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snapshots of my week – 3rd may

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wow, it’s may already! i have actually been productive this week, unlike last week where i did very little.

i found my old 28mm vintage lens (which i took yesterdays outfit post with, and all of these) and with the crop factor on my 450d equates it to about 45mm, close enough to 50mm (heard of a ‘nifty fifty’?) for my needs. 50mm lenses are often called normal lenses, because they’re very close to what the human eye sees and has quite a good range when it comes to field of view. if you want to read a little more about crop factor & look at a useful comparison chart, click here. i can only use manual focus with it, but i’ve always preferred that anyway, and i think i might be using this lens from now on instead of the one that came with my camera.

crystal heart on purple
vintage butterfly brooches on purple background
three dice on purple background

i sorted through my little jewellery pot and found these little bits & bobs i forgot i had! a little crystal heart, two butterfly brooches (how did i forget about these? i love them!) and 3 dice. i don’t know why the dice were in with earrings and brooches, but they were a nice little surprise!

yellow peony photo taken using freelensing technique

pink flower photo taken using free lensing technique

i remembered about free lensing. these were the only two that were somewhat decent, but i’m going to practice so i can take more. there’s a wonderful post about free-lensing on a beautiful mess.

hand painted stick in metallic blue, baby pink and yellow

i painted a stick. i know that doesn’t sound interesting but it’s a nice relaxing thing to do, plus it’s a free bit of decor for your house. always finding nice sticks when i’m out for walks, so i’m sure i’ll be painting some more soon.

and i made lots of pom poms! there’ll be a super quick DIY up next week.

pink handmade pom pom on turquoise blanket

it’s national stationery week!

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did you know it’s national stationery week? do you love stationery? i most definitely do.

if you have any favourite stationery shops, let me know in the comments so i can check them out!

something arrived in the post this morning from my ever favourite present & correct, what perfect timing! so i thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely bits with you. also, over the week there will be a couple more stationery and paper related posts and hopefully a diy/tutorial post.

national stationery week - polka dot bag and paper bag from present and correct
national stationery week - eraser from present and correct
national stationery week - polka dot bag from present and correct
national stationery week - labels and stamps from present and correct
national stationery week - stamps from present and correct
national stationery week - tickets and flash card from present and correct

snapshots of my week – 19th april

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as you may quickly be able to tell ..i didn’t do much this week. well, nothing really it was worth taking photos of and/or things i want to keep secret for now. got to have a little mystique, haven’t we?

i did however find some little blocks of wood at the weekend and painted on them. a 7, 8 (not pictured) and an exclamation mark that i didn’t paint the inside of as i liked the texture of the wood grain. i love painting and i really should do it more! i’ll make it a plan for the coming week.

photo of number seven painted on wood on blue background

photo of exlamation mark painted on wood on blue background

bracelet with coloured rings on yellow background

i found this bracelet when i was tidying, haven’t seen or worn it for years! i like when that happens, it’s like you have something new without having to spend a penny. i really like the pink and the two blues.

doily with illustration by caitlin shearer
paper doll illustration by caitlin shearer

i also found these (and lots of other) bits that caitlin shearer sent me years ago. they were still in the envelope i’d put them in to keep them safe when i moved here, so now i’m trying to find somewhere to put them.

blossom tree

i only went a couple times this week, one of those times was on wednesday. i saw this pretty blossom tree and snapped a photo on my phone. it was worth going out just to see that lovely tree. spring, yay!