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Nothing fancy, but this fella made me smile.  The wheelie bin in question belongs to an apartment building on Banister Road, W10.

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Love this little guy.  You can find him on Wedlake Street, W10, where the road meets the Ha’penny Steps.

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It pays to be eagle-eyed when you’re out and about, as street art might be hiding in the oddest places.  I was walking past an apartment building on Woodfield Road, W9, when I caught sight of something out of the corner of my eye.

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A cute bit of graffiti, lurking in the car park beneath the apartments (which are just opposite the pub, Angie’s Free House).  So I stuck my arm through the railings and got a better shot.

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Yes, I know I said no more embroidery for a while but someone requested a particular letter 🙂

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During the neverending tidy up of my studio I realised something: I have far too much paper.  Not something I ever thought I’d say, but even I have limits.  A lot of it is beautiful, and would make lovely covers for notebooks… but I could be making notebooks from dawn until dusk every day for a month and still not get through my stash.  What’s a woman to do?  I decided to make some sets of postcards from some of the paper, backing the pretty designs with some cream card.  Simple, but they look great.  There are nine sets available in my Etsy shop, all of which are a one-off.

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This is a very belated blog post, but better late than never.  A friend of mine used to own a house in Sheringham that he let to holidaymakers, and although he sold it last year I was lucky enough to stay there on a few occasions and I have some very fond memories of it (see Sunday Sketchblog #5, and Normal for Norfolk).

My fondness for the place led me to create a watercolour of it which I gave to my friend as a thank you for being such a brick and letting me have free holidays.  Andrew, you are a star (and I don’t think I’ll ever forgive you for selling it!).

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Back in January I was introduced to Ingress by a friend, and it’s proved to be a) very addictive, b) very healthy (I’ve walked a hell of a lot more than usual), and c) extremely good for discovering things that are off the beaten track.  For instance I wouldn’t have seen this piece of street art if I hadn’t taken a detour to hack a portal.  You can find this on Middle Row, W10, just before the junction with Conlan Street.  The art is either side of a doorway, which is why I’ve had to show it in two separate photos.

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It’s been a while since I upcycled any vintage books, but I unearthed some in my studio a couple of weeks ago and it was lovely to get back to turning one man’s trash into something useful. Visit my Etsy shop if you’re interested in these notebooks (one has already been snapped up!).

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Nothing terribly exciting this week.  A very quick glimpse of my view at the Donmar Warehouse (can highly recommend Closer, if you’re interested), and then a bit of pigeon watching while waiting for a friend.

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