Monday, December 31, 2012

El Pussycat



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This black kitten came to stay this Christmas. I ended up inveigled into the Pendle Witch trials whilst looking for an authentic witch's familiar's name.  I have always quite liked the premise of the witch, in a non gothic way.  The witches that admitted practicing witchcraft at the trials were surely just entrepreneurs, earning off the back of gullibility - strong, female role models that had managed to maintain a powerful position in a misogynistic medieval world.
The Witchfinder General was more scary.

The Crystal Garden

Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 08, 2012

scouting for girls



There was a girl guide and scout troop in the supermarket this afternoon, drumming up charity at the end of the checkouts.  One girl had a sixties pony tail, cat's eyes and was wearing boy's trousers one size too big.  The boys had reached the age where they were slightly uncool as scouts but the girls had reached the age that meant that the boys were compelled to stay.
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

the apartment

I periodically take a picture of Shirley to the hairdresser.  Then after a while I grow it again until it's long.   Then, after a while I take it back in again.
I wish I could see this film for the first time again.
(image from  the big parade)

the perfect cream silk blouse

For sale in MissDevineVintage 
 




Tuesday, December 04, 2012

No wait. I am going to make this instead.


Yes, I just need to find the right fleece...not easy.
I am tempted to get hemp or bamboo fleece and dye it. 
I just need a good night's sleep first.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I'm going to make this

The other day I suddenly realised why the sewing pattern I bought had so much promise for me.



Now I just have to find the perfect fabric that handles JUST like cashmere and silk blend but is half the price.  In navy.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012