Saturday, 6 September 2014

Exhibition and boob clouds.

So. Went to the art gallery to see the Kaffe Fassett exhibition. I've seen his designs on crafty mags I used to subscribe, and I love his fabrics, so the exhibition wasn't to be missed. It was lovely. All the colours, especially today when the morning sun turned into a fucking rain....
Also now I know that if I want to have a chav free moment, the art gallery has no chavs hanging about, so will have to visit soon again...I managed to get a "new" camera too, so been playing with it. I used to have a very old Konica Minolta digicamera, but it was good for pic quality, so decided to try my luck on a certain bidding site for a slight upgrade, and got one for about 20 notes.
It's a long way from the posh expensive cameras that every selfserving hipster dick and blogger has to take pictures of their daily style pics of shit that every other fucker buys from the local H&M.....
Let's crack on shall we.....
 New camera takes nice crisp images of a very crisp hound....
 There has been art project dolphins scattered about for charity, now they were all in one place
 so people can see them all before they are auctioned off.
 Some local lingo on this one....
 More cam play
 .....macro works too....

 Knitted dolphin, brilliant!
 Kaffe Fassett exhib, I just looooooove the colours....
If I just grab this and walk away, nobody will notice, yeah......
 I want this jumper!
 Was a really good exhib to see!
Some boob clouds. Officially known as mammatus clouds...Look a bit creepy!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

craft fail

Tuesday is the new Monday. First cutting patterns, and it didn't feel right....
Cutting fabrics, I was starting to doubt whether the fabric isn't sturdy enogh for my project...
Well FUCK ME, my gut instinct was right. first I was putting the pieces together, while watching the OZ, and the bloody scart went funny, so turned it off. Crafting without OZ just isn't the same. Then I get trouble from the overlocker....Finally putting the last seam together, and I notice a huge chunk of fabric from the back has been caught under the presser foot, thus sewn in. That's when I decided to step away from the fail, and do something else. Tomorrow, fire up the OZ, coffee and see if I can fix the grand screw ups somehow.......Fuckety fucking fuck.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Shot in the dark

More randomness, I have different craft things in the midst of making, so nothing to show yet. I ordered more fabrics. I'm not sure why, as I have two different fabrics to make into something. I'm also crocheting a scarf with skulls, made little fabric pieces from scraps, and now trying to think what to make of them. I also have a hoodie that I'm pimping up, as it had little holes, but didn't want to throw away, as I like the long lenght of it. So yeah, crafting ADD there again.;.....
Here's some bargains and a little gift to myself before the hols....
 It's an angler fish.... :)
 300 fucking dollars. Some was invested towards a pair of converse that my friend brought from the US
Fabric baskets, original price 24,95€, bought for 4. 
 Le childs new schoolbag. Pippi Longstocking all the way!!
Le child spotted a kittydress for a fiver....
 Hoodie in the making, lots of embroidery to do...
 As grapes are not sugary enough, they thought of even more sweerer ones.....
 Marimekko tunic, bought from a second hand market for 4€

El Naturalista clogs from second hand market, 8 €. A lot of money for used shoes, but to be honest, they are so comfy that I'm not too sad with the money spent....
Something for the table too, love the colours, I miss Indiska shops....

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A short rant....

This has been bugging me in the back of my head, so thought I'll just burp it out....
When we we're flying back, our second flight started to approach the airport, there was a child sat behind us that threw such a strop about getting a seatbelt on, that I felt a great urge to punch the useless "mother" in the face. This woman just sat there, doing the oh-my-poor-darling bullshit while her little bastard darling was hunched under the flipping seat. Pick your brat up, tell it to behave and get the fucking seatbelt on. These same people would be the first ones there to sue airlines and claim money for their "injuries" when little arsefruits can't be controlled. The child wasn't a baby, there was a level of comprehension. I have travelled with my kid, even when she was smaller, and she has only once tried to throw a temper  tantrum, and I told her we ain't landing if she doesn't quit it.
Parenting skills are truly in the brink of extinction.
And no, I don't get the "but they are just kids" BS either. Kid or not, you need to  be able to behave in public, especially when confined in a flying tin can with people who might not be too keen on your fruit of the loin. I loaded my bag with snacks, magazines and some pens, so there is absolutely no excuse to misbehave.
I get people complimenting me how well behaved my daughter is. That is the difference.
People need to learn to raise their kids. Anyone can crap them out, but getting them into adulthood with manners and common sense, there is something to achieve.....

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Last lot of pics before crafting continues.....

 Yet another fine day in Finland....
 Wetting the whistle in my old regular bar, Whisky Bar
 The view from my bus, 11 pm, over the river Aura
Kakskerta lake, lovely little beach, clear water and calm area...
 More beach.....
Parainen, nice little archipelago town/city.
 Hotel beach in Parainen
Parainen centre has a canal going through, very "quaint"
 Museum cafe in Parainen, lovely cakes and good coffee...
 Pretty yard too...
 Turku, and Fori, the little ferry that takes folk from one side to the other, all day...
 Fori used to be part of my work commute....
Gangut was starting, so we went to check all the ships....
Or the sailors, which ever..... :)
 Wrecking ball? Harbour area with all the cranes...
Russian ship "MIR" with all the handsome young men in uniforms......
 Yo dawg, I put a crane behind the crane so you can crane.......
Another little boat taking folk between the river banks, great view towards the ships too
Forum Marinum area, marine museum and art installations....
 Slightly smaller boatskis...
 Mast ahoy, don't fall on yer heeds
 Turku art installations, quite like them...
 MUTANT LADYBIRD EHRMAGERD
 Piispanristi pond with the lovely waterlilies
Mirror image before photoshop was born.... :)
 Good start to the evening, bottle of bubbly and frozen strawberries
 Later on, looks so nice, no wonder all the boats have restaurants or bars, great views...
 It was warm.....
Holiday byrd....
Car in sunshine showing 41 degs, the seats were hot and steering wheel boiling hot....
 Path to the local shop near my mums
Last day and first part of the trip
 Kids playcorner on the train
Krtek/ The mole!
 Leaving Finland
 Back home to this at least....
And this...........

Lovely holiday. I missed the dog greatly, but otherwise it was fantastic. The only thing that got me rather miffed is that plonking SAS had gone and stopped the connection between Turku and Copenhagen. Bunch of twats. Last thing I want to do is drag fucking 40 kilos of luggage and a child to another fucking city, and another airport. When I searched for other connections from Turku to Aberdeen, SAS was offering flights to Stockholm, Bergen and then Aberdeen. No thanks.... A trip that is apprx 4 and a half hours would take me over 15 hours with possible over night stays..... How frigging convenient.... I did like the train though, great air con, free wi-fi and kiddie play-area to keep the little oiks entertained for a while, good way to travel if I have to.... Service to the airport was a bit crap, busdriver was like a bear shot in the arse, and brim full of folk, which half didn't go to the airport anyway......But we got there, and I had a natter with a very very handsome man from Zurich. If I didn't have the child in tow....... :)
That's about it, back to the norm and crappy weather, at least I can crack on with my crafting, have missed my crafty shit...