Saturday, 21 August 2010

All my own work

I am really pleased with these and the fact that there was only a 3 day turnover from making the cane to the finished product. I'm impressed with myself.

I didn't have any sterling earwires so I made my own.

Happy happy.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A productive day

I've had such a lovely day today.
Fruits of my labour...

Now they need sanding, ho hum!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Puppy sitting

Daughter and nearly son in law are having a jolly in London town today, they've gone to see Oliver at the Drury Lane, well I say 'see' it, their tickets, they tell me, are so far back they had to go out of the theatre and round the corner into a different entrance and up '10' flights of stairs ( I think he was exaggerating a bit). Anyway their puppy Border Terrier 'Louie' is visiting us while they are away.
Boy! looking after a puppy is harder work than I remember the children were.
We've played ball in the garden, dug a few holes, been for a walk and said hello to every passer by even if they didn't want to, barked at the rabbits, ransacked the flower beds and just now fallen asleep. So I'm having a bit of a rest too. They aren't back for another couple of hours but I think he's enjoyed himself

On the clay front... I am experimenting with translucent canes on coloured backgrounds.
Pictures to follow .

Friday, 13 August 2010

Summer Holidays - I love 'em

I always have loved the summer holidays,especially when the children were little. I loved spending time in the garden with them, doing some baking, visits to the library, going to feed the ducks at the park. All good cheap fun. Now the kids have grown up and moved away and I miss them like mad but I enjoy the summer holidays for myself now. I work in a school so I can still have all that lovely time to myself.

I made these beads today. I am quite pleased with them.