our paperclips in. So, when I admired the blue bowl, she made me a red doily.
I'm delighted. Absolutely delighted!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
These leaves are something new for me - I was inspired by a deciduous tree outside my house which only loses all of its leaves when it's been a very cold year - right now it's bare, and I'm wearing four layers inside!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Then I went overboard on the finishing.
I realised then that I'd really liked the effect of the scalpel marks I made as I was removing the cardboard, and that by getting rid of them and smoothing the surface, the cloud was losing what I felt made it interesting in the first place - but I didn't know it at the time. I think I'll toss out the over-finished one and make a set of three. Templates are ready to go!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
These files were my grandfather's, and they're what I use to smooth the edges of my Beasties once I've cut them out of corrugated iron. Useful for taking the edges off Rough Patches, too.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
In all cases it is advisable to wear a stout pair of boots to combat stubbed toes, twisted ankles and burning feet. In the case of the third, the use of a gas mask will help protect against further perils associated with the rough patch, and once the patch is safely traversed normal travel can continue.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
If only I could tell.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Right:: This is the bruise that has come up on the other side of that finger. How about that!?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
How did I break it!? For the purposes of photography I Blu-Tack the letters to my wall, as it's only temporary. For large letters like 'w' I use three little knobs of it - which of course, now that I think about it, can put undue pressure on the middle of the letter when I'm pressing it onto the wall. It acts a bit like breaking a stick over your knee, and from now on I'll be using two knobs max.
My mum told me to airbrush out her bra strap but that's one of the things I love the most about this photo, so I didn't.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I chose 'hope' because I wanted something on my wall that would remind me that however bad I was feeling about something, it was a pretty good idea to have some kind of notion that the future could be good.
New 'hope' (carved way more carefully, and sealed!) may be found here.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I knew I had to have it, so I gave G*** my pliers and got him to snip it off for me one night. He put it down the side of my desk during his night-shift and I transferred it, wrapped in paper, to my car the next day.
When I got home that night I tore off the paper and gleefully ran my hand over the lovely surface, imagining it as a Lobster Beastie, definitely a Crabby Beastie. I turned the sign over to check out the other side - to find this beautiful weathered lettering: the sign had been facing 'out' through the fence, not 'in' as I'd assumed!
How can I possibly take my tin-snips to something so beautiful?