Monday, 12 September 2011

A new toy

I got a new lens through the post on Saturday, new to me anyway. It's a second hand 50mm prime lens and although i've been playing with it and have some photos I think it will take some getting used to and a lot of practicing!

I'm especially pleased with the last two still life pictures taken indoors.

I love it and can't wait to have a go at some portraits, if anyone lets me near them that is.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Yet another blanket!

I'm thinking that it better be a bit chilly this winter as I now have so many blankets that we won't be able to move for them soon.

This one measures about 62 by 50 inches, plenty big enough to snuggle up under. I didn't need to buy any wool as it had been hanging around for some time (at least a couple of years), so not only have a de-cluttered a bit, I also feel a little proud of myself that I didn't buy any new, although truth be told I had looking online all the week before!

It matches perfectly with a chest of drawers I revamped a little while ago.

As well as with a cushion cover that I made probably about the same time as I brought the wool which has never seen the light of day.

This week also saw the delivery of some new fabric, but now I've chopped it up i'm not sure I'm that keen on it. Maybe it will be okay once I get going, I do hope so!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Unwanted visitors

There was a raucous going on in the garden yesterday, the chickens were very upset about something. Upon investigating the culprit was this.

A sweet little rabbit that stayed for the day making itself at home in the chicken run, eating the chicken pellets and now and again leaving the area to spend time in the grass and plants, eating what it fancied.

We tried to catch it throughout the day with no luck, surely someone is missing it? Anyway this morning it appears to have moved on.

Whilst in the chicken run I noticed my next visitor, a definite no no but what can you do? Try and get some pictures of course. It appears we have a mouse problem in the shed at the bottom of the garden, time for a good clear out I think! 

Did you know that chickens make brilliant mouse catchers? Not very nice to witness but at least they don't play with there food like cats.