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John Travolta, movie legend and aviation aficionado. Taken from a swanky watch advert (Breitling). Photographer uncredited.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Lucy, Nev, Joe and Vi

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You may remember a while back, I made some wedding invitations for Lucy and Nev. Well, soon the happy couple will be heading to New York to get hitched, and I haven’t finished recording the cards.

Over the next week I am going to be posting like crazy. Feel free not to read, it will be repetitive, and most likely boring to everyone but me, Lucy and Nev, and their guests. You can see the invitations at the very end of this post.

The cards were made from Lucy’s grandparents’ old anniversary cards. Sadly, they are no longer with us, and it was a lovely way to include them in the wedding. I thought it might be nice to show some pictures of the other happy couple, Joe and Vi.

Violet Lucy Bond and Joseph Robson Patterson were married on 27th January, 1945 at St. Peter’s Church, Stockton. The photo at the top of the post was taken on their wedding day. The lady on the left is Lucy’s Aunt Ellen (Vi’s sister), a WREN. The man on the right is Best Man, John Williams. They had been married for sixty-eight years when Violet passed away.

Violet was born on Kennington Park Road, London. I know this road well, it is very near my first London address. Vi and her siblings (she was the eldest) were displaced during the War, and Vi found herself with family in Stockton. Here, she met Joe.

Gran getting her photo taken the day she started 'on the buses' during WW2. During the blackouts, she walked infront of the bus with a torch!

Gran getting her photo taken the day she started ‘on the buses’ during WW2. During the blackouts, she walked in front of the bus with a torch!

Joe and Vi on honeymoon in Scarborough.

Joe and Vi on honeymoon in Scarborough.

Vi and Joe on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. I used this card for one on the invitations. You can see it here.

Vi and Joe on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. I used this card for one of the invitations. You can see it here.

I am holding a glass to both Joe and Vi, and, Lucy and Nev. I actually am. Chin Chin xxx

PS. The reason I took so long to write this post is that I really, really wanted to take a photo of Kennington Park Road. Day job, children, artwork, stuff, got in the way, but I will do it at some point.

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Sam Rollinson, who is not very right-wing. Good. Photo by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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This illustration-woman likes to play the violin. Taken from The Watchtower, March 1, 2015. Illustrator uncredited.

If You Are New Here: This project involves me sewing faces, from the obscene amount of junk mail that finds its way into my house, onto a big woollen blanket. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the junk mail was pushed through my letterbox. Or else it was inside of a newspaper. I will always credit photographers, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Without realising, I have sewn Amy Adams to this blanket most certainly twice, but possibly three times. Photo by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

f You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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This woman likes to do her shopping at John Lewis, maybe.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train. Photographer uncredited.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (Jan 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Charlotte Wiggins, who likes to eat her nan’s scouse straight from the pan, possibly. I, for one, know where she is coming from. Photo by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far.

If You Are New Here: This project started (Jan 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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