Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Top Music 2008

Top Artists:

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That is:

Kings of Leon
Paul Simon
Sufjan Stevens
Tom Waits
Javier Navarette
Mr Hudson & The Library
Johnny Cash
Britney Spears
Frederic Chopin
Fleet Foxes

and Top Songs:

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Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Santogold - You'll Find A Way
Midlake - Roscoe
Yeasayer - Sunrise
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Laura Viers - Wandering Kind
Beirut - Postcards From Italy
Mr Hudson & The Library - Bread + Roses
Final Fantasy - What Do You Think Will Happen Next
M83 - Kim & Jessie
Midlake - Head Home
Miracle Fortress - Maybe Lately
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
MGMT - Electric Feel
Windmill - Asthmatic

Sounds pretty good to me! Being my last.fm stream and all...

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

South Today

Dear South Today,

Please stop going on about boats all the time.

Thank you

(Apologies to Letters from the end consumer)

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Photo 365 - 09

Spooky Hidden Window

This window is tiny and quite hidden from view unless you happen to look up just at the right moment. The owners have taken advantage of it and displayed this guy to scare you even more..

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Craft 365 - 09

Packages Ready!

My first packages to send out for my etsy shop!

I spent the day today with my sister taking photos of her work for her etsy shop (mini patisserie) and her Christmas figures:


Also, some Christmas tree decorations that I made:

Christmas Puds

Gingerbread men

It's getting very Christmassy in the alicestronaut household!

Photo 365 - 08

I got a rather good text message on Saturday morning from my Mum suggesting we go to the Grand Hotel for afternoon tea. Not something I would ever turn down so a few hours later we were sitting in front of this:

Afternoon Tea at the Grand

There were a few more cakes and sandwiches but I wasn't thinking about photos when they brought that out to us!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Craft 365 - 08

Well, posting every day is proving to be very difficult. I've had a busy weekend and a very tired week recovering from it so far. Also by the time I've done any craft, the light has gone and it's very hard to photograph it! So... despite the fact that I've actually managed to do a bit of craft every day, even if it was just a few rows on my wrist warmers, I've decided to only count the days I manage to blog as days in craft or photo 365. I'm going to have to get inventive with photo 365 as I haven't been able to get out of the house very much. So expect lots of photos of my various belongings!

But enough of all that, here is crafting 365 day 8:


Two lovely pairs of fetching which I am very pleased with. The deep pink is for me and the grey is for Poppy.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Photo 365 - 07

I like looking at the buildings on Western Road, some of them are really beautiful. The Primark building is especially nice (above the ground floor anyway) and the Argos building is another looker.

Photo365 - day 7

Craft 365 - 07

I finished a wrist warmer! It's so beautiful, I love it. Gorgeous yarn, wonderful pattern.


Craft 365 - 06

Oops, forgot to post this yesterday! I worked on fetching and it's coming on nicely. It looks so pretty, I'm very excited to finish it.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Photo 365 - 06

Today's photo is of one of my favourite things in the house. It rarely gets used for any actual dusting but it's ever so pretty..

Photo 365 - 06

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Craft 365 - 05

Today I started knitting on fetching. Very cute little cables; cute but hard to photograph.

Craft 365 - 05

The colour is way off here, it's actually a beautiful rich dark reddish purple.

My dinner was so nice today that I felt it deserved to be labelled craft as well.


That's sweet potato, parsnip and carrot chips by the way.


Or rather it WAS.

Photo 365 - 05

This is a photo from yesterday. View from the staff room at work.

View from staff room

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Photo 365 - 04

Photo 365 - 04

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Craft 365 - 04

No crafting yesterday as I was not too well. So craft 365 day 4 has been pushed back to today. I finished the zebra badge off and knitted a swatch for my planned fetching glovelets.

Craft 365 - 04

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Friday, 14 November 2008

Photo 365 - 03

St Nick's church yard on my way home from work.

Church Yard

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Craft 365 - 03

Not much crafting today as I woke up feeling grotty and then had work this afternoon. But I did finish knitting one of the ice creams I'm making a certain small someone for Christmas. It needs sewing up and stuffing (and the chocolate chips adding!) but it looks pretty tasty already.

Ice Cream

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Craft 365 - 02

Today I made a friend for my tiger badge - a little lion.

Felt Badges

Then I wanted to do something a bit different so I tried a leaf design. It was really satisfying to sew this one.

Felt Leaf badge

Here they are together along with a zebra design to go with the other wild animals.

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I've had ideas for felt crafting for a while and it's great to finally get them made into something physical.

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Photo 365 - 02

Gummy Bear

From the Brighton Uni degree show this summer. Cheating already as I forgot to take my camera out with me today!

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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Photo 365 - 01

I made flapjacks!


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Craft 365 - 01

OK, first up some craft. Only a little bit of crafting today but it's a start. Introducing my tiger badge! I've yet to get the badge/brooch backs but I think he looks rather cute (although my photography here leaves something to be desired..)

Tiger Badge

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First Post

After weeks of putting it off I have finally embarked on my crafting 365 and photo 365 projects. I'm aiming to take at least one photo and work on my crafting every day for the next year. Wish me luck!