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Our host for February is Rachel over at The Awesome Lady, so please do pop over to her blog to find out who else is playing along.  I’m running really late with my photos this month and spent most of this morning trying to think of things to photograph – eek!

 

Inspiration

I like to jot down quotes and poems in a wee notebook, which occasionally gets flicked through when I’m looking for inspiration.  This particular notebook isn’t one of mine, it’s a Celeste Frittata creation.

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Something I made

Despite the various commissions I’ve done this month, my favourite thing has been this rather frivolous use of time and paint

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New

I love it when a new season is on the horizon: at the moment I’m enjoying early spring bulbs and watching the blossom buds start to swell on trees.

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Baking

Annoyingly I did actually bake a cake this month, but failed to photograph it!  Instead here’s a quick shot of one of the many, many recipe books littering our kitchen.

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Motifs: Triangles

I was really quite stuck for this subject, then I sat down at my desk in despair and when I looked up the answer was staring me in the face: kirigami, stuck to my studio wall!

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Rachel will be choosing her favourites over the next week or two, so please do remember to check her blog again later this month.  The favourites from January haven’t gone up yet due to unforeseen circumstances, but Sarah over at Cinders & Rain will have them up in the next day or so.

What’s happening next month with the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt?  Ruth over at The Goldhawk Project is our host for March, so please pop along to her blog tomorrow and see what topics she’s chosen.

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January is vanishing at a rate of knots, so it’s about time I got my act together and chose my favourites from December!

Inspiration

I have two favourites in this category, Margot’s cup of tea, and Nicole’s stunning sunset.

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Something I made

My favourite has to be Nicole’s steaming dish of tagine… it might be vegetarian (I’m very firmly a carnivore!), but it does look good!  An honorary mention goes to Sally for her use of sparklers 🙂

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Gifts

I haven’t the foggiest what a dunny is, but I do like the look of this one as photographed by Sara over at Cinders & Rain.

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Tradition

I have a fondness for records, which made choosing a favourite in this category very easy!  This is Margot’s shot of a record containing four Christmas stories which she listens to every year.

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Motif: Stars

Simple, but effective, I really liked this shot of stars by Rachel over at The Awesome Lady.

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Thanks so much for taking part this month, it’s been lovely as always to see what you’ve chosen to post, and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to pick my favourites.  My honorary favourite this month is Ruby the cat, photographed by Ruth – such a beautiful cat!

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Sara over at Cinders & Rain is our host for the CPSH in January so click here to see what topics she’s chosen, so if you haven’t already signed up then please pop over there and let her know that you’ll be playing!

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I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month.  If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again later!

Inspiration

Sadly December hasn’t been so much about inspiration as motivation, and at this time of year that motivation is very banal…

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Something I made

A very last minute photo, and item, for this category – I finished this book about ten minutes ago, my last notebook of 2012!

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Gifts

Like a complete numpty I forgot to take photos of any presents while they were wrapped up… so here’s a close up of one of the beautiful vintage tins that my sister-in-sin gave me.

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Tradition

What’s more traditional than baubles on a tree?

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Motif: Stars

And to contrast with the traditional photo, here’s one of my rather simplified tree.

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As usual I’ll be doing the rounds and will pick my favourites from the other blogger’s photos and will post them on here within the next fortnight.

What’s happening next month with the Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt?  Sara over at Cinders & Rain is our host for January, so please pop along to her blog tomorrow and see what topics she’s chosen.

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Many apologies for being SO late choosing my favourites for November, but December has been a busy month.  Without further ado, here they are…

Inspiration

Ruth‘s shot of the skyline in Salzberg caught my eye, and just goes to show that you can take a photo into the light!

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Something I made

I really liked Rachel’s wish jar, but Sally just edged into the top spot with her wonderfully starry cake 🙂

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Fireworks

Shame on those of you who didn’t manage to get photos of actual fireworks – I managed to get two!  Ruth‘s shot of some hot sauce made me laugh, but I’m afraid the favourite in this category is the only one of real fireworks…

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History

Margot‘s shot of a monument in Dhaka being devoured by a tree is beautiful, and I do love seeing nature reclaiming man-made things so this one was easy to choose 🙂

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Flames

My joint favourites in this category were Ruth‘s candelabra shot, and Margot‘s photo of an old lady cooking dinner.  Both of them are so beautifully atmospheric!

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Thanks so much for taking part in November, I’ve enjoyed seeing all your photos and I’m just really sorry it’s taken me so long to choose my favourites.  I will be less tardy with the December favourites, I promise!

Sara over at Cinders & Rain will be our host in January, so don’t forget to visit her blog next week to find out what the topics are!

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Winter is finally here, or so it would seem from the frost outside this morning!  Here are my photos for this month’s CPSH, and a list of all the other participants is at the bottom.  I’ll be posting the topics for December tomorrow, so please pop back to check them (and also remember to check the new rota to find out who’s hosting in January).

Inspiration

I’ve been inspired by quite a lot this month, but the thing that sticks in my memory most is an afternoon spent sifting through stamps…

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Something I made

I made this at the very last minute before last weekend’s Kensal Flea, and typically it was sold to my first customer of the day!

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Fireworks

I couldn’t decide between these two, so I’m cheating and posting both.

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History

Arty shot of the Central Hall at the Museum of Natural History.

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Flames

I’ve spent an unfeasible amount of time cooking over the past month and, due to the lights in the kitchen being a bit on the fritz, a lot of that time was spent in semi-darkness…

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Thanks for stopping by, and please visit the blogs of our other participants to see what photos they’ve got for us this month.

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Our host for this month is the ever modest Rachel over at The Awesome Lady 😉  Click here to visit her blog and find out who else is playing along.  I’m a day late with my submissions, but better late than never right?!

Inspiration

On Saturday I visited the Warner Bros. studio at Leavesden and had a whale of a time looking around the Harry Potter exhibition there.  I absolutely adore the Harry Potter books and constantly use them as a source of inspiration.  I took oodles of photographs whilst I was there, so I thought I’d just pick a random arty shot for this category! (Bonus points if you know which film this piece of scenery is from)

Something I made

A close up of the vintage school desk I revamped last month.

Changing seasons

Autumn is definitely here, and the leaves are just starting to flush from green at Kew Gardens.  I plan to go back in the next few weeks to see what should be a spectacular display of reds, yellows and oranges as all the leaves start to change before they fall.

Doodles/drawings

Once upon a time my art teacher did a lovely charcoal portrait of me.  I have it pinned up in my studio, and here’s a close up.

Motifs: music

Music doesn’t play much of a part in my life.  I never know what’s in the charts, and really I rarely listen to music at all (I prefer audio books when I’m at work, or silence).  I do love to see music on paper though, there’s something very attractive about those notes all down in black.  I have some vintage sheet music in my studio which I use every now and then to cover books, so I chose that as my subject for this photo.

Jenna over at Timballoo is our host for October, so please pay her a visit in the next few days to find out what the topics will be.

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I’m a bit late choosing my favourites this time round, but here they are…

Inspiration

Ruth’s rather dramatic shot caught my eye for this category, I wonder if I’d ever be brave enough to do something like this?

Something I made

Sally’s cherry print clipboard is my favourite this time round, and I’m pleased to see she did get it done (whatever the method!) 🙂

Summer

I thought Ruth’s beautiful shot of a field in Chamonix was simply stunning, and welcome relief from the seemingly non-stop rain we’ve had here in the UK so far this summer.

Holiday

Margot’s photograph of Dartmoor in November captures the cold winter light beautifully.

But Rachel’s shot of Amroth beach is joint winner this time (again, I’m attracted by the light!).

Childhood

This was by far the easiest favourite to choose because Scrabble reminds me so strongly of my dad.  I loved playing Scrabble with him, even though he usually won, and I have a lot of fond memories of it.  Thank you to Ruth for this photo, I love it.

Thanks so much for taking part this month, it’s been lovely as always to see what you’ve chosen to post 🙂

Sally is our host for the CPSH in July so click here to see what topics she’s chosen, and I could do with someone volunteering for August so please shout out if you’re interested!

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