Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Friday, 22 February 2008
...go order yourself a copy - it's great!
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Learning to crochet was one of my 'New Things to Learn This Year' list and after messing around with some scraps of yarn and different size hooks, I finally had a go at a pattern. Pattern, of course, being a very loose term for a table runner! As always, the joy of knitting and now crochet, is, for me, choosing the yarns and colours, so fun was to had picking out some spring-like hues for my kitchen.
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Last weeks vision of a python swallowing a WHOLE deer had me mesmorized in an almost horrific stupor. The natural world is a constant source of enlightenment and fascination to me.
I'm rather partial to all things amphibian and this week's programme had me looking back over my holiday photos from last years trip to NYC. No2 and I visited The American Museum of Natural History where they had an extra exhibit - Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. It was fascinating to see these exotic and often tiny creatures. No2's highlight was to be able to do a virtual dissection, but then that's 10 year old boys for you!
Anyway, here are a few photos that we took...
I'm looking forward to the episode featuring sea turtles, another favourite thing of mine...
Monday, 11 February 2008
...it was the egg thing! Oh, and it was on special offer in Waitrose... and it wasn't bad either!
Thank you for your kind comments over the last couple of weeks. All your support was very appreciated...
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
I've had real difficulty sourcing suitable chain for hanging my suncatchers. The one we used in the States was a really nice weight, but I've had to go for jewellery chain here because everything else was too heavy, but I do think it's a bit too lightweight and I'm hoping it won't break! The supplier I found eventually has copper and gun-metal as well as silver colour, which is good because then I can use different patinas on the soldering. I used black patina on this pansy, which I think works really well.
If anyone knows of somewhere that sells decorative chain, do let me know!
My next glass project is a dragonfly (surprise, surprise!). No2 chose some wonderful glass that suggests the delicate veining on the wings, but I'll probably use some copper wire to pick out some of the veining too. He quite enjoys our little forays into the glass shop and I'm more than happy to let him pick out the glass - the colours are so tempting. We bought lots of turquoises and greens this time and some yellow to pick out the centre of the pansy.
I also just had delivered a clever little tool for cutting circles out of glass which should come in handy with this project as it has mosaic border at the bottom. I just have to wrap up warm and face the freezer that is my garage again...