Beads, Crafts, Personal, Polymer Clay


beadz_babz_baked1I know I shoulda been busy with other things, but in my defence the dishes got washed, making a space to set up the little fan oven. And once you start these it’s hard to stop, bit like sweeties in many respects. Todays crop yielded black and red beads and the two wee hearts, a pair of earrings in fact. Flowers and dolly mixtures have been waiting for a few days. Think I’ll be making more of these now I have the temperature and timing  sorted.

Kitchen, Personal

Kitchen Aid

Finally achieved a new cooker! and some worktop space in my tiny wee kitchen. So pleased. Now the baking has begun!
I really should have done this years ago, yes, I admit it but I can’t force these things, evolution and all that. I promise to keep going with this project and not to get distracted, much.

a wee cake from the second batch
Wee sponge cake from second batch-yum, yum!

Halton Castle, Knitting, Personal, Volunteering

Picky, picky…

Tomorrow my mouse hand may be out of action. First time use of a litter grabber followed by a burst of unacustomed knitting can do that.

An enthusiatic group met this Sunday forenoon, in the carpark outside Halton Castle, (the castle ruin is in Halton Village, Runcorn, Cheshire). They were met by council workers who handed out bags, gloves and the essential grabbers. The pathway and undergrowth encircling the castle was to be divested the accumulated rubbish. Being new to this I started on a nice flat bit, then progressed to the foot of the rampart. Grabbers will not pull beer bottle tops out of the ground! think that’s mainly what Time Team chaps will be finding in the future.

I folded after an hour of pulling and collecting, lightweight, and my interest in the social snapshot left by the commited litter vandal was on the wain by then. Those more able than myself were still going at it in the gorse, brambles and on the steep slopes. I salute you and am glad that for a wee while I was part of your number.

The knitting was vain attempt to keep the stiffening arms at bay…probably made it worse.

Halton Castle, sunny day in late 2008
Halton Castle, sunny day in late 2008.

Is this the beginning or is this the end?

Well, like I say in the title, end, beginning, end… or is this even a blog?
This is supposed to be an attempt at a portfolio to represent my work and by advertising it, snaffle a job! But I expect I will waffle on and the whole thing will degenerate into a self indulgent mess…
There, that’s it in a nutshell.