Tuesday, 27 February 2007
postcards and birthdays
I thought I would share some of the postcards I bought for myself from the Museum of Childhood last week. I like to buy postcards of nice things to put on my pinboard by the computer for me to look at as I sit here, much better than bare wall dont you think?
The top one above is of six cardboard dolls with wooden legs, designed by Hilda Cowham from 1914/15. I like that they have names: Demure Dora, Little Miss Folly, Mademoiselle, Motherly Molly, Nurse Nora and Saucy Sally!
Next is this fish, I am sure we had one of these, or someone did, in my childhood. I can remember the feel of it in my hand, it felt smooth and comfy to hold, snug. anyway, it is a plastic bath toy fish designed by Patrick Rylands in 1968.
I also had to get this one of Jemima, from Play School, a tv show we used to watch in the 70's. nice to see her again.
I did also buy some Miffy cards, they are some you can colour in yourself and I have a plan for them, when I get around to it (best not to hold your breath), I am not being very productive craft wise at the moment.
Yesterday was Andrews birthday, here is the yummy cake I made, chocolate in the extreme, thanks to my friend Lucy lending me her cocoa powder. do you know, in the little town I live in, which does have limited shops, but by way of food shops it has a marks and spencer, an iceland, a somerfield, and 3 health food shops, you cant actually buy cocoa powder?? How rubbish is that?
Is it only me who bakes? tsssk.