35. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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I have finished my October Napkin, and I loved every minute of the zillion hours it took to make.

You can find links explaining each day’s entry here: Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

All of my work is numbered, this is piece 611.

I have made three other napkins. They are for May and June and November, 2014.

The June Napkin (552) was exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London.

Thanks to everyone who made comments during the making of my napkin, I enjoyed reading them and appreciate your support.

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34. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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Just a few more gaps to fill.

I am using some bits from ‘Selected Cautionary Verses’ by Hilaire Belloc, which I love.

This edition was published by Penguin in 1968, and was totally ruined by a leak in our window (along with my beloved ‘Flat Stanley’). It was already in a pretty rough state, even before the months of rain. Now, as my sister would say, it is absolutely minging!

The first one is taken from a poem called ‘The Garden Party’, and the second from ‘The Lion’.

The rich arrived in pairs, And also in Rolls Royces; They talked of their affairs, In loud and strident voices.

And indeed they do…

The Lion, the Lion. he dwells in the waste, He has a big head and a very small waist; But his shoulders are stark, and his jaws they are grim, And a good little child will not play with him.

I am hoping to show you the finished napkin later today.

On a different subject, I would like two artist/maker bloggers do do a blog hop with me. Please read this, and let me know ASAP if you are interested. Thank you. No pressure xx.

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33. Napkin Diary For October 2014

 

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I intended to sew this onto my May Napkin, but it wouldn’t fit.

Very satisfying that it fits so perfectly here.

A little nod to the big city.

On a different subject, I would like two artist/maker bloggers do do a blog hop with me. I would appreciate you considering it, as I am having no luck finding people. Please read this, and let me know ASAP if you are interested. Thank you. No pressure xx.

32. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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I have finished my month of napkin entries, so I am filling up the spaces.

I have decided to add ‘Daddy’.

I almost added the word twice during the month, once for Michael Payne and then again for Alan Henning, so I’m glad I can fit it in.

 

On a different subject, I would like two artist/maker bloggers do do a blog hop with me. Please read this, and let me know ASAP if you are interested. Thank you. No pressure xx.

31. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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Friday, 17th October

Carol, on the BBC weather, was talking today about Britain In Bloom.

The flowers growing around my napkin, either come from Julia’s colouring book, or from ‘Maisy’ by the brilliant Lucy Cousins (published by Walker Books).

 

On a different subject, I would like two artist/maker bloggers do do a blog hop with me. Please read this, and let me know ASAP if you are interested. Thank you. No pressure xx.

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29. Napkin Diary For October 2014

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Wednesday, 29th October

SPOILER ALERT FOR CHILDREN

HouseElf1’s tooth came out today. She now has three baby teeth left. She turns twelve in November.

She said “Do you think the tooth fairy gives money to people who don’t believe?”

“Probably not,” I say.

She smiles and starts to write her letter.

Every time a tooth falls out, she writes a letter to the tooth fairy. What is your name? What do you do with my teeth? How big are you? That sort of thing. Her dad always replies with the most ridiculous answers. When I finally get this house sorted out, and I find everything, I will add these letters to this post.

HouseElf2 had a full set of adult teeth at the age of nine. The dentist said this is highly irregular. He was pretty hairy and his voice had broken before he left primary school, and he is an August baby, so the youngest in the year.

When he was about six, he found an envelope with his name on it. It was foolishly on top of his ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ videos. He opened it, because, “It was addressed to me.” Inside was a tooth he had recently lost. So he knew at an early age about the Tooth Fairy, and successfully kept his promise not to spoil it for others.

 

If you want to see the rest of this napkin, click on 611 to the right.