Friday, 16 April 2010

Endeavouring To Be Crafty

Sonata:

Having had this sort of week ( it's all relative , I know . My mad rush might be a walk in the park to you ! ) , which culminated in dropping a large bowl of Ratatouille on the carpet , I'm looking forward to a weekend of a bit of this and a bit of that . And a lot of this



C.D.s by old favourites like Cesaria Evora and Tito Paris , two Cap Verde singers of great charm , a really good North African selection including Tarik Lamirat's La Foule , the soundtrack of "The Chorus", and Mercedes Sosa . All easy-listening , all "hum-along-able" .

Plus a biography of Judi Dench whose fan I've been since I saw her in Zeferelli's Romeo and Juliet at the Old Vic in 1960 . And a couple of films which looked good , "En La Ciudad Sin Limites " , a fraught Spanish family drama , and "Sunshine Cleaning" , a strange American comedy about a cleaning company with a difference by the people who made "Little Miss Sunshine" .

Having just finished my umpteenth miniature quilt , I wondered if it mightn't be time to branch out craft-wise , so went to the library on the way home . There used to be a large Hobby section covering every thing from making greetings cards from the little envelopes tea bags come in ( seriously! It used to be BIG here ) to Photography via Dry-stone walling and Origami . Today I found 3 shelves of " Pimp Your Mobile Phone " and PomPom making and was directed downstairs to the Children's Section .
After a day spent with 2-4 year olds , I obviously lack the gravitas to be considered Adult . Anyway , I like the tree house in the corner .

The How To Crochet books still looked too difficult but I did find a copy of Vivienne Bolton's The Doll's House Decorator . The section on doll house dolls made me realise I had all this at home


so I seem to be making peg dolls this weekend . And you?

9 comments:

Liz said...

No, not me.

I'm glad you explained about the film: Sunshine cleaning seemed an awfully big job to undertake.

Tell me what the biog is like when you finish. I love Judi Dench.

Molly said...

You make the dolls, I'll provide the house! My Husband has been after me to get rid of an enormous doll house we've been dragging around after us for about thirty years. My brother made it for our girls [really for me, as they weren't that interested!] but it never got completely finished. I'm long past wanting to play with dolls.....so, come and get it! And please bring the Judi Dench book too, I'm a huge fan!

Von said...

Well you will be having an enjoyable weekend! Have you tried ATC's for a bit of addictive fun?
I'm relaxing too, just cared for Daughter all week after a 'procedure', it's been fun but the cooking, teamaking and talk!Loved it and today I'm loving my space again.I've been to the Farmers Market, read the paper,been to two garage sales,seen to my geese,blogged,discussed with many 'our' earthquake and will probably be seeing Godson tomorrow,gardening, painting and working on a new collage/painting idea.I hope not to drop food on the carpet!Happy w/e!

rachel said...

Wonderful illustration of man driving furiously!

For a moment I thought Sunshine Cleaning might involve dragging that carpet outdoors to get rid of the ratatouille stains.....

My weekend will certainly involve Digging for Victory on the allotment, as well tidying up the half I have decided to give up. After six years of regular defeats, I have become more realistic about how much weed-and-slug-infested land one woman can deal with. Peg dolls sound like fun too. What about paper dolls?

JaneLock said...

This weekend I will mostly be beading :)

Tattie Weasle said...

Being creative - such a woderful way to relax. I do hope you have had a wonderful weekend and a chance to slow down a bit! Used to love makign peg dolls as a child!

Friko said...

gardening here. And having a lovely bottle of fizzy Vouvray in late afternoon. No needlework but plenty of reading in the evening. Tea party tomorrow, a bit of blogging, another bottle of something and a dog walk.
Bliss.

mountainear said...

Young Farmers Dinner Dance and ots of fresh air in the garden the following day. I swear the wine they sold us was 'vin de headache'.

Penny said...

While I was sorting boxes into the studio I found a greetings card which I made from 'teabag folding' several years ago. My aunt had Dutch friends to stay and was thrilled to be able to pass on a new craft to me. Hmmm... Well you always have to be open to trying new things....