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Slightly different view to yesterdays!

Slightly different view to yesterdays!

Yesterday we sat with the doors open in the sunshine (only for an hour but it felt like spring) today thick snow. On the plus side I will not be distracted by wanting to be out in the garden today and will get on and paint.

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Saturday morning chilling out.

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The sun came out for half an hour just as me and Arthur got out his pastels and giant sketch pad he got for his birthday. 

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so many yummy colours to choose. (I wasn’t allowed to use these and used my cheap set and very small sketch pad) It was so nice to sit and sketch.

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I am going to be doing the Somerset Art Trail in September with paintings and handmade accessories, so it was great to start drawing.

Tommorow Tony will be going out for the day with Arthur and I will be getting out the paints and canvases. Can’t wait!

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For now its back to Saturday morning and a bit of baking so that we have cakes to come home to after going to an art class in Gillingham for children and parents. This afternoon we will be fabric painting with lots of friends.

What a fun start to the weekend 🙂

Colourday: Orange

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Orange is one of my favorite colours.

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Such a happy colour to wear 🙂

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Orange lights up a room.

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Orange and pink boho

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Gorgeous Orange crochet poufs from Etsy.

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Orange and turqouise.

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Orange tulips perfect for today.

I hope you’ve enjoyed that splash of colour. You can see more beautiful orange pictures on my orange and yellow pinboard http://pinterest.com/tamsyng/yellow-orange/

None of the pictures are mine. If you click on them it will take you to the source.

Happy Colourday xx

Colourday: Beautiful Blue

Fashionable Blue By Patrick Demarchelier

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Blue Yarn by Marylene Lynx

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Deep shades of Blue.

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Blue in the kitchen 🙂

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Blue by Piccasso.

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Blues for Summer 2013 via Vogue by Alberta Ferretti

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Blue shoes.

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Blue China.

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Powder blue wedding.

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Blue blue sea and sky.

Just a few of my favorite blue pictures! If you click on the pictures it will take you to the source of each one. Except the last one which is my photograph taken in Cornwall last year.

Happy colourday 🙂

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Edible lego to go on top of Arty’s Birthday Cake

Edible lego to go on top of Arty's Birthday Cake

So this is what I’ve been up to this morning, making lego from ready to roll icing. You know the packaging that childrens toys (cars etc) are wrapped to in the box the black bits with the holes in, perfect for pressing into the icing and making the bumps for the lego. That may make no sense at all but I know what I’m talking about 😉
Now all I have to do is make the Birthday cake (not so good at that bit) and write Arthurs name in lego.

Designs in The Making

After making my crochet cushion my head was buzzing with ideas for using all the colourful textured stitches. I thought they would work well as funky gloves. So I decided to make some for Arthur as a test, he chose the colours and where he wanted the stitches.

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Arthur loved the fact you could draw a design and in a few hours it became real. ( I say a few hours it actually took 2 days which was a day to long for him to wait hee hee) He’s not taken them off since he got them.

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Yesterday we spent the morning in the garden which was fab, and actually dug the 2 small veg patches ready for putting new seeds in.  Then spent the afternoon designing together.

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We were designing Tea cosies, I love the one with the flowers sticking up out of the cosie, I will be experimenting with all of these ideas. Amazing for a 7 year old to have that sense of design and colour.

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I am experimenting with colour and stitches again with this design and writing everything down as I go.

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I can’t wait to see this finished, I am sure it will take quite a bit of tweeking before I produce it as a pattern.

Colourful Handmade Crochet Cushion.

I have been having fun this week testing out lots of different crochet stitches from a vintage How To Crochet Book, then adapting them to suit my style.

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As you can see from the picture I started with a basic crochet background which is great for weaving in various materials to give a more solid material. I chose to weave vintage fabric into the centre with a couple of rows woven with 4 strands of wool, I also added the mesh style stitch to the edge of the cushion and wove in contrasting wool.

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I really enjoyed doing the bobble stitch with lots of different colours and will be using this in quite a few designs.

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The raised stitch is also fun to do and I love the squiggly effect. There is also puff stitch and cable (which I did with 2 colours).

It goes very well in my new crochet corner..a perfect place to sit with crochet hook in hand and a basket of wool by my side. 

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I am now working on some wrist warmers for my 6 year old son, he has told me which stitches to do and which colours, and keeps asking me when they will be finished..so I think I better go and finish them.

Colourday : Patterns Floral

Todays colour theme is Floral patterns.

To brighten the grey day and remind us that brighter more colourful days are on the way 🙂

Lets start with Floral in Fashion.

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By Dolce & Gabbana

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Vintage Floral.

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Floral taken to the max by the amazing Kaffe Fasset.

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Flowers in crochet.

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Floral print everyday 🙂

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Flower pattern cake to nice to eat!

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Beautiful spring flower prints.

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Some fun and funky floral pattern shoes to end. I’ve had my colour fix for the day. Hope you’ve enjoyed it to.

Happy Colourday 🙂