A day off to paint the world blue...

Saturday, 5 November 2011

After struggling to adjust to the clocks changing (I get worse every year with this) and a spell of insomnia AND a poorly little one... I took the day off today!


As you know Ive been knitting like a woman possessed of late... trying to make as many hats and scarves as I possibly can for a Christmas charity fair. I think Ive clocked up about 15 so far...  I decided that my mannequin heads needed a revamp so using the airing cupboard paint (its called Dapple blue, isnt that a pretty name) I had a play! I had these pretty napkins in the cupboard too. I splashed on some paint and then carefully laid over the wet paint torn patches of napkin. It worked a treat! Rather wrinkly, rather patchy, rather unique... rather like me!


And to prove I wasnt just playing, I did actually finish painting the airing cupboard! Its a rather sombre colour, but, it will be perfect for my postcard collection. I will be doing an antiqued waxed finish over the top to age it down.


And finally a few new bits and bobs for the shop!

Im going to have a quiet Sunday doing... 
a bit of knitting, 
a bit of apple picking in the orchard,
a bit of clothes sorting, 
a bit of ironing, 
a bit of playing,
a bit of walking, 
a bit of cooking,
a bit if housework,
a deal of smiling!

Followed by an evening in the woods with my family, eating stew and dumplings in front of the bonfire, watching brave men (Mr F and Grandpa) light the Catherine wheels and dreaming under starry skies of the apple pie and cream that will follow...

Ren x

5 comments

  1. Ren, those heads are awesome!! I just did something very similar to that here:

    http://relishedartistry.blogspot.com/2011/10/trying-some-new-display-methods.html

    I purchased some different patterns of tissue paper--stripes, polka dots, etc.--and I'm really having fun! I hadn't thought about napkins though--that opens up all kinds of possibilities! Brilliant idea!!

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  2. Oh, you have such an enchanted life! I love the mannequin heads! Good for you for getting so much done!

    Cheers and have fun at your forest festival!

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  3. that sounds like an amazing evening! love the mannequin heads too x

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  4. Love the mannequin heads, they're amazing. It's given me an idea that I could do something similar with my mannequin body. You are so inspirational.

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  5. I am still dancing in my Fairysteps shoes like a lady possessed! Loads of people have been bewitched by those shoes of your on my blog.

    I too have a sick child: my toddler, Angélique is sporting her first ear infection and I, oh joys, have bronchitis!

    And yes, I too am knitting up a storm here in France so I shall be thinking of you with your clicking needles...

    Stay warm, happy, and inspired.

    Stephanie

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