Sunday, 22 March 2009

A sad day

Well, Saturday night saw the 10th Anniversary of 'Trailer Park Trash' gigs that my OH has put on in our 2 closest cities, and sadly, this is the last one! After ten years of stress, punk and rock and roll he has decided enough is enough (blast the credit crunch) and he will leave the promoting to someone else. Its was a great gig and brings to an end an era of both Trailer Park Trash and The Junction:

Hacksaw kicked off the night-including some of their well known hits (well in the west country at least) such as 'Go Bath City Go' (the Bath City FC theme tune) and as you can see in this photo 'Bog Roll' where packs of loo rolls are thrown into the crowd and then thown back!!

The were followed by the fantastic punk band 'The Setbacks' (well with my husband and brother-in-law both in the band I may be a tad bias)

Then followed the Cheater Slicks a powerful rockabilly trio, then onto the main act, Dragster with front woman Fi giving it her all as usual.

Someone asked me last night what I would do with my OH home more-I dont think there is any danger of that, what with him being in 2 bands (which gives me lots of time to craft!!)

Talking of which, I managed to make a good luck card today for a colleague who is leaving. She is into her gardens, painting and jewelry so I used some seed beads and wire on the card and lots of flowers. I hope they like it at work.I also started making my first tag book of a few photos I have from 20 years ago when my pen friend from the USA visited. We are still in contact (hello Josh) so I wont post a photo of the make on here until I have sent it-boy making it is bringing back the memories (and really dodgy clothes and haircuts-what was I thinking!!).

Happy Crafting
Li'l Pidge

Saturday, 21 March 2009

blackbird I'll 'ave 'e

Hurrah! 2 years ago a blackbird nested in our tree in the back garden, boo! Neighbours cat killed all the young birds (you can buy mole traps, rat traps why not cat traps? Humane of course, what with me being an animal loving veggie)-so this year we prepared ourselves and made a chicken wire balcony-type thing under the nest to try and stop the cat. A very quick look yesterday and there are eggs! Woo-Hoo!!

When the female blackbird has flown off for a bit I will try and take some photo's as the eggs are a beautiful speckled blue/green-so pretty.

Anyhoo, sunny day again (I could so get used to this) so off out...

Happy Crafting
Li'l Pidge

Friday, 20 March 2009

A bird house for the soul and some sublime stitching

What a change in the weather-sunny all week and warm-how lovely! This spurred me on to get cracking with some crafts. First I made this bird house with a removable lid for my mum. Its a pringle tube! I covered the tub in torn pages and then after inking it with Tim Holtz distressed inks I covered it with glue and tissue paper which I inked again and stamped birds on with stayz on. I added a cocktail stick as a perch and added a bird ornament. Of course, to make it, I needed to eat the contents-shame! But I think it was worth it, I hope you do.I also decided to have a go at some embroidery using an iron on stencil from my sublime stitches design book my OH bought for my birthday. The shirt is £2.50 from Asda, but I think it now looks really cool. When I go to london shopping for rockabilly clothes, shirts with a bit of retro stitching (and sometimes just a transfer) can set you back around £40, so I think I got myself a bargain!
I also received my Feb ATC's from the ladies on the CB Forum-arent they lush!
Last week also saw me receiving a commission from someone who walked past my desk and saw the sign I had about cards and asked me to make an A4 retirement card for a lady who likes golf and gardening and wanted a card to reflect this. I had never made a card this big before, so this was a real challenge. I hope they like it.

And then, lots of cards, mothers day, babies being born, my neices birthday many cards....That's about it for now, I have had a several xrays taken at hospital today and lots of blood tests (I'm not sure they can take THAT much in one go, boy did I feel faint, and now my arm is black and blue)-so I think I deserve a glass of wine and a bit of crafting (though I did sew quite a few yo-yo's to make into brooches later whilst waiting at the hospital)!

Happy crafting

Li'l Pidge