Thursday, 10 July 2014

Hello everyone! :) my first week back at home from University has been very filled! The weekend was the grand depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire. On the Saturday, my family and I traveled to Ilkley and watched the bikes wizz past and then watched on the big screen with the rest of the spectators. On Sunday the tour was coming through my town so a quick walk down and watched them wizz past again! :) It was quite an experience to go from watching the riders on television every year to seeing them on my towns streets.

The break away from the peloton bellow. 


The garden is flourishing with veg and fruit! The currents are all ready to eat and the peas are fast approaching which I am very looking forward to eating whilst doing my makes! 


A sudden burst of growth on a clematis my mum and I bought from the Chelsea flower show a few years back called 'Ooh La La'. Its a very pretty clematis and will hopefully get bigger with all this sunshine! 

 I have been clearing out all my old toys and found my Hama beads and could not for the life of me want to give them away. So I decided to make little kits for children, which they can buy at my stalls in august. Very cheap too as I am getting rid of them after all! Despicable me films are my favourite and are also very popular with children so I thought it was a good idea to start designing kits to make minions :) 

Then I think I got a little carried away with the minion theme and made polymer fimo clay minions in all shapes, sizes and expressions! These are going to be keyrings. 

I also tried out some other clay keyrings such as this guitar below.

Also some clown fish to keep with the childrens movie theme. (Nemo from finding Nemo) all different as the shape and eyes and fins were more of an experiment. 

That is it for this week except a little project I have been working on that is a mix of polymer clay and wood that is very in keeping with the stalls theme that I will be attending, anyone care to take a guess at what it could be? 
I hope everyone has had a lovely sun filled week! 


Marigold Jam said...

Delicious looking currants and what a stunning clematis - your garden seems to be doing really well. I know Mr M would have liked to see the Tour de France passing through - he is glued to the TV whilst it's on these days! We did once see the time trials in the south of France some years ago but one man in lycra is much like another to me I am afraid!! Good luck with your key rings and kits etc and as for guessing what your current project is well I have no idea so it will be a surprise when you show us the finished article.

Louise S said...

Your currants look delicious! I don't think people grow them in the US, but it has inspired me to put some different berries in our garden. Absolutely LOVE your minions!!! I think the little ones would make great stitch markers for knitting or crochet. Have a lovely weekend.

Yiota said...

Hi, Lucy! I've never tried currants but they look so fresh! My son and I love the minions. We love the films, too!
PS. 19? finished first year of uni? Really?