Monday, 31 January 2011

Violet Creams and a Kipper

Today me and my friend Sarah had a day off, so we went on a little mission to find a new charity shop/warehouse thing we had heard about. It was pretty tricky to get to, on some small back road near the canal in a part of town we don't usually go, but eventually we found it.

It was so cold today, even the canal was frozen.

We were greeted on arrival by Kipper the shop cat!

 Outside with my purchases. 2 soup cups. The design on them matches a set of cups and saucers my mum gave me, which she got as a wedding present, so I was happy to find these!

Sarah got a cute little cat jug, but you can't see it very well in this pic.

No day out is complete without a trip to Cocoa. The most beautiful little chocolate shop. 
 We had  hot chocolate and violet creams. The violet creams from there are my favorite chocolates ever! They also do equally dreamy rose creams.

The pretty lady who worked there gave us a free snowman chocolate!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

finally I drew something

Here's a sneak a peek at a drawing I did last night and have started colouring on the computer. It's not finished and it wasn't what I had in my head at all, but at least it's something!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Inspiration & frustration

Images from dustjacketattic
I am trying to regain some creativity. Sometimes I want to craft and make things and sometimes I want to draw. At the moment I really want to draw but everything I do is rubbish. I have been trawling the internet for inspiration. In doing so I get really absorbed in a world of images and photographs, which pulls me off in different directions. Hopefully my brain will make sense of all the different ideas swirling around in my head, and engage my hand into drawing something half decent!

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Jug Love

 My lovely new jug from the charity shop.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A jaunt out

My friend Sarah is getting married in June, and has asked me to be one of her 3 bridesmaids! I met her and Rachel (also a bridesmaid) for a little lunch last week. After lunch we went to my favorite chocolate shop Cocoa. It is so pretty and does the tastiest violet creams. 
We also popped into a few charity shops. I loved the winter picture on this jigsaw, and now wish I had bought it for 75p even though there was one piece missing.

Monday, 3 January 2011

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