25. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Happy New Year, and a big thank you for your support, it is always much appreciated.

Have a great 2015,

Alison x

P.S. I will be having a Valentine giveaway on 14th Jan

 

Sunday, 16th November 2014

I set off for work very early this morning. It was the first wearing of my winter hat.

The picture was taken from ‘Picture Word Book’ by Lynne J Bradbury and illustrated by Lynn N Grundy. Ladybird Books, Loughborough, 1980.

 

New Visitors:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

24. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Thursday, 27th November

P.D. James died today.

 

If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

23. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Saturday, 22nd November

My non-smoking husband has asked me to look around charity shops for a pipe. He wants to send it to his friend in LA.

The picture was taken from ‘Picture Word Book’ by Lynne J Bradbury and illustrated by Lynn N Grundy. Ladybird Books, Loughborough, 1980.

 

If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

22. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Just grabbing a few hours to write a quick napkin post before I settle down with my son to enjoy the Harry Potter film. Trying to capture the sublime pleasure of reading the books together, when he was younger.

Monday, 24th November

I was watching a programme on BBC 2 called ‘Posh People: Inside Tatler’.

The Editor of Tatler, Kate Reardon, said her favourite quote (from Debrett’s Guide To Etiquette, I think), is “A gentleman is never rude unintentionally”. It made me laugh.

I cut the letters from a Paddington advert. It was in Time Out.

 

 If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

There is usually a bit of stitching involved. My mother was the most wonderful seamstress, as was my grandmother.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

Some of my work can be found in my shop.

Oh, and I have developed a penchant for making greetings cards from cereal boxes.

21. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Wednesday, 26th November

Happy Friday.

All Human Life.

I saw it on the bus today.

The letters were cut from Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Collection, Spy Publishing, 2007.

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If You Are New Here:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

20. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Friday, 21st November

I was watching Russell Howard’s Good News and Benjamin Zephaniah was on.

I like Benjamin Zephaniah.

He said that the world needs troublemakers.

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New Visitors:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.

19. Napkin Diary For November 2014

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Thursday, 20th November

“It’s the most terrifying day of your life, the day the first one is born. Your life, as you know it, is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk, and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life”

I feel the same way.

Lost In Translation, 2003, directed by Sofia Coppola.

I watched it this evening.

The Bill Murray character says it to the Scarlett Johansson character.

The letters were cut from Completely London, most were part of an illustration by Harry Malt/ Debut Art.

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New Visitors:

I like to make art from stuff nobody else wants. Stuff from the bin. Stuff with a secret history.

I absolutely never cut up books which could otherwise be read, or clothes which could otherwise be worn. Nor, do I erase the blemishes left by life. I cherish life’s blemishes.

A few years back, I bought six vintage linen napkins in a charity shop, for the meagre sum of two pounds. So far, I have turned three of my napkins into sewn diaries, using fast food leaflets, old magazines and books.

Each of my napkins represents a month, with a different entry for each day. For example, the day Lynda Bellingham died, I added the Oxo box from my kitchen cupboard.

November is my fourth napkin this year, the others are June, May and October. Some of them can be found in my shop.