Friday, January 30, 2015

Operation Tackle that Bead Stash" - January Take 2

Here's my real entry to "Operation Tackle that Bead Stash" for January.

We're kicking the new year off with a theme and we'd like you to create something INSPIRED BY A SONG.

After my false start with finishing a UFO off, I thought of another song I could be inspired by. This time another "out of the box" song.

"Snooker Loopy" by Chas and Dave!

And this is a double connection to the piece I made because as well as the fact it is a Loopy bracelet, it has a rainbow mix of colours in the chorus.

"Pot the reds then, screw back
For the yellow green brown blue pink and black
Snooker loopy nuts are we
We're all snooker loopy"

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Operation Tackle that Bead Stash - January Challenge

I do like the occasional blog challenge now and again so jumped at the chance of joining in the "Operation Tackle that Bead Stash" for January.

We're kicking the new year off with a theme and we'd like you to create something INSPIRED BY A SONG.

After some inspiration from Facebook, and a look at my stash, I decided on an old music hall favourite written in 1907 by John A. Glover-Kind and made famous by music hall singer Mark Sheridan who first recorded it in 1909.

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I'll be beside myself with glee
And there's lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!

I can't enter this in the competition as it was a UFO but it did inspire me to finish the piece so the challenge did it's job for me.

The picture in the centre is from a tourist brochure from when we went to Ireland for the Solstice last year and it is just a picture of a perfect seaside for me.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

CREATE.SHARE.INSPIRE. :: Winter Challenge - Week One

Shelly Graham turner got my out of my blogging hiatus with her new blog challenge.

Who would have thought that! "CREATE.SHARE.INSPIRE. :: Winter Challenge - Week One "

She says, - 

Every Thursday I will post a prompt which my party guests use to get creative - in ANY medium, in any form, whatever your skill level. JUST CREATE! On the following Tuesday we share our creations

And the prompt photo was:-

And this is what I made!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Friendship Bracelets

This week I have been making lots of friendship bracelets to restock my 3 for £10 display board which was looking a little forlorn.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Trombone Courgette

I always like trying new seeds to grow. I harvested one of the courgettes today.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Aubergine Penguin

I get to see all sorts of sights in my new job. Today I was at a community harvest festival. This was the winner of the Best animal made from a vegetable" category.

Friday, October 03, 2014


Today was market day for me today. I always trade on a Friday at Coalville indoor market. I trade there from 7 til 3 and try to support the other businesses when I can. So imagine my delight when I saw these beauties on the fruit and veg stall. Spring cabbages! I couldn't resist. But do they end up in the raised beds in the back garden or on the allotment?