Thursday, 30 June 2011

BATMAN!! Crafting a Batmobile...

Hello everyone, thank you for the support on the new home hunting! I will let you know how it all turns out...
Why I am I talking about batman you may ask??? Well I had a request from a lady to make a Fimo Batmobile from the 1989 move! Her husband is fond of the 1989 version of the car, and she wanted me to make a cake topper as as surprise for his 40th birthday.

I love a challenge and am always interested in making new items. I began looking at photos of the car to get all the details and the overall shape. Even You-Tube provided some good clips and would you believe people are even selling replicas of the car that you can drive!?

Here are some photos of the car, it is around 14cm in length. Made completely from fimo and handmade by me.
I tried to get the detail,it is hard to see in the photos but there are markings where the guns are etc lol

and one more photo of the back of the batmobile...

Here is a You tube video of the car and movie, I used this as inspiration!!! I havnt watched the movie, but I now love this car!
Here is a plastic model of the car, this one is gray,but the car is black and I wanted it to be true to the movie.
Hope you enjoyed this little trip down Batman memory lane....
See you again soon Priscilla xx

Saturday, 25 June 2011

House hunting....More changes!

House Hunting!!!
Hi everyone,
      I thought I would stop by and mention even more changes that are happening at Priscilla's Cottage. As some of you know I moved into this house around the time I started blogging 4 year ago! It was my first home and I have enjoyed living there. I have been thinking about moving for lots of reasons mainly just outgrowing where I am,but this week some things happened with neighbours, totally out of the blue, which have upset me and I am now eager and ready to move. I wont go into it,but it has made me finally be sure I would like to move and try somewhere new!

Is there something in the air? This week is a strange one.
So I am house hunting! I am still looking in my local area and I am quite excited. I have been to see a house I like and there is a little story I would like to share I will warn you now it is quite unbelievable and I am thinking there must be something in the air at the moment. Is there a planetary strangeness going on that I don't know about? any way here we go.....

I went to see a house I like, the estate agent I met couldn't tell me if it was long lease or not. I told him I wanted the house,he said he would ring to let me know about lease in the morning. As I was leaving another couple were coming to see the house. I rang the estate agent next morning, as he didn't ring me..... Just to be told the other couple wanted it too and have put an application in that morning and he is just waiting to hear if the landlady has accepted them!!!! I was not told about any forms and couldn't do anything until he rang me. I have been cheated out of my  perfect house! I have put forward a application anyway but don't have much hope as he has totally jumped over me, I am thinking he knew the couple....

I think something must be in the air this week as all sorts of strangeness has happened lol.... Do you ever get weeks like that?

But I am staying positive and looking forward to moving and all the changes that are on the cards at the moment. Who knows what 2011-2012 will bring!

 To stay hopeful I am looking at inspiring photos like this.  Just beautiful.
A garden is one of the reasons I cant wait to move, to create  a cottage garden is a dream of mine and to decorate like something in this photo below... ;)
I can  until next time I will say goodbye for now
Priscilla x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

New Beginnings! Teaching Assistant ;)

New start for me...

I have just begun a new part of my life. I have started a course to train as a teaching assistant at a local school and I am loving it! I applied for the course in Feb, and got a placement straight away but it has taken until May for the college to get things sorted and me in the school! So I started last week, three days a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.20pm.
This is a change in direction for me as most of you know I make and decorate cakes. I have done a lot of voluntary work over the last few years in museums and libraries, taking craft sessions and other groups where I really enjoyed helping children learn.

What finally made me look into a course was my back. I have a bad back and cake decorating was isincreasingly more a strain physically,although I will still do them part time and the school full time if I am lucky enough to get a job soon!

The course will take around 6 months and I can't wait to see what is in store for me! Yesterday we were practicing for 'sports day', Egg and spoon race,sack race and many others which I remember from my childhood. I am also making the fimo creations which are keeping me busy! So that is why I have been a bit absent lately.
I will still blog though and thank you to all my readers who have followed me this far and here's to more years and new beginnings!
Talk soon everyone
Priscilla xx

Books I have read and enjoyed

I am counting down..