RUB A DUB DUB, THREE MEN IN A TUB
Bit of an odd lyric this week - this old fashioned nursery rhyme popped into my head while I was thinking of a heading, you'll see why later!
I've had quite a productive week craft wise - I restocked the RNLI box and have been making a few more bits and pieces to have ready. And a friend asked if she could have a mask with boaty stuff on as she's just started volunteering in the RNLI shop down the harbour.
I found the template and set to!
There wasn't quite enough of the fishy fabric to the right so I just made the one from the seasidey stuff.
It looks complicated but is actually a really quick mask to make, there's only one fiddly bit and that comes right at the end. I wear a mask like this now, it's easier to breathe and my glasses definitely don't fog up, hurray!
You can just see some pins peeking up from behind the mask, I was given this handmade pincushion by my friend Kim for my birthday, it's so pretty...
...and very useful too! Thanks Kim, it'll get used a lot xx
I've been trying out some painting tutorials as well, some I like, some I don't, it's all trial and error. I need some white ink or gouache to complete the snow scene for a bit of splattering, doncha know!
Mr LLJ has joined a group in the town called Beyond the Shed - it's part of the national Men's Shed but they didn't want to do woodwork particularly, there are two local groups who already do that. This group wanted to be more outdoors so they've been walking, fishing, metal detecting etc and wanted to be useful in the community. So when G informed me he was off to scrub Amelia's bottom, I didn't react.
Amelia Earhart's plane landed in the estuary just outside our harbour (they'd been aiming for Ireland but missed!) It made national and international news:
It was an exciting event for this small town and there are various monuments to her. The main memorial had got very mossy and dirty and the information board had seen better days, so the good chaps of Beyond the Shed set to....
I haven't got a Before pic but this is how it looks now, it looks a lot better.
And the sign was cleaned too! So there you go, an adventurous woman is still remembered here, not long to the Centenary, there's bound to be some celebrations for that no doubt. Meanwhile Beyond the Shed will be tackling the Town Clock next.....it's like Last of the Summer Wine, lol!!
Have a good week and thanks for reading my witterings.....