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Truth, justice, freedom, reasonably priced love, and a hard boiled egg!

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Another busy week here at The Gift Shed, so here’s a quick peek at some of the new books I recently added to my Etsy shop

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I’ve also added a couple of trinket boxes (a special Harry Potter one, and a Hobbit themed one too)…

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I need to set aside some time in the next week to catch up with blogging properly as I’ve got to write up a couple of commissions too.  Busy busy busy!

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It’s been a busy week here at the shed, and I’ve had no time to blog and hardly any time to sketch.  One rare pencil drawing from me this week:

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A bit of a mixed bag this week… Pebbles has been to the grooming parlour and had his flowing locks clipped, so he’s not quite as much fun to draw at the moment…

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Then I had an unwelcome visitor in my garden, who was nonetheless quite funny to watch (particularly when he couldn’t work out where I’d moved the peanut feeder to)…

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…and finally another attempt at a shiba inu…

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What I’m rapidly learning is that dogs with short hair are much harder to draw than those with long hair!

 

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The past week has been glorious weather-wise, so it was actually rather nice to have some rain this morning, and my garden certainly appreciated it!

What have I been up to then?  Lots of pottering around in the garden, quite a lot of drawing, and an interesting commission…

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…more on that in due course!  Right now though I need to go and finish off a trinket box so I can make a dash for the Post Office when the rain stops.

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It’s been over six months since my last visit to the Chiswick car boot sale, which surprised me when I realised how long it had been!  Still, I made up for it yesterday.  First up we have a gorgeous folio type thing:

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I don’t really need it, but at £6 I couldn’t resist.  Then there was this little map

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which was just £2.  Next up we have some Beatrix Potter books (£6 for seven books)…

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…another vintage Scrabble set (£1)…

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…these little pocket sized books (£5 for the three)…

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…some DVDs (£1 each – don’t judge me on these, The Princess Diaries is for my mother!)…

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…some crochet cotton (£2) which I couldn’t resist at that price, even though I don’t need it…

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…a book I’ve been eyeing up for ages but didn’t want to pay full price for (it’s £25 on Amazon!), so was utterly delighted to pay just £1…

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…and last, but no means least, we have some more hand thrown terracotta pots (these were from different sellers but worked out about £2 each on average).

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…so it was a very good haul!  I had a lovely morning browsing to my heart’s content, and didn’t spend too much so all is good!

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Yes, you guessed it, it’s Pebbles again…

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…a brief break for some birds (clearly need more practice with birds!)…

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…and one last puppy sketch.

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That’s all for this week, I will have to try and put something other than a dog in my book next!

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