Monday, 31 January 2011

Old Gold

I really like this picture.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Folk dancing

I have been reading a lot about traditional british folk dances recently, being most excited by the britannia coconut dancers (There is a great explanation in THIS book which I found in Waterstones bargain bin at xmas and is my new bible). I am thinking of making an A-Z of folk dances but so far have only gathered about half the alphabet...ANYWAY as a bit of inspiration I watched THIS which was brilliant and evocative and made me want to take up clog dancing. Watch it before it disappears!

Thursday, 6 January 2011


I wonder whether Walter Potter knew about this 2 headed calf? It has been on show at the Bowes Museum for several years and a favourite exhibit with all children!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Walter Potter

I went to see the collection of Walter Potter taxidermy as part of Exhibition no.3 at the Museum of Everything, in London before Christmas and fell madly in love with a miniature stuffed staffordshire pitbull terrier (it turned out it was a stuffed foetus!) that was mounted on a red velvet cushion in a box frame. I decided I would just make myself one instead (out of fabric, not foetus dog) but I have forgotten what he looked like as I couldn't take photos! Anyway he was great. and looked kind of like these. I just wanted to share that.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


If you haven't watched the BBC adaption of Nigel Slater's 'Toast' you have just a few days left....
It had a lovely concept for the title sequence so watch it for that alone if you must...HERE

All images from BBC iplayer.

Desk Envy

Just saw this website in the Guardian and it is now my favourite blog....serious workspace envy to ensue. Check it out

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