You're not the girl you think you are

Things I like, and maybe some things I've made, and things I've Ffffound.

During my time at the Leeds Museum Discovery Centre documenting the bird skin collection I have seen and handled some amazing species of birds. There are SO MANY things I never knew existed - to the extent that I haven’t a clue what half of the ones I’ve taken pictures of are. I know, I know. I should’ve been writing them down as I went along so I could make a beautifully documented blog post about them. And if I’d been more productive and posted regularly then maybe that’d have been easier… But I’m not going back through thousands of birds to find the ones I photographed and write down what they all are now! Sorry. 

Even so, it’d be a disaster not to share a few of the beautiful things that I’ve seen. 

This is what my life has looked like for the past 2 months. I love it. 

This is what my life has looked like for the past 2 months. I love it. 

Stanley dog died yesterday, look how beautiful he was. 


RIP my love.

Stanley dog died yesterday, look how beautiful he was.


RIP my love.

kirstenbsaundersartist:

So yesterday (Sunday) I finally managed to get around to doing some sewing whilst the little madam and her Dad went out for the day. Leaving me to a distraction free afternoon to get reacquainted with my little red sewing machine. 


A day in the office was very much needed as I’ve had the sewing bug contained for a fair few weeks now. And after blogging about the art swap (which if you haven’t seen, read here) I was so eager to start making things that people may be interested in. Thank you to everyone that got back to me about it. It was great to think that other people would be interested in doing a swap. Stay tuned for more news about all that!!

Back to the matter in hand, the cushion! Although I only managed the cushion top yesterday, I finished the whole thing off today while baby was napping. 

Could this be a potential piece for a swap?
You’ll see this fabric collection pop up alot within my work because i brought a rather large bundle. Due to the fact that I loved the collection so much that I just HAD to have the entire range! Again, if you need reminding; it’s from Sarah Watson’s Indian Summer collection. 
For this particular cushion I have used (from centre outwards):

  1. Menagerie Onyx 
  2. Forest Trail Mountain
  3. Native band Apricot
  4. Drops of clay
  5. Bullseye melon

Can’t wait to start making some more of these!

Everyone should have a look at my friend Kirsten’s blog. She makes lovely lovely things that the world needs to know about.

Think I prefer the wrapping to the actual gift…

Post graduation G&T with Aimee-dog.

humansofnewyork:

If any of you drove by the Brooklyn Navy Yards at 6 PM last night, you may have seen a grown man sobbing in an empty parking lot. It completely blindsided me. I’d been watching O’Reilly’s numbers the last couple weeks, and they were so incredibly high that I’d written this off as a possibility. It was a miracle, really. Thanks to every single one of you. We made this happen by the skin of our teeth, and every. single. book. counted. I’m deliriously happy to present, The #1 New York Times Bestselling— Humans of New York.

If you don’t follow this blog already, crack on. 

humansofnewyork:

If any of you drove by the Brooklyn Navy Yards at 6 PM last night, you may have seen a grown man sobbing in an empty parking lot. It completely blindsided me. I’d been watching O’Reilly’s numbers the last couple weeks, and they were so incredibly high that I’d written this off as a possibility. It was a miracle, really. Thanks to every single one of you. We made this happen by the skin of our teeth, and every. single. book. counted. I’m deliriously happy to present, The #1 New York Times Bestselling— Humans of New York.

If you don’t follow this blog already, crack on. 

humansofnewyork:

"It is important to maintain your equanimity. You cannot let yourself get too ‘up’ or too ‘down’ based on your circumstances."  “Too ‘down’ I understand. But why not too ‘up?’”  “Because the higher your mountains are, the deeper your valleys will seem. You should not react to the world. You should respond, but not react. A response is an action based on logic. A reaction is an emotional state. Your reaction will not change the world. Your reaction only changes you. Your response will change the world.”

humansofnewyork:

"It is important to maintain your equanimity. You cannot let yourself get too ‘up’ or too ‘down’ based on your circumstances."
“Too ‘down’ I understand. But why not too ‘up?’”
“Because the higher your mountains are, the deeper your valleys will seem. You should not react to the world. You should respond, but not react. A response is an action based on logic. A reaction is an emotional state. Your reaction will not change the world. Your reaction only changes you. Your response will change the world.”

humansofnewyork:

“Society undervalues creativity. Many people think creativity just means decorating your room well, or choosing the right colors for your clothes. In reality, creativity is what underlies all change. Without creativity, the world would be stagnant.”

humansofnewyork:

“Society undervalues creativity. Many people think creativity just means decorating your room well, or choosing the right colors for your clothes. In reality, creativity is what underlies all change. Without creativity, the world would be stagnant.”