Saturday, 19 August 2017

Curvy Bendy Architecture

Do you know, I've been blogging so long now, I can't remember if I've shown you these pics already, but if so, probably not in this combination.
And they bear looking at again anyway!

A tube tunnel looking like somewhere from inside the Tardis.

And window and roof-y bits from other areas of London.

Walk into the Light! One of the tunnel crossings near Greenwich, I think.

There's always something odd to photograph in London.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Knitted Food

While on holiday on the Isle of Wight and visiting the museum in the grounds of the ruined Carisbrooke Castle, along with the ancient books and military equipment, there was this plate of knitted food.

I did not expect that!
But I must say I was tempted to get the needles out (or in my case the crochet hook) and have a go when I got back home!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Funking the Sea

I haven't done any Circular or Tiny planets Apps for a while so here's a seaside one to celebrate Summer.

And this is the same picture just turned the other way out.

Its Durdle Door in Dorset and is a beautiful if steep beach to get to, everyone has to use the same tiny winding path whether they're going up or down and rain can make it very slippery, but worth the climb if you're up for that kind of thing.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Arundel Castle

I'm a sucker for a castle.

And you know by now that I love a panorama. So here is the view from the top of the keep at Arundel Castle, looking like an amphitheatre in Rome. If you click on it you can see a larger view I think.

It's a long way up (or down, however you view it) but you don't have to go up there if you're not keen on heights. I take photos both because I like to and to show the members of my family who would like to see it but don't like to be up that high!

Inside the Armoury.

The Courtyard

And a lovely imposing panoramic castle view to finish!

Well worth a visit.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Last of the Fighting Prncesses

Here sre the final pictures of the bead and wire girls now they are in situ.

The swords are cocktail sticks that have been incredibly useful for craft projects (for princesses and ninjas) and also for general stabbing of food: there's something adventurous about stabbing your own food with a miniature sword that both children and adults have enjoyed!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Mushrooms and Fighting Princesses

The little wild girls I have been blogging for the past few days were made with wire and wooden beads and stood about 6cms tall, but before them came these: the same building principle but much larger - about 12cms tall.

Here they are in their original blogs
html   and

and now with their own toadstool, made from scraps in the remnant bin at my local fabric shop!

Two more tomorrow!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Little Wild Girls and more Driftwood Crafts

Here are the last of the girls and their scenery for the moment. It was a really creative week away. I still have a few little bodies waiting to be dressed and a bag of driftwood waiting from a previous holiday, at the same beach, that I never knew what to do with... so there may be more to come in the future. who knows?

 Guarding the treasure.

Wild and windy weather - the tree is made from dried seaweed glued around a driftwood stem

Couldn't choose which background I liked best so I put then both in. The sword is a sharpened matchstick tied together with cotton and darkened with a pen.

And she kind of demanded something a  little more refined as her prop so got a swing seat!