Rabbits and Hares, they're all so adorable!
Please excuse the 'wordy' and photo heavy update post...
A week ago was my last post...it seems soooo long! How are you all ? It's also now October, what has happened to this year? Where has it gone? I love the colours and festivals of the autumn/fall, I just wish this season lasted a bit longer and winter would hold back.
This is the second week of our two week holiday and partly because of being in 'holiday' mode and mostly because the house has been in disarray through the kitchen fit, I have not felt like crafting at all, I haven't even wanted to get on the computer. The 'craftiest' thing I've done in nearly 2 weeks is look at Pinterest on the iPad....and as I pin, say to myself 'great idea, gotta make it'... I have managed to hop on to Mac (a not very original name for my iMac) every few days to catch up with you all though...I hate blog stuff on the iPad.
In truth, all I want to be doing at the moment is make Halloween cards, decorate my wooden and mdf pieces that are waiting for me in the craft barn..but I have craft commitments which have to come first! I have made a particularly Edgar Allen Poe-sih Halloween 'scene', which I am excited to share with you all soon though.
On the subject of Pinterest, following my Prim Folk art post recently, some of you said you'd never heard of it and asked what it is...well it's a form of American Folk art, based on very primitive art and ideas. If you look on Pinterest under 'Prim crafts' you will see lots of examples. I also have a Board dedicated to Prim art and crafts on my account: Carole Zorzo
The two kitchen fitters, Martin and Justin, were wonderful and I can't believe how tidy they were: they finished Friday lunch time except for one thing...there is always one thing isn't there? We had ordered a glass splashback for behind the hob, in aubergine and I was so looking forward to seeing it up! Thursday evening as they were leaving, I asked about it and guess what? They knew nothing about it. They made a call to Magnet and to cut a long story short, basically the designer hadn't ordered it...it has to be made to measure, so we have another week to wait. But that's ok, otherwise we love our new kitchen!
Within an hour of them leaving, Magnet sent in two ladies to give it a thorough clean, that was a nice touch.
As I write this, the floor tiles are being laid and the kitchen is again bare of everything and unusable. We still have the walls to do and some painting and then it will be finished. I've added a few photos at the end of this post showing what the kitchen was like for four days between the guys finishing and tiler Dave, starting... take no notice of the walls! We couldn't make up our mind what we wanted, they will be tiled, we've decided.
We have had some proper holiday time in between house stuff and on Monday we popped up to Cirencester. I've been following their Hare Festival all summer - they had lots of hares placed around the town, some designed by local celebs such as Laurence Llewellyn Bowen and Emma Samms - now they have all been removed and are about to be auctioned for charity, The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. Until tomorrow they are all on a pre-auction display in one of the hotels and what a sight they are...photos at bottom of post.
So it's appropriate that today's card features a hare (well it's a rabbit but we can pretend). I made this card a few weeks ago using Sam Poole's bunny from the Woodland Creatures stamp sets
Please excuse me for not going into details of everything else I used, there are already too many words in this post,but please ask if you would like to know!
First the hares in all their glory...
|There were three rows of these hares...the one in front is Bare Hare|
|Some of the mini hares...the one in front is Vinny the Gangst-Hare|
|Woolly Jumper & Blue|
|Flame, the Phoenix Wayfarer|
|This is Hareoh the Pharaoh and was my favourite|
|Harry, King of the Hill|
|some more little 'ins: Bob and Neville|
|Buck the Trend and Material Girl|
|Patchwork, Via Albatine & Bellaire|
Finally, the kitchen so far..the colour is a sort of sage-grey, in some lights it looks more grey, some more sage :)
|I think the pull out larder was the best choice we made, so much more storage!|
Love and Hugs