Monday, 30 June 2014

Gas Street Basin, BCN

 Sorry!  I had every intention of keep up the blog once we got back to Birmingham, but with one thing and another (excuses, excuses!) the time just flew past.

It is difficult to keep up the momentum when we are in one place without gossiping about the neighbours, so I am going to sort of try to catch up where I left off from describing our first time out in the boat, and who knows, maybe the rest of them (it's been 15 years next week!).  So don't go away.

We have spent a lovely 5 days around the corner by Symphony Wharf getting ready for and participating in the Floating Market.  Unfortunately the weather was a bit iffy, and it rained for most of Saturday.  But I think everyone left happy.  Thanks to all who participated and those who worked so hard getting it organised.

Oh! nearly forgot!  We got a mention in this month's edition of the Wet Web in Towpath Talk.  Our edition arrived this morning.  Slightly makes up for not having Bilgepump any more.

This is a tissue box cover.  I had lots of fun with the Cuttlebug and punches.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Gas Street Basin, BCN

It's not clear in the photo, but one chick is decidedly bigger than the rest of them!

The new table arrived today.  A wooden one this time, and even bigger.  Photos tomorrow.

A couple of Beatrix Potter cats stuck to a white die-cut circle and then onto a pink card blank.

Some blue polka-dot ribbon is stuck to the bottom and a knotted piece of ribbon tied through it and the Tom Kitten button added above it.

Gas Street Basin, BCN

We have a new neighbour.  We have since discovered that he is now sleeping in the storage shed under the James Brindley pub.  Company for the rats anyway.

 Had a drink and a natter with Jenny and Bill de Leis and met the couple on the oatcake boat, unfortunately I didn't have any money with me.  They were both moored up under the NIA.

Bought these shoe toppers yonks ago, finally got to use them.  I began with a bright pink card blank and added a panel of pink patterned paper.  The I cut out the label using a Spellbinder die (I think) in white and added the shoes and gems.