Monday, 30 August 2010

End of Week 35


I LOVE this one. My fave so far. The expression on the guy's face is just hilarious.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Friday, 27 August 2010

Just Genius

Youngest Sister knitted these for me for my birthday this week from a pattern of her own devising. The bonus packaging plus googly eyes made me ROFL:




Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Catch Up

I haven't got all that much to share this week. I'm hanging about waiting for verdicts on roughs and colour tests and sewing a bit inbetween. So I have a new dress to share, but it's not quite finished yet, and I still have the back end of THE COLD FROM HELL, which just won't go away and leave me alone, dagnammit.

I've worked up a new promo postcard, which I saved in stages so I can show you step-by-step how I built it up, but I think I'll wait until the actual postcards are here and ready to be sent out. (Not sure when that'll be; due to NOT BEING PAID YET by a client, I don't have the funds to get them printed at the mo. Grrr.)

But I will share part of the colour test I finished over the weekend, the one I'm waiting on a verdict for:

bunny for blog

I'm pretty chuffed with how it's turned out. I've been using a bit of a new technique for putting it all together and the new-ish Wacom has been invaluable; I'm so glad I bought it.

Right, I'm off to drink more Lemsip and work my way through my third box of tissues in seven days!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

So Much Going On... the moment.

I've been scribbling away like nobody's business for the past week or so getting roughs done for two projects and waiting on a verdict on the roughs for a third. The next day or two should be a bit more relaxed round here, though, mainly because I have THE COLD FROM HELL and am off from library work til Friday, when hopefully I will be feeling better. (Thanks very much to the girl working in England at Home on Ship Street on Thursday who was keeper of THE MOTHER OF THE COLD FROM HELL and spent the 10 minutes I was in the shop sniffing loudly and tidying, and therefore transferring all her germs to, the displays. I said to Boyfriend as we left the shop: I bet I get a cold now. Bah.)

So yesterday I finally updated both my Etsy shops here and here, and my Folksy shop here, mainly with prints. Take a look at the little Etsy Minis in the left sidebar there. My Alice giclee prints I did for the Open House back in May are finally up there for sale. There are a few more prints to go up, which hopefully I'll get around to later this week.

I also have a fab new charity shop to share, although I'm kinda torn between sharing its greatness with everyone and keeping it selfishly to myself. I have loads of pictures both of the shop itself and my purchases to upload off my phone first, though.

There's lots of knitting going on and we've been harvesting more tomatoes from our vines (see below). I'm also very happy about the fast-approaching autumn, particularly lovely new coats in the shops and the prospect of whipping up a batch or two of blackberry jam. (Although if autumn rains could just hold off until we're back from Cornwall on 25th September, that would be fab.)

Here are a few photos to be going on with of colourful things that are making my eyes happy at the mo:




Sunday, 8 August 2010


Poppy 2

I took this on my phone on Saturday lunchtime in the churchyard of St Mary de Haura in Shoreham. The sun was shining directly on the screen so I couldn't really see what I was doing, so the fact that it's come out like this with the fabulous contrast between the red and the grey and the little flashes of blue is totally amazing. I've just upped the contrast on it a bit, no alteration to the colours at all. Isn't that red just gorgeous? It literally glows.

I love it when happy accidents like that happen!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The First Tomato

first tomato

We shared him on Monday night. Bless his lil' egg-shaped cuteness. He will soon be followed by many more. Homonoonoonomnomomomom.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I'm On a Knitting Roll

Finished these babies over the weekend; they only took me a month. Heck yeah.



Monday, 2 August 2010