I am sure lots of you are doing your Christmas shopping with Doodlecats (thank you) but if you’re looking for some more ideas I thought I would share some of the great things my friends make.
I am not doing as many markets this year as I usually do due to ill health. My mum and Daz are helping out so I will definitely be at these markets on these dates (although I might be hiding under a blanket or napping under a table). I hope to see some of you there!
I write this with tears streaming down my face. Our beloved Oscar lost his battle with kidney disease on Sunday. We our heartbroken. He was, and always will be, a huge part of our family and we will remember him forever.
One of my wonderful Facebook likers mentioned that there were various lovely cat dresses in H&M so of course I had to check them out. I only planned on buying one but couldn’t resist getting another design as well as this one so I will post photos of the that soon. The fabric is kind of strange and I didn’t think I’d like wearing it but actually it’s fine and the fit is great. I usually wear lots of colour so black and white is a bit different for me but I really like it and I can wear it with colourful leggings.
Couldn’t resist this outtake from when Pixie decided to join in :D
Around Bristol over the summer there are 80 Gromits that have been decorated by all sorts of artists. They’re amazing! So far we have found 8 so lots more to go. It is a lot of fun finding them.
About Gromit Unleashed!
Led by Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal and Aardman Animations, Gromit Unleashed is a public art exhibition in which giant sculptures of Gromit, decorated by invited artists, have been unleashed on the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area.
At the end of the art trail, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.
For more, check out www.gromitunleashed.org.uk
Yesterday was Bristol’s Big Market as part of Big Green Week. It was amazing! Despite bad weather forecasts the weather was actually ok apart from some wind and a little drizzle. There were so many people, it was crazily busy, even better than last year!
Thank you to everyone who came!!! It was a huge success :D
Here are my happy little garden gnomes which I decided to paint.
As you can see, they were tired and faded after a summer in the sun so they needed new outfits.
I used acrylic paints and I’m going to varnish them before they go outside to make sure they’re extra protected. I want my hard work to last a while.
Being ill has really drained my creativity and sometimes I need to do silly little projects like this to get myself back in the mood for making things. It was a lot of fun. I’m going to be on the look out for gnomes at carboot sales this summer :D
Finally the weather is warm enough so I don’t have to wear a gazillion layers to go outside! Wooo!
This t-shirt is ridiculous, some people love it, some hate it. I think it’s awesome! The tights are supposed to be cats but the ears are a little pointy. They’re still cool though.
Tights from Pamela Mann
T-shirt from eBay
Anke posted some great photos of Easter chicks protesting about spring on her blog yesterday and I just had to help those protests spread to Bristol!
If there is one thing I love nearly as much as cats, it’s books. My idea of a lovely quiet afternoon involves curling up with a good book, a cup of tea and a few cats.
When I saw this fabric I just had to have it. I love all the titles of the books.
The skirt did use a fancy sewing pattern, just a simple elastic waist (because I was being lazy!)