Friday, 22 June 2018

All before breakfast.

Hello. I was up at 5 this morning, raring to go with a full day of stuff to do. Perched on my usual chair at the back window, watching the sun come up and sipping a welcome mug of coffee, I set about cutting up some aluminium drinks cans that I've been storing for ages. Commonly known as soda cans across the pond. 
Another idea I picked up from a yoootooob video, I can do that. Cut circles using a cardboard template, use a paper punch to make two holes opposite each other, and join them together with thin wire. Hang five rows of five from the top bit of an old lampshade. Attach wire to the top, and hang.

Clear blue sky with the sun coming up, and a slight breeze, and they glisten and dance about.

Something for you to have a go at, if you feel so inclined, better that twiddling your fingers :o)

I'm off, got to do a Bailey poodle walk. Catch up later. Toodle pip

11 comments:

  1. Hi Ilona, thank you for sharing your imaginative and frugal ideas with us. I came across a video today on Youtube called Making Craft Britain that showed the art of what we used to call clippy mat making and it reminded me of your artwork and thought you might enjoy it. It uses wool to weave pictures on hessian, but when I was small, my mum used to make big clippy rugs on frames using pieces of felt woven into hessian. This was something her mother taught her when she was small and something she taught her children to do, and we all used to enjoy doing little pieces of the pattern. Her rugs were so beautiful and hard-wearing and your blog often reminds me of those precious moments.

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    1. We used to call them Rag Rugs, but I note that on youtube they have several other names too.

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  2. Snap!!,I got up at 5 too!,Cant just lay there when the sun is beaming down!.They look great Ilona.We never seem to have pop cans.I only buy the sparkling lemon water from Aldi and the odd bottle of cider for my self!.But as soon as they are empty,I cut the bottom half from them to have a small stash of bottle end flowers.Ive got red,pink and yellow in my garden and Ive got 5 more to do today cause my Mam wants some doing.Its amazing what you can do with stuff!,xx

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  3. Would make a good bird scarer on an allotment - I can't do that, I don't drink canned drinks.

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    1. I don't drink canned drinks either, with the exception of cider, then it's only now and again. There are plenty of cans discarded in the street.

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  4. Good luck with the open gardens Ilona and hope you get lots of visitors. I’m sure your garden will be the most unique and interesting. Would love to have attended this event but sadly will be away on holiday.

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  5. It would look good made from old CDs as well, they catch the light beautifully.
    I think you will have more visitors to your garden this year, once the word spreads about David and his flaming red doo dahs, ha ha! Enjoy your sunny weekend.

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  6. Aren't they scary to birds and wildlife? We're supposed to be attracting them not scaring them away!

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  7. Forgot to say - don't forget cane toppers for your cane plant supports, those green plastic things. You don't want to be sued if someone damages an eye.

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  8. So neat. You just gave me an idea for my bamboo spout. I could hang things from it as a wind chime. You have such great ideas. hugs, lj

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  9. Hope you have a lovely time for your weekend. Your decorations are so lovely..we have a Scarecrow race tomorrow and the weather is good for everybody

    Hazel c uk

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