Solar Powered

20 Feb

I have decided today that I am solar powered, my mood took a definite dip along with my energy levels in response to the absence of the sunshine again.
It’s not to say I don’t find certain aspects of a grey day appealing (in fact grey is currently on my top decorating favourites~’pinspiration’ strikes again) but today I was sapped and found it hard to focus until after a morning of minimum chore completion and then duvet snuggling with the dog in front of the TV.


Even the goodies that arrived with the delivery man last night, that I’ve been waiting patiently for over 2 whole weeks for failed to achieve the euphoria deserved.



These little goodies are for our kitchen. I’m trying to complete one room at a time in our house and the kitchen has been the first on my list.
I found this collection online at Occa Home they are all by a company called ‘Green Gate’. We had started to gathered a lot of baby pink in the kitchen and it needed to be balanced out with more greens and blues hence my purchase (there are still 2 tea towels to follow in mint green patterns).
So after trying to place the new items; they didn’t look right where I pictured them so they will be shuffled around until satisfactory, I picked up my little birdie friend again and started to piece him together and work out how my non flying birds tail is going to work.


Just as I was getting the feel for the day I had to pop to the post office before 4pm the last post… And WOW was it cold outside today the air had a real bite to it.

On returning and being warmed by my now very awake Boxer, who dislikes being left and acts like 10 minutes is 10 days. I thought I deserved (well I had left the house in the cold) a cup of tea and a scroll through some of my favourite blogs. Before getting ready for Wednesday nights pottery class and the race to get dinner served and eaten before I leave at 6.30pm.


Pottery is a relatively new hobby and now I like it I’m starting to invest into some bits of my own to use. So last week I found some bargains in Homesense to use for my makes, the cutters were only a couple of ££ each.
Ive found I have more ideas than time in my pottery class, I just have to be careful I don’t over do it and fill the whole house with vases that look like a 5year old made them, cute if done by a 5year old not so by me.

My recent makes are works in progress (WIPs) awaiting biscuit firing before I can glaze them further – these colours are not how the final piece will be.



The frog bowl is part of a larger tapas set and the idea is to add glass to the next firing stage to give a water effect and hopefully the grey slip will be a ombré of blue and the frog and lily pad greens.


And this little piece will be a soap dish. The black is an oxide glaze so should give a metalic’esk look on the butterfly but again it needs biscuit firing before I can continue.

At pottery tonight I was chatting to a couple called Audrey & Michael who between them undertake various interesting crafts, one of which Audrey does are these lovely sikyon embroidery pieces using machine embroidery and a soldering iron to cut away excess material.
Her local group are displaying in Waterbeach in July hopefully I can pop along and see more.



The 3 Butterfly pictures above are that of work by Audrey Griffin, Fen Edge Textiles Group.

So home once more, bedtime once more.
A day that started slow but ended well.


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