Sunday, 28 September 2014

Cupcake tag-making kits (limited edition)


Cut and pasted from my Station Harry blog.

Just for a change, here is something a little different, we have two (only) kits of cupcake tags, each kit comprises three red and three green pre-holed tags, with pieces of fabric, pieces of paper, ribbons, embellishments and instructions.

These kits are priced at £2.00 each (postage free) or £3.50 for the pair. This is an unrepeatable offer, so if you like the look of them and want to have a go at making your own fabulous tags, please comment below, or contact us on joy.shallcross@btinternet.com

Kit A.


Kit B.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Happy Days 265-268/365

265. Atmospheric conditions slightly different to usual, we dont often see this down here, although it was a very common sight when we lived in Surrey.


266. Refracted sunlight on my studio curtain.


267. Autumn berries


268. Spider's web on my rotary washing line.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Happy Days 261-264/365 and a plug for my new blog

261. GO and EG called in to see us last weekend, and gave us these lovely flowers.


262. I really love fuschias, and this one has to be a special favourite, such gorgeous delicate shades.


263. Earlier this week my blog passed 90,000 page views, how fantastic is that?


264. Cassie's feet.


And, as mentioned in the title of this post, I would love it if you would read and follow my new blog Station Harry, with Fab Rick and the Yarnbirds, thank you in advance.

Friday, 19 September 2014

A huge, huge thankyou . . .

. . . to everyone who has viewed my blog over the past 4.75 years (unless, of course, there is only one of you and you have looked loads of times!)


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Happy Days 257-260/365

257. More red things in my kitchen, which always make me smile, this time it's the tea caddy.


258. A cheery red flowerhead on the wallpaper behind the breakfast bar


259. One of the leaves on my Jacob's Coat plant on the windowsill.


260. The saucepan went many years ago (burnt by a teenager), but the lid has continued to give good service.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Summer Scavenger Hunt 2014

This years Summer Photographic Scavenger Hunt, organised by Rinda is almost over, just another 5 days to go, and I am short of three items. I'm really not now going to have the time to find them, so the missing items are no.12 A mascot, no.15 A juggler and no.11 A horn. I was going to take a photo of the horn symbol on the steering wheel of my car, but someone beat me to it.

I have, however, managed to find another two items, firstly no.8 A tattoo on a person. I've seen loads and loads of tattoos on various strangers all summer long, but simply lacked the courage to ask them if they minded me snapping them, then finally just over a week ago I called in on a friend who was happy for me to take this:


The other one I found, which is one that cant be organised, you just have to wait for it to happen of its own accord, is no.10 A photo bomb, someone lurking in the background, or in my case the foreground, of the photo which is a surprise to the photographer. Here we have a photo of a dragon, which was bombed by a child and was a complete surprise to me.


Once again, many thanks to Rinda for organising the Summer Scavenger Hunt, to see the other entrants for this year please visit here.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Happy Days 251-256/365

251. My friend's poorly granddaughter managed a sort-of smile for me


252-255 inc. Red things in my kitchen





256. A spider clinging bravely to my car mirror


Saturday, 13 September 2014

5 on 5, September

I was travelling on 5th September, driving from my mum's in south west Essex to my friend's in south east Suffolk, calling in to see two separate friends on the way, so taking my 5 on 5 photos was completely forgotten. But as it seems that Sandie is OK for us to bend the rules a bit, I decided to do my pictures on 7th instead. I was spending the weekend with my oldest friend (we've been friends for over 50 years!) who lives in Felixstowe. She and her sister took me down to the seafront to see Art on The Prom. The skies were a bit grey and overcast, but despite the lack of people in all but one of my photos I can assure you that the event was very well subscribed and I even managed to find an original painting to match the water theme in my dining room - which will appear in a blog post of it's own after the ceremonial hanging.

So, here we have five photos taken on Felixstowe seafront.






Thanks again to Sandie, you can see other 5 on 5s here

Friday, 12 September 2014

Happy Days 248-250/365

A slow catch-up of Happy Days photos.

248. I'm sure you know by now that I get excited about numbers, I only wish I could have done another three miles before stopping, but on the M4 it's just not possible!


249. I've been looking out for a tattoo on someone I was brave enough to ask if I could photo for the summer scavenger hunt, so this picture will appear there too. 


250. I spent a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend with my very oldest friend (in terms of years we've been friends rather than age!), here she is with her little sister whom I can remember from when she was in nappies!


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Please take a look . . .

. . . . at my other blog stationharry.blogspot.com

I'll be back soon with my next installment of Happy Days.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Happy Days 245-247/365

245. This poor glad is a bit behind all the others, she was planted at the side of the house where she doesn't get much sun apart from early in the morning, but she's made it.


246. FO, CH and GD2 came to visit, here is the gorgeous girl leafing through her catalogue at the breakfast bar.


247. The other day my friend Karen gave me a bag of crafting goodies. I had a quick look and then, as I was fairly busy, I just popped it under my desk until I had more time to peruse. This morning I perused. Wow, what a lot of lovely bits and pieces, thank you so much Karen.


I'm off again on another mini-tour, see you next week.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy Days 242-244/365

1. I really love this paper, so I made one sheet of it into an envelope to send to one of my penpals in Australia, watch out for the postman Tracy.


2. Only a mathmagician or a numbers freak will understand how absurdly happy this makes me.


3. Summer is over, today is the first day of autumn, season of raindrops on cobwebs. (Sorry about the pretty poor focus on this shot, I think I was only half awake.)