I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out while keeping child-like creativity alive!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Have fun looking around 🙂

 

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Being on telly.

Ok, so I’m not likely to be on telly, but I am one of probably thousands of crafters who have applied to be on Kirstie Allsopp’s next programme. These are the pictures I sent in with the form as examples of my pyrography.

I did these for my Dad – one for Fathers’ Day and one for his birthday. Mackie and Ben are my parent’s pet dogs and I drew them from looking at photos onto these wooden magazine files.

Fairy box

 

The fairy box was one of the first things I ever pyrographed. I was pretty pleased with the results though, so I hope Kirstie’s researchers think so too! I now use it to fill with signs and keyrings and things to carry to craft fairs. It doubles up as a good display item and I like it too much to sell.

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The story of the photographs – Glastonbury Festival 2016
July 7, 2016
You are probably aware by now that this year’s Glastonbury Festival was quite a muddy one! Unfortunately I can’t find anywhere to buy camera cases that fit my Panasonic Lumix GM1 when it has a long zoom lens attached. So, as I have a sturdy leather case for the kit lens that came with it – 12-32mm (24-64 equiv) – I decided not to risk damaging my others. It was a good decision because the cover did get quite a bit of mud on it! However it means my photography was a bit limited this year. Not just by the lens, but unless you were there, I don’t think you can ever understand what it’s like to try and get around in that thickness of mud. It is almost up to your knees in places and sucks you down like it’s superglue, so even just taking a few footsteps to the right to get the best angle simply isn’t doable, let alone running to the most photogenic field when the sun sets! So I didn’t get as many good photos as I would have liked, but here are the best ones….

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