Friday, 26 August 2016


Good morning lovely people, tis Friday - means only one thing in my book

Well I thought this might be a photo light post, but I seem to have found a fair few to share along the way. 

First up is the Sheffield Herd (not that we've managed to get around many of the elephants yet), they have inspired my personal Summer of Colour challenge and this is the fourth colourway that I've done this year so far. 

Next up is said 15 year old, he is such fantastic company and last Friday we were home alone together, as the front garden is now complete we decided to have some crafting time together.  Here he is working on his next art textile project for school.  The bandage on his arm is due to the tablets he is on causing him so fairly significant joint pain, hopefully he is now down to the last month of tablets!

As you can see he has been busy cutting component parts out for the project (and raiding my felt store as he goes). 

Friday also found us venture to the local shopping centre, we do only a few shops when we go there including checking out the latest magazines.  I rarely find this magazine in the store, but when I do it always makes me smile, so my happy from that jaunt out was this magazine! 

On Saturday hubby and said 15 year old headed out and so I had a couple of hours to enjoy some crafting time on my own, first up popping a film on.  My 'go to' films are always Harry Potter films - they make me happy! 

So what was I painting, well I'd done some new gelli plated backgrounds, in a red colourway

Which I turned into zombie elephants, inspired by the Sheffield Herd, I don't think there is a zombie one but hey I thought it would be fun to create, this was the stitched version

And this was the brains version

As you can see they appeared to multiply as the day progressed!

And here they are all lined up

I've no idea what I will do for my final set of Summer of Colour elephants.

Some of you have asked what I actually do with them after they are created, if they are cute they often end up on the front of birthday cards to be sent out, sometimes I send them as giant postcards (they are A5 in size) and then sometimes I pop them in a plastic wallet, mark them as art and abandon them for people to find. 

So whilst I was busy creating zombie elephants, said 15 year old and hubby were trying out the olympic challenge at the nearest air rifle range.  

Sunday found us in Ikea, you know the one, we don't need to buy anything, we are just window shopping, oooh those towels are lovely, wow look at the price of those glasses, £70 please - how on earth did we manage that - that was pretty much ad verbatim what happened.  We had fun though! 

The rest of the week has been busy busy with work, including a 7pm finish at job one and a 7.30am start in job two - which left me feeling rather tired by the end of it!

We also popped for a bar meal last night - but there are no photos of the naughty pie and chip tea - however, I can report it was very very nice. 

And here we are at Friday again, if you fancy joining in, sharing your positive moments, silver linings from the week that was, pop a post together pop back and link up.  Its always lovely if you can mention the original post and where to find it and if you comment it prompts me to check out if there are any new links! 

Have a beautiful and blessed bank holiday weekend! 


  1. I dolike your elephants. The Sheffield herd as you call them.
    You seem to have been busy this week. Two jobs is a lot to do.
    I know how that feels window shopping at Ikea. We have to go there later today and buy a bedside cabinet. We will walk straight downstairs and try not to be tempted....
    Have a great Bank Holiday,

  2. I had to double check my calendar! Friday already? Sheesh!

    I cannot wait to see what the felt project is, will he let you share when he's finished? I'm thinking it's a fish shape at the moment???

    LOVE the elephants, you should abandon some near the actual elephants that inspired them! The latest combo is the BEST so far :D Love them! Especially the ones with loads of white on the red - that's an amazing effect!

    I have never yet seen that mag in an actual shop - I've always got mine off eBay. I can see why that's a positive.

    It's impossible to go to Ikea and come out with a purse full of money. It's like they hypnotise you as you go in the door. And you feel like you are only picking up little things. I always get a shock at the till. But I do love my white plant pots on my desk, I use them as pen holders :P

    Have a lovely week Virgnia x

  3. I'm loving the zombie elephants :)

    You need to have a lot of stamina for IKEA!

    Hope you have a great weekend

    Karen x

  4. Your elephants are great fun Virginia, but I can't imagine how you will find a use for so many!
    I love Ikea shopping but our nearest is over by Murcia, so we have to have a good reason to go there. I try to lave hubby in the coffee shop because he doesn't give me enough time to browse, but that is probably not a bad thing.
    I had a naughty lunch out today too, but it does us good as long as we don't do it too often. You manage to do so many interesting things as well holding down two jobs. You are a real inspiration to us all. Hope this week goes smoothly for you. Kate x

  5. Love the ellies! hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Those Zombies do have a tendency to multiply lol...maybe you could use them as abandoned art during the Halloween season..perhaps around the University regions of the city? Hope juniors painful joints ease soon :D XXX