17 April 2010

♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ Will You Be My Sweetheart? ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

I found some sheet music on a carboot sale amongst stacks of magazines. The lady said they belonged to her grandfather but had no idea about the songs.

The songs were written by Harry Dacre an English songwriter born in 1860. He was famous for 'Daisy Bell' aka 'A Bicycle Made For Two' a song I remember singing with my nan when I was little. I have just discovered that the other song he was known for in the early 20's was 'I'll be your sweetheart'. I didn't know this until after I had made the brooch, spooky?

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16 April 2010

♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ New Brooch ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

Here's my latest brooch. I have so many more to upload and get into my shop. Hopefully have them in there soon Keep popping back because soon I will have the new 'eco' range available to buy. Recycled playing cards with khaki/appley green pips and brown papers... hmmmmm
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♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ Spring Clean (ish) ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

So... RILEY-TOYS has decided to move into SOOBIRD'S little workspace! Was kind of my idea. Rather than using the 3rd bedroom it made sense. You wouldn't believe this is the same room!
This was after a spring clean.
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4 April 2010

♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ Sunday Morning Inspiration ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

A collection of bits... feathers, cards and hat pins ready for a Mad Hatter's top hat. The lawn tape just caught my eye, I don't think that will be getting cut up.

I never knew it existed. It smells so bad, not sure if that's the yarn or where it has been stored.

This I am very excited about. Only last night I was at my friend's house and the conversation turned to hats, as it often does when I am around. Monopoly was mentioned and here it is, fresh from the booty, 50p well spent!

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3 April 2010

♦ ♣ ♥ ♠Hot Rods, Hats & a Roller Derby♦ ♣ ♥ ♠

One day, one day : )

What an amazing afternoon spent at Wheels Day 2010, Farnham. Some of the most amazing cars I have ever seen, just a shame about the weather. It didn't dampen the mood too much and it was great to catch up with the Chloe and Scarlet. We stood in the middle of a muddy field getting soaked whilst discussing future events, leaflets, roller derby's, caravans and vegetarianism! Good luck with that one ladies ♥

Couldn't resist getting Morris a present for above his bowl.

So... Saturday 24th April is the next big event. I shall be joining Tiger Lilly's in High Wycombe at the Roller Derby (10-4) where I will have my creations on sale. Good practice before the Handmade Fair in Winchester.