Monday, July 27, 2009

This is what I made..

I am taking part in "I Made This", a Meet Me At Mikes competition to try and win Pip's amazing crafty book! Go along and look at the beautiful things over there and how you can enter too! meetmeatmikes
So here is something I have made and almost ALMOST finished - just waiting to find 34 perfect owly eyes.

I found the beautiful pattern through ravelry and on the lovely site needled And it seems to have turned out just right.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Your Lullabies: 22nd July

This is the last ever All Your Lullabies. I hope you have liked listening because we had a jolly time playing the music for you.

My Pal Foot Foot - City of Lights
The Bird - Nuthatch
Claude DeBussy - Clair de Lune
Amiina - Sogg
Joanna Newsom - This Side Of The Blue
Lawrence Arabia - Dream Teacher
Bat For Lashes - I'm On Fire
Leonard Cohen - Master Song
Prince and Pearl - Not A Gun
Isobel Campbell - Poor Butterfly
Camera Obscura - Books Written For Girls
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
J. Tillman - James Blues
Golden Smog - Please Tell My Brother
Je Suis Animal - Rousseau World
Bob Wiseman - Who Am I
Bill Callahan - Jim Cain
Pink Mountaintops - While We Were Dreaming
Bob Dylan - Man In The Long Black Coat
Lullatone - A Mobile Over Your Bed
Bowerbirds - The Marbled Godwit
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Riceboy Sleeps - Happiness
The Beatles - Goodnight

Monday, July 20, 2009

how to wile away a winters day

For one week I looked after and played with my friend Ali, her brother Lucian, 10 chickens and 2 dogs. We played a lot of knucklebones, chopped mountains of wood, scratched around looking for eggs, and walked around the block numerous times.
Ali showed off her baking skills too so we had a constant supply of cupcakes, as well as the most beautiful little fimo foods fingers can make.

Hurrah for the much anticipated crafty meeting with wool, needles, hooks, thread and paper and glue!

And while we were busy at the table there were delicious stirrings in the kitchen...

Gareth's vegan afghan delights disappeared before the icing even set, while Annie and Charlotte were brewing something magical that would feed us for days..

Come back one day soon and see the most beautiful edible farewell present imaginable!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

All Your Lullabies: 15th July

Native Bird - Kokako
Lewis & Clarke - Petrified Forest
Devendra Banhart - Queen Bee
The Low Anthem - Music Box
Grouper - Heavy Water/ I'd Rather Be Sleeping
Sam Amidon - Saro
Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
St. Vincent And The National - Sleep All Summer
Wilco - You And I
Tom Waits - Shiny Things
Califone - The Orchids
New Buffalo - Time To Go To Sleep
Modest Mouse - Sleepwalkin'
The Breeders - Here No More
Phosphorescent - Can I Sleep In Your Arms

Painting by Lisa Congdon