Introducing Prim!

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We have a beautiful new kitten, called Prim!

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Tommorrow, it will be two weeks sincce we got her (the 14th), she was nearly eight weeks old when she came home, so now she is nearly ten weeks old!  She is a rescue kitten from Bentham and District Pet Rescue, from the center in Horton in Ribblesdale.

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She is amazing.  She runs about and plays with us with lots of excitement and energy, and then she just gets tired really fast and goes to sleep :)

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It is fairly easy to take a photo of her when she is asleep…

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But not so easy when she is awake!

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She is very good natured, and has settled into her new home really well.

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xxx

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Watercolour Paintings

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I’ve been doing some watercolour painting recently.  This is a painting of a cyclamen that Mum got for her birthday.  It’s in my sketchbook and as you can see, I painted this on 02/10/13 but I finished it with a pen last Wednesday.  The flowers are actually brighter then this, but our scanner isn’t really very good at picking up colours accurately.   002a

Rabbits in an autumn wood!  Again the colours are really a bit more vibrant.   I love how this turned out.   It’s a card, because I wanted to paint, but not do a proper painting.  I think the rabbit furthest away is the best – I like his little feet, what do you think?  Although, maybe I should have made him a bit smaller because, as Dad said, it is a giant rabbit.  I know this isn’t a technically brilliant painting, but it was so much fun to paint :)

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Another card.  similar to some things I’ve done before, but experimenting with the flowers.  I’m liking the small red/purple ones, because I’ve never painted them like that before.

What do you think?

My Satchel

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Introducing my satchel!  I bought it for college at the start of September and I have used it every week since.

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I bought it via the Etoi Design shop on etsy.  It’s from Poland so it took about a week to get to my home in Yorkshire, from the day it was shipped to the day that our postman delivered it.

I had been wanting to buy a satchel for a while, I even made my own but it was too weak.  I was looking at satchels on etsy, and then I saw this one and really wanted it.  I know it is supposed to be a laptop bag, but I liked the look of it so I emailed Barbara (the shop owner who makes all these beautiful bags) and asked her if this bag would be suitable to as a college bag.  She emailed back and said that yes, they would be suitable except she usually makes them deeper.  If you ask her, she can make them up to 4″ deep.  Mine is 3″ deep and it is the 15″ turquoise bag. I’m slightly regretting not getting the full 4″ depth, because sometimes I take pasta to college for my tea and I have to put the container on its side to fit it in.

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I really love the colours, they are really nice together.  Since I bought my satchel Barbara has made them with more choice of coloured straps, yellow, green, red, tan, cream, black, grey.The straps and handle are leather.  I’m not vegetarian, but Barbara does some bags in which the straps and handle are made with felt too, so they are 100% vegetarian, like this one.  As seen in the photograph above, there is an easier way to opening this bag than having to undo the buckles every time.  The buckles do work, but this is so much easier

The only problem I’ve found is witht he strap. I had to clip the straps on with the clip facing ourwards, because when facing inwards they tended to clip themselves onto the bag. also I could have done with another loop to feed the strap through, cause I have it on some of the smallest settings the end tends to stick our a bit.  You could easily fix this though :)

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Overall I really like this bag.  It isn’t bulky and it is so pretty – I’ve got lots of compliments about it; a tutor at college who I had never seen before said that I’d better look after it or it might just find its way into her car.  Its also nice to support a small buisness, rather than a big company.  What do you think of it?

 

Hopefully I’ll blog again quite soon, I’ve got lots of things to show you!