Monday, 9 December 2019

Burton in miniature

I was chuffed to find this woollen map of Burton, hanging on the wall of the Brewhouse Arts Centre. I love to see yarn bombing which is generally an outdoor creative activity, but seeing the town in miniature is better still. A lot of work has gone into it, a real team effort by many volunteers. If you click on a picture you will get a slide show. 


The church next to the river at Stapenhill.

Stapenhill Gardens with the big swan full of flowers, the terraced flower beds, and swans on the river.


Ooooh look, the football ground.



Difficult to take good photo's because I had to twist myself sideways, then rotate the pictures on the computer. It would be better if it was laid on a flat surface like a big table. Some of the buildings are hanging at an odd angle. Here's a bit of information about it. It looks like it will be staying here permanently.



Here is a link to The Brewhouse. There is a lot going on there. Theatre, Music, Dance, Comedy, with a Café Bar. My Uncle Stan used to go there regularly to show his paintings.

Crafty Club this morning, it was sooooo busy. We're going to need a bigger room soon. I took a load of wool with me, to sell it for a neighbour. The same people who gave me tons of fabric. Their house clearance is taking a long time, there is such a lot of stuff to find homes for. The Crafty ladies were chuffed, the prices were really cheap, I think there will be some more next week.

I'm going to do the yellow sticker run tonight, haven't been for ages, My fridge is empty.
Toodle pip.  ilona

10 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous artistic creation of the village and I hope it will find a permanent home for display, in city hall, local history center or town info center or ...

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  2. I love that Ilona - it has made me feel happy just looking at it- thankyou.Good luck for your yellow sticker run later,I hope you show us your purchases - I get quite excited seeing what you get x

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  3. So ingenious! Yes, I think it needs to be horizontal instead of on a wall, but it's still amazing. I love anything in miniature so this makes me smile.

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  4. It's absolutely fantastic. I really love it!
    xx

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  5. Love the Stapenhill swan, I used to go and see that when I was a child.

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    1. Same here. It was a day out on the bus. Running around the flower beds, up and down the steps. Feeding the swans.

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  6. Lovely post,
    here's something else which I thought might interest you.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7775887/Thrifty-homeowner-reveals-bagged-food-box-worth-20-just-3-thanks-money-saving-App.html

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    1. Looks like a good idea if you don't mind what you get in a box. Interesting for others, but I would have to give half of it away because it's food I don't eat, I don't shop online, don't do paypal, and Morrisons is the other end of town. Thank you, some will find it useful.

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  7. That is brilliant, some very clever knitters in Burton!

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  8. What a neat idea. How about add some tiny crochet people?

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