Friday, 27 July 2018

Rocking Your World Friday - 30th of 2018

Hello lovely people - dashing by - tis Friday time for 

Well it is still scorchio here in the UK despite the threat of thunderstorms and rain although we've had the odd rumble of thunder and a brief downpour this morning it really is just unpleasantly warm.  I can't wait for a cool Autumn morning again and we've got August to do before that happens.  

Anyway I digress, with the weather as warm as it is at the moment we really don't really fancy doing an awful lot.  Friday evening we popped to Ikea for a wander, the air con was lovely if I'm honest, we also grabbed what I thought was tea but according to said 17 year old it was in his word 'light snack'.  
I  had had a lovely afternoon gelli plating and chatting to said 17 year old's girlfriend, we had great fun putting the world to rights. 

Saturday was just too hot, so we ended up making flowers for the installation at work, in answer to the question Lisca asked the other week, my workplace is a charity that does creative art courses as well as owning two narrowboats - hence the boat statement, I literally work in the office space in what was originally a boat house.  

On Saturday I wanted to do a giant origami flower, which literally took hours, but was very pleased with the effect afterwards. 

We also did some smaller ones on sticks, the little detail in the middle really finishes them off.  This is for an art installation that we will be showcasing at the end of August we need in excess of a thousand flowers to make it work so it is all hands on deck for the flowers. 

Hubby popped out to grab a few things from the supermarket and when he came back I'd made some giant tissue flowers.  I really loved making these. 

Said 17 year old went to his girlfriends on Sunday and we just chilled out. 

On Monday night we attended a pottery class including said 17 year old's girlfriend and learnt how to make a coil pot.  I think my pottery career is officially over but we had a giggle for a couple of hours which is always lovely.  The blue flower style one at the top is mine and the yellow one below said 17 year old's girlfriend. 

Said 17 year old made this pot

and hubby made this one complete with the cutest snake in the bottom

The rest of the week has been mighty busy with work, but great fun at the same time.  

I had a positive meeting with my diploma tutor on Wednesday and I'm nearing the end of the course, hopefully three more meetings and I will be done. 

And that my lovely people really is about all for this week, it has been far too hot to move! 

I hope you've had a fabulous week, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back and link up and we can come and visit. 


  1. I'm fed up with the heat too, we hit 34 yesterday. today we had a couple of brief showers and a bit of thunder... not enough to cool anything or anybody down! Love your flowers, they are stunning, and the pots are pretty good too! Here's to autumn, I am right with you!

  2. Here I am at last! We’ve been without internet since Friday lunch time. It has now come back on as you can see
    Wow, those flowers are exquisite. I can just imagine the work involved. I have done some origami years ago. Well done you, and wishing you all the best to get the rest done before the installation . The tissue paper flower is gorgeous too.
    I smiled at your pots. It’s not as easy as it looks. But I’m sure you had lots of fun.
    Sorry for being so late,
    Have a great weekend (or what’s left of it,

  3. Hi Virginia. Friday soon comes around again doesn't it?! I love your flowers. I remember making some like the smaller folded ones, from fabric as brooches one year. Did you know they are called Kusudama flowers? I still have the pattern for them somewhere on my computer. The big tissue one is beautiful too.
    The pottery evening sounds fun. I did some clay work at school when my art teacher finally decided that was never going to be a painter, but she had to occupy me for a compulsory lesson each week. She actually sapped my confidence completely, and it was long time before I discovered that I wasn't as useless as she thought I was! It is good that you have such a friendly relationship with your lad's girlfriend. That doesn't always happen, so you must be good at it. Your work sounds very interesting. I hope this week goes well, and you mange to make some flowers. Kate x

  4. Just enjoyed a walk through the woods in the rain....very refreshing :D Gorgeous flowers come you never told us you worked for a charitable organisation? Is there anything we can do to help? *btw love the little snake in the pot lol* XXX

  5. .im so sorry that again my comment doesn’t seem to have come through. Perhaps it is because I do it from my iPad.
    Anyway, I love the flowers and that must have been such a lot of work. I have done a bit of origami years ago so I can sort of imagine how hard that is. Kudos!I hope that you will be able to show us the installation when the time comes.
    Oh I did smile at the posts. They look great.

  6. It's now Saturday night and my comments (yes, I did two) have not appeared yet. I'm so sorry Virginia, I do comment on your blog, they just don't seem to get through. I'm writing this on a computer. Perhaps that helps.
    Have a good weekend, or what's left of it,