A day off to paint the world blue...

Saturday, 5 November 2011

After struggling to adjust to the clocks changing (I get worse every year with this) and a spell of insomnia AND a poorly little one... I took the day off today!

As you know Ive been knitting like a woman possessed of late... trying to make as many hats and scarves as I possibly can for a Christmas charity fair. I think Ive clocked up about 15 so far...  I decided that my mannequin heads needed a revamp so using the airing cupboard paint (its called Dapple blue, isnt that a pretty name) I had a play! I had these pretty napkins in the cupboard too. I splashed on some paint and then carefully laid over the wet paint torn patches of napkin. It worked a treat! Rather wrinkly, rather patchy, rather unique... rather like me!

And to prove I wasnt just playing, I did actually finish painting the airing cupboard! Its a rather sombre colour, but, it will be perfect for my postcard collection. I will be doing an antiqued waxed finish over the top to age it down.

And finally a few new bits and bobs for the shop!

Im going to have a quiet Sunday doing... 
a bit of knitting, 
a bit of apple picking in the orchard,
a bit of clothes sorting, 
a bit of ironing, 
a bit of playing,
a bit of walking, 
a bit of cooking,
a bit if housework,
a deal of smiling!

Followed by an evening in the woods with my family, eating stew and dumplings in front of the bonfire, watching brave men (Mr F and Grandpa) light the Catherine wheels and dreaming under starry skies of the apple pie and cream that will follow...

Ren x


  1. Ren, those heads are awesome!! I just did something very similar to that here:


    I purchased some different patterns of tissue paper--stripes, polka dots, etc.--and I'm really having fun! I hadn't thought about napkins though--that opens up all kinds of possibilities! Brilliant idea!!

  2. Oh, you have such an enchanted life! I love the mannequin heads! Good for you for getting so much done!

    Cheers and have fun at your forest festival!

  3. that sounds like an amazing evening! love the mannequin heads too x

  4. Love the mannequin heads, they're amazing. It's given me an idea that I could do something similar with my mannequin body. You are so inspirational.

  5. I am still dancing in my Fairysteps shoes like a lady possessed! Loads of people have been bewitched by those shoes of your on my blog.

    I too have a sick child: my toddler, Angélique is sporting her first ear infection and I, oh joys, have bronchitis!

    And yes, I too am knitting up a storm here in France so I shall be thinking of you with your clicking needles...

    Stay warm, happy, and inspired.