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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

S

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