Friday, June 15, 2007

*a very wet Friday!*

My goodness, it poured down this afternoon when the girls and I were walking home from school. Luckily, I had taken umbrellas for the three of us with me, because we would surely have been drenched without them. As it was, we all had pretty wet feet, and it was a case of quick-change all round when we got back in the house.

Before the heavens opened, I was able to get out into the garden to forage for a subject for a photo meeting the brief over at her space:my space today, 'shell' - I thought there would be umpteen willing gastropods lurking in damp corners, just waiting to have their moment in the spotlight, but in fact, all I could find was this empty specimen - not a live one to be had.

shell


A couple of photos from this afternoon; having divested themselves of their wet clothes, the girls decided it was to be 'dress-up Friday', and both raided the dressing-up box for something suitable to wear.

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Anja-15.06.07-1

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A little sewing project this afternoon; whilst painting a canvas in the garage a couple of weeks ago, I managed to get a good blob of brown emulsion on the leg of some short trousers which, despite my best efforts, has stubbornly refused to come out! I decided that the only thing for it was to cover the blob, and, with the aid of my much-neglected Sizzix, some pretty fabric, the miracle of Bondaweb, a hot iron, and a novice blanket stitch, this is the finished thing:

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I'm pretty pleased with the finished result - much better than chucking them in the bin, anyway!

17 comments:

Rachael said...

Wow I love the trousers what a funky idea, might have to try that one! Love the shell too.
x

Jane said...

They're all fablous photos! I especially love the one with the jaunty hat, superb!

*** Moneypenny *** said...

Love, love, love that shell!! Gorgeous photo and I love the ones of the girlies too xXx

sharon said...

brilliant pics..love the stars..oohh and the crocs!!..x

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Love your shell - stunning pic. And the others are fab too :D

amberley said...

I LOVE your shot of the shell! Wonderful! and your other pics are very cute, too!

Eleanor said...

Fabulous pics, love them all, but love the applique best.
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xx

Marjolein said...

Great shell, lovely kids, and those trousers......wow....... great!!!!

Ruth said...

Wow. I don't know which to comment on first...the photos of your kids and your daughter's gorgeous dimple...the cool way you saved your pants, or the beautiful shell. Way to go!!

ettey said...

nice shell! and cute crocs ;) it's on my wishlist!

happy weekend to you!

Diana said...

You are a clever girl Jo! I have the same cute crocs!!!

Angela said...

The trousers turned out great, really fun looking, and the shell photo is gorgeous :-)

Bobs said...

Ooooh, loads of beautiful pics to look at ...... and all fab! :)

Chris said...

Wow!! had a lovely time catching up with all your gorgeous photo's... the dress up ones are so much fun... great stuff:)

Trish said...

the girls look gorgeous in their dress up :) Love your applique too xxx

suebaru said...

Love the funky trouser stars!

joy said...

these are brilliant!!!!!!!