Tuesday, 31 August 2010


...these ribbons...

flying the flag(s)...

as promised - pic of the 3 flags purchased at Re. (see earlier post).
i am in love.


from my recent German trip that included 2 flohmarkts...
er highlights included:-
  • an eighteenth birthday party (all night! what's that all about?!)
  • a family barbecue (not my real family but I adopted them anyway)
  • non stop coffee
  • spaghetti eis (3 teaspoonsful, how good am I?)
  • sun and 31 degrees
  • gatecrashing 1st class on the train...(read electronically reclining seats, businessmen, free drinks & nuts)
  • needless to say the embroidery i took with me was untouched...

Oma's sewing kit, bargain at 1 euro...note the REVOLVING reels of thread, I almost wet myself.

1.5" tape measure spool - still works! AND is in cms = bonus, gotta love those Europeans.

Monday, 9 August 2010

rusty old...

...thing, purchased in Hexham. Just what i was looking for, although there were cries of derision and ridicule when I brought it home, after all it has seen better days but it will fit perfectly exactly because of this. The shop owner thought I would be repainting it at least, mmm...no.

in situ in shop £10.50


in situ in studio
an aside... squeezed it into my fiat 500 in 2 pieces, could only get it out through the roof. Meccano rules.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

a RE.ally good shop...

probably the best shop in the world...
Re,Corbridge, Northumberland.

images could be sharper but hey its an iphone.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Monday, 2 August 2010


it's gorgeous!