Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Stress and a bendy horizon



Happy Tuesday! I'm so busy this week I'm stressed already and I haven't even got started yet... Work, card orders, back to school sorting out and my first job interview for 6 years.... scary!
Looking forward to a peaceful week next week :)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Lion Hunt






We went on a Lion Hunt in Bath today - loads of lovely lions!
Our favourites were the scrabble tile lion (at the top), this lovely mosaic lion and, small Moody's favourite - 'circus lion'
The lions are on display until the weekend of the 9th and 10th September, when they will gather together to be auctioned off.




Friday, 27 August 2010

Ice cream?

I thought this ice cream van from yesterday deserved a post all of it's own :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Best Fair in the World


Our day trip to Weston Super Mare started like this...




But then we found this....







Carters Steam Fair- best fair ever!!


And best candyfloss too :)

PS Can I just say I love Weston Super Mare- even in the drizzle!)

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Piers





Pier Postcard set available here...

I've got something very exciting that I picked up from the printers yesterday, but Mark has nicked my camera so it'll have to wait until tomorrow....!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Bristol Graffiti




There's some amazing graffiti in Bristol - click on the pics or type Bristol Graffiti into your search engine for loads more images. (recognise the top one Mim? :)

On the Move

My sister kindly let me and my mum tag along on her flat-hunting expedition to Bristol yesterday - she found a gorgeous flat in Clifton and we want to move in too..
We had lunch at the Arch House Deli (website here) which was yummy!


If you know someone on the move, how about these New Address cards... (set of 8 here)




Or a New Home card here!



Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Titanic

This summer's obsession - The Titanic - you have to make sure it always has FOUR funnels...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tim Minchin...



I love Tim Minchin, and not just because he's from Perth.

He's written the music for the stage production of Matilda at the RSC in Stratford upon Avon, which I really need to book our tickets for!

(And this one will make you cry...)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Regal

Photo from The Regal website

We went to see Shrek 4 (or whatever the real title is?) on Sunday- at the Regal cinema in Evesham.
The Regal is a beautiful Art Deco building that had been derelict for 8 years - renovation work began last year and the Regal is once again showing films.
The Regal has many fond memories for me - it was the first cinema I ever went to, the first cinema I went to on my own with friends (Beethoven..), where I saw my first 18 certificate film (Interview with the Vampire). We also used to go to the Regal with primary school every Christmas to watch such classics as Herbie and Robin Hood with Keith Chegwin! (same selection every year...)
The Regal website is worth a look - it has loads of photos of the original features that are being restored as well as film and event listings, progress reports and opportunities to help out and support the project.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Rainy walk





We went for a rainy walk around the village in Oxfordshire where my mum lived when she was little - a picnic in the woods, wishing on the wishing stone, developing our poo identification skills(elephant??) and finishing off with an ice cream at the pub.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Beach Hut of the Year


For all you Beach Hut lovers out there, have a look here at the Beach Hut of the Year website.
You can vote for your favourite in categories including Best-kept Hut and Best Hut Name.
The one above, 'Sunny Nook' was one of my favourites!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Skinny Pig

Smallest Moody informed me that he held a 'skinny pig' today at the Farm Park.
I do love skinny pigs...

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Arts Hut


My cards are now stocked in a gorgeous little gallery called the Arts Hut, in Herstmonceux, Sussex.
The Arts Hut is owned and run by artist Anna Wilson-Patterson - this is one of her 'Hound' monoprints - have a look at her website to see more of her lovely work.



'Thanks for your cards which I received this morning and are out on display,they look great.'

Saturday, 7 August 2010

To the Tower








We went up Broadway Tower - which luckily passed as a very small castle... It was great actually - worth a visit if you're in the Cotswolds!

Friday, 6 August 2010

IF : Caged


Happy Friday! This one can be bought as a card here, and will also be available as a print in the next couple of weeks.

A piece of peace


Have a peaceful Friday (I'm trying...)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Mini Mosaics

This is a project we did last week - Mini Mosaics


We used:
PVA glue
MDF boards (you could use pieces of wood or old tiles)
Glass mosaic tiles
Ceramic mosaic tiles
Glass millifiori
Tile grout

With kids it's best not to cut the tiles, but use them whole instead to avoid any really sharp edges. I was lucky because we have a huge bag of ceramic tiles that have been in my dad's shed since the 70's - they're very retro... Also we used normal square glass tiles and some millifiori that I bought on ebay.

First step, get sticking those tiles on - random patterns work fine!
Leave until the glue is completely dry

Then grout - you could colour the grout with acylic paint for a more colourful finish.

Give your mosaics a polish and use them as trivets or add a hanger to the back to hang them on the wall.