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Yesterday [Handmade Nation, Upcycling & Friend’s Gig!]

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Sooooo…. Where to start!?! Again 😉

T’was the night before Christmas a cold, rainy Saturday morning where Dee and I met at the Broadway Cinema to see Handmade Nation: Rise of D.I.Y, Crafts, Arts and Design!

It was EXCELLENT! I now want to play with glass rods & flame, paper & blade, book binding, bead embroidery and I have wanted for SO LONG to edit my clothes a bit!

After the film, Dee and I wandered up stairs to the Mezz bar to see the Craft Fayre! There I spied a poster for my friend’s show at night time! WOOP! They’re called Baby Godzilla!

Also! Our friend Neil’s jewellery was there! Can I hvae a guitar and some butterflies pleeeeeeease?

As well as these hilarious and insulting (yet pretty and sparkly) cards…. NOT by Neil, don’t worry…


Theeeeeeeeeese gorgeous flowers- wouldn’t you just like to stroke a bouquet of these?

And oh wise one, Neil (Woody)

and theeeeeeeeeeseee pretty posies!

See the spot where one posie is missing? Because it’s MINE ALL MINE!

I want too many of them =( …again, JUST a bouquet of them plese? Twelve maybe?

Right! After this, our moods dampened by the damp and by poorliness Dee got the bus home and I sleepily swept myself off to The Art Org. However, there were many hours to wait until the evenings show, so I meandered around the place, looking at pictures

I like these naughty, clever pictures on the wall, inspired by Damien Hirst.
And this… hmm, those fellas look familiar…

Guy in the black tie is Gary, guy on the drums is Tom, guy ON the drums with guitar is Matt and guy in the background wearing stripes is Adam, say, “Hi guys!”

Also,  I hung out with Marie and the two fellas in the background and a good guy called Dan, “Hi Marie! Hi Oscar and Howard!”

However, TAO aint the hottest place around, and I was collld and wet, so off I ran in the rain to the Free Shop- looking for something warm and dry…

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooookkkss *drools*

OH! Something warm and dry, this’ll do the job:

NICE! AND hand-knitted! Check-out my sleepy eyes  ^_^

NEXT I wished to see Jonathan’s studio/hair salon, it’s very funky *ahem* sorry, I mean, modish:

Back in the bar, trying to have a nap on one of the sofas, and along comes this brilliant ragamuffin!

This is Anna Wells! Protester, genius, cyclist and lovely creative person! Last year, in spring time, I made for her a purse!…. and she still uses it! I havent seen Anna for SO flipping long because she’s busy most of the time!

So he’s the purse I made for her (I’m assuming it is now the MOST well traveled purse that I’ve made to date)

and the other side? even more worse for wear

I’m very happy that they’re (the birds) are very well loved and still being used! See the holes? they are showing the lining which is made of old clothing! And the outside of the purse is made of felt that had been chucked away because the primary school had brought a new batch. Upcycled baby!

And Anna’s dress, boots and belt: From a charity shop!

and these lights at The Arts Org are made by a clever person who puts empty plastic bottles to great use!

I think I want one of these when I re-model my room!

SKIP TO THE END! (reference to reading Edgar Wright “60 second interview” in the Metro that very day)
Eventually, along came Ron and Annaand pink-haired Amy

and some interesting characters!

cool specs! they even make people smooch!
enjoyed by many!

The show was BRILLIANT!
The only logical conclusion to the night? Running off to the last tram of the night with Marie and sleepily goimg home in my new cardigan!

Written by Cherise

March 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Ginger Ninja and Freckle Nose.

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Och! Where to start? Oh where to start!?

Let’s start from the very beginning. I hear that it is a very nice place to start.

Welllll for the past few days I’ve been photographing jewellery and writing descriptions and measurements- ready to put them on  Folksy:

Okay, I lied, Lady, 8 month young Cavvie Photographed and listed jewellery on Folksy- Both animal labour AND child labour. Tut, I am evil.

Here’s Little Lady when she was just 12ish days old- when her eyes started to open:

…and her she is, (this makes me laugh) at bed time.
Check out Lionel’s cheeky big yawn!

HAHA! Lady, since her (puppy)childhood has slept on top of her mum or dad, using them as a cosy matress. But Lady now has some more her dad’s height and has out grown her mother. So here’s a SQUISHED mum:

Look! Josie when she was a cute little EVIL gremilin:

Phew! Right, don’t know WHY I started writing about the monkeys.

Comming Up: An entry about YESTERDAY

Written by Cherise

March 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

HANDMADE NATION *happy dance*

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I’m going to see Handmade Nation tomorrow!

Complainy bit: Lately I’ve been feeling blue. I suppose it’s because I’m always looking ghostly and my tongue is looking pale. I went out on monday for AonP and then on Tuesday for Math before venturing to Nottingham’s Bead Shop for wire and then wandering off home.

If any body buys their next delivery of wholesale packets of 1.2mm silver plated wire then I’ll bite your ankles!

Ahem, so, point is that these were the only times I went out this week – other than my Tuesday trip to the doctors and then Wednesday trip to blood test fellow. I’ve felt headachey and bleuuggghhhhh- to use the technical term.

BUT! I’ve saved my energy, eaten ALOT of beetroot (it doesn’t actuall help with iron deficiency, like many think, but it tastes nice, is a lovely purple and if I don’t eat it the family will leave it in the fridge until it grows a hair style) and I’m feeling positive about going out tomorrow… just to collapse in to a comfy seat at Broadway to watch Handmade Nation: The RISE of ART, CRAFT and DESIGN!

Dee is full of poorliness too but this will be JUST what the cotton doctor ordered! I DID suggest we go with the D.I.Y theme and turn it in to an action fmovie complete with explosions (party poppers and floor bangers) and lots of “Mother eff” type swearing so that it would be like a Densel Washington or Bruce Willis film and will cover up her coughing and my fainting! What do you think? I’ll get the crafty goods ready just in case.

Also there will be the Craft Mafia and other Skilled Nottinghammians in the Mezz Bar doing a loooooooooooooong long craft fayre next to a bar of cakes and tasty things. Poor people. How could you expect them to resist for a WHOLE day!?!

After this I’m going to see my friend’s band play at The Art Organisation. They’re called Baby Godzilla! “Voracious Psycho-Blues” as they say! They’re playing with an alt rock band I cant wait to see again called The Black Fuzz! I hope everyone dances and makes fools of themselves! Can rockers have as much fun as Creatives? I hope so! Don’t let me down friends! Else I’ll readily look daft to support the local Notts Scene.

After that I reckon I’m deserved a nice, quite day in before going to my SECOND TO LAST (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) A on P. PSSH! MORE! MORE! ENCORE!

Written by Cherise

March 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm