Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Chickens old and new

You may be bored of hearing about the demise of chickens chez Nevard.
A fox came into our garden sometime Saturday AFTERNOON and did away with two of the chickens - the newish Mrs Goggins and our oldest, largest and dearest Mrs Miggins. We do take lots of precautions to allow them to be free range - we have a fox watch which emits a horrible noise and foxes usually don't dare venture out during daylight hours. But it is breeding time and maybe they are taking a few more risks in order to feed their young. It paid off.
We ahve decided that as we do give a better quality of life we will continue to get battery chickens - besides which poor Miss Marple looks so lonely on her own - but will need to have them in the run a lot more.

Phil cheered us up by showing off his new chicken though... (just for Hazel!)
And there is a run on Saturday so the Eglu will be full and happy again.

Emrys turned 14 yesterday. He wanted to have pizza and a DVD - which is what we do every other Monday anyway! We watched the Bourne Conspiracy - we like a thriller in our house. Carys was shocked by the rude language... "carp" was said a few times. I'm not sure how she will react to ever seeing a 15 film. Bless.

i did a wee bit of crafting - actually turned out 4 layouts. I ahve been card heavy recently so it has been nice to do my Salt layout and another 3 for the Wemyss Bay holiday album. I finally did the title layout...
I was just going to sleep when I realised I had make a mistake. I was able to change it first thing this morning.
American Crafts Thickers and the paper is all Scenic Route Metropolis apart from the large circle which is Memory Makers.

This layout (removed for publication)
uses Scenic Route Metropolis again - a feature of this album (ooh get her) and is acutally quite similar to the first layout I did for it but I don't care. The arrows are all Grungeboard painted with Dabbers. Thickers have some £1 Hobbycraft gems on them.
And finally for now
MM Noteworthy papers, chipboard flowers from an old Self Addressed kit painted with Dabbers and Opal Dust, buttons and ribbon from stash and bling coould be Queen and Co or Fancy Pants bought from Imagine That (visit the spiffy new blog) anyway. Letter stickers are American Crafts - but not Thickers!


Hazel said...

Thanks, Phil, for allowing such a super photo of you and the chicken hat. Awww what a shame about the two chickens though. Love the LOs, particularly the last one - great shape.

Jens Place in Space said...

love your blog!

Anice said...

I always enjoy visiting your blog, not only for the fantastic craft creations but I always leave with a smile on my face as you share a little bit of your life with us..and it's such a great life. Thanks
Anice xx

SueH said...

I was so sorry to hear about the demise of your chickens Lythan, especially poor Mrs. Miggins. She was so lovely and I almost felt like she was family.

Beautiful LO’s as usual but I really love the one of Carys.

lisa said...

Enjoying having a read of your lovely blog as usual. My little Hollie has been reading and enjoying all your beautiful work too. We saw your fab LO of Carys and at the same time gave a big 'aaarrrhhhh'. Love it !!!
lis and hollie xx