Wednesday, December 20, 2006
its beginning to to look a lot like christmas
yesyesyes i think that christmas fever has finally reached me. and all it took was for me to take an hour and a half break to sit down and watch home alone 2 whilst wrapping all my christmas presents. i dont know why i didnt think of it before. still it wont be properly christmas till im back home in a nice warm house with a lovely big tree and a crazed cat attempting to launch himself into afforementioned tree. *sighs* cant wait :o)!
but yes, my youngest sister said that all she wanted for christmas was a mix cd. which seems like a fair request i guess... but i felt guilty about not spending much on her so i got her something small to go with them. so these are they. the cd's.
each is named after one song on the CD. "blacking out the friction" is a death cab song, and this cd has lots of happy clappy dance along songs. tilly and the wall, hellogoodbye, the get up kids... and so on. "written for girls" is a song by camera obscura [actually called "books written for girls"] and this cd has lots of soppy slow songs on. the kind that girls love to listen to to think about boys to... right? its got some last days of april, ben kweller, pedro the lion and many other treats.
the covers are printed on fabric, and the track listing is just slipped inside along with the disc. mmmmm :o)
oh i cant wait to go home!
i can almost smell the honey roast parsnips :o)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
the headless kitten pandemic has been resolved, although one was sacrificed in the process. it was a little disturbing, it's stuffing was oozing out and it's sides were splitting, but none the less, we got through the situation with three healthy kittens. all ready for christmas. one for mum, one for jo, and one for katie.
although why i saw fit to be sewing their heads on unitl 1am is beyond me. still one less thing to think about before christmas. although wrapping them could be a tricky task. i have named them itsy, bitsy & mitsy. yesyesyes. and thank you to lucy for explaining how to sew their heads on. although now my finger is a little sore...!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
today i had a rather wonderful day drawing watering cans. not just for the fun of it mind you, it was for orange. based around the 'caring for the environment' keyword. i figured that watering cans help us to water our plants and keep our gardens nice and healthy, and i think i quite like the shape of them... well after today i definitely do.
so yes, here they are:
but then i discovered that they look rather interesting without the outlines. now ithink i prefer them the other way... but the consensus at uni was definitely against me.
i bought some pots from good ol' waitrose, the perfect kind, the exact ones i had in mind, and i had no idea they sold them, and for only £2.50. excellent news. but yes, i bought them to put my star people in and to put my knitted hearts in as christmas gifts. and heres the finished product :o)
so that is that. for now. and tomorrow my kittens will be put out of their misery thank goodness thanks to the lovely lucy :o)
eek and it is so close to christmas. so so close. and i am still not ready. cripes!!! i need to make christmas cards... and a mix cd for natalie, and cookies for everyone. and oh goodness. i'll get there in the end, im sure.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
but yes, i have been busy, in a manner of speaking, i think that i have finally, after many years of practice, mastered the fine art of procrastination. which in turn means that my christmas is going to be a big mess of stress due to impending deadlines. nice.
currently im working on 2 briefs for uni, one is a film piece which i am not too happy about, and the second is for the YCN awards and has been commissioned by the people at orange. the brief is to simply illustrate a list of key words, provided by the company. this is just a roungh initial idea for "bigger network"
their mouths will all be joined up somehow i think, or i was contemplating laying them out in some sort of family tree style, although when i tried this, it didnt look too hot, but i will see what kat has to say tomorrow.
as i mention before, i have been having a wonderful time procrastinating. ive been making some pointy kittys from the free pattern at wee.wonderfuls for christmas gifts, but i am horribly stuck. for some reason or another i cannot for the life of me figure out how to attatch the heads to the bodies, so what i have at the moment looks like some sort of freaky kitten massacre. which isnt good. i definitely need lucy's help! and while i was there, i wanted to make some funny star people to feature on my christmas cards...
but i dont think they look very christmassy really... not yet anyway. hmm. im sure ill be bored again sometime soon, and wanting to put off my work, so some more work can be done to them.
in other news, christmas shopping is still not done. and now it is becoming a chore.
and so to bed. iots rather too late to still be up.