Just watching puffins

I really meant to join in Eskimimi makes’ Knitting and Crochet blog week. I’ve had the button in my sidebar for quite some time. I’ve even half prepared a few of the posts ready for this week. Instead I have hit a creative curve. I have so many creative ideas buzzing in my head that I need to attend to. Instead I’ll do my best to visit some of the blogs that are joining in.

One creative distraction involves the little needlefelt puffin picture. I blame my daughter. Due to her weekend homework, we stumbled across Puffincam, up in Shetland. I can now sit at my desk working, while puffins and guillemots sun themselves on the rocks, hundreds of miles away, and I can see  them. Love it. Another place that I would love to go one day. Naturally I felt (hee, hee) inspired to make a puffin.

Other distraction is the much needed new sign for the house. Delivery men complained that they couldn’t read the old one anymore. They’re right. It is a bit weather battered now. I would never class myself as a painter, but I do love crafting the house sign. Still work in progress, but I’m adding glitter to the dragonfly wings. I will varnish the whole surface, so hopefully the glitter will not be washed away by the rain, as two members of the family suggested.

Also started a new knitting project, which is almost finished. More about that later.

I’m off to watch the puffins. If you are posting as part of knit and crochet week, let me know, so that I can pop over and see what you are up to.

6 thoughts on “Just watching puffins

  • Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 10:42 am

    **I must not click puffincam link, I don’t need any distractions today!**
    Love your house sign sneak peek, glitter sounds a great idea.

    oops, think I might have clicked it … the washing basket is sitting giving me the evil eye now 😉

    • Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Oh I wondered why my washing basket was sitting there! 😀 Not a lot happening today on the Puffincam, so you should be safe to click. The first time I went on it, there were two adorable puffins in the burrow on cam1. I was hooked! Love the way they walk!

  • Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    That sounds like a fun, safe pastime……..puffin-watching……….maybe I could puffin-watch while I crochet, you never know it may increase my speed. The little needlefelt puffin is sweet, and what a fab idea……painting your own house sign. x

    • Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Putting it like that, it does sound a safe pastime! Not to be found on a list of dangerous sports! On the other hand, needlefelting a puffin in front of a really interesting TV program is much more hazardous and can end in tears. 😕 Still probably doesn’t make it onto the list though.

    • Sunday 29 April, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      No, I haven’t. I shall definitely check it out. The puffins have been out at sea most of the time, so out of view. I guess it will become more interesting when they start to lay eggs.

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