Friday, 9 October 2009

My Friday

Last week Thaya of Beatnik Bazaar tagged me. The task? To show what Friday looks like here.

First up, a great big giant cup of Skinny coffee.

Next, got Emile's bed outside (as per his request - he stands in the spot and stares at the ground until I get the 'hint').

The sun arrived, as predicted.

Got a load of laundry into the machine first thing, so that I could wash another load and get it dry. These are old woollen coats, now in pieces, that I'm hoping to print on and make bags and things from.

Took advantage of the first warm day in ages to block the collar of a new cardigan. Vintage pattern and vintage wool.

Finished sewing up a bunch of notebook covers.

Swept the house out. It was only after we moved here that I realised that this is where dust is made. Probably should have damp mopped as well, but got bored.

Salt River market for veggies! This week the yams were all individually labelled as "Yam" - with post-its.

Fresh peas, broad beans, and some of those green things. I forget what they're called, but they're really good diced and cooked in stock with potatoes. Also, a rolling pin, for printing. This one is made from a solid piece of wood, instead of having the handles glued in, and it's heavy. Strangely enough, bought at the gas place, not the market.

Lunch. Scrambled egg and pea sandwiches. Really wanted bacon and egg, but the shop was out of cooked bacon. Compensated by cooking the peas in lots of butter and adding cheese.

A bit of real work: started cutting a custom lino block for someone to print with.

Finished off a repeat pattern that someone else will have printed up and make dresses from!

Sanded down a blackboard I painted in spare moments last week. Made from an old picture frame.

Cut card inners for the notebook covers.

And finally, a bit of scampering.

What I didn't do: make the bed, get glass for the kitchen window, cut linings for bags. Oh, well.


mjb said...

Your dog is adorable! And I'm excited to see more of that repeat and the dresses :)

daisy janie said...

Ooooh, I'd like to come to work with you for a day! My hours are not nearly as fun or colorful, although it all seems familiar in a way. Love Emile, his bed and his demands. They know where to be when the sun comes through!

CrowNology said...

Oh my goodness.
I wish I had your stamina! I don't get that much done in a week...
Love the photos.

beatnik said...

Talk about productive!!! Thanks so much for doing this fun post! Loves it all xxx

lula cat said...

This post has made me feel nothing but guilt..I knocked off at 3pm last Friday! The photos are lovely, if people ever saw what I got up to in one day they'd think I was on holiday all the time!!

char said...

Now that's what I need, more productivity and less procrastination! Discipline discipline, that's what I need. Thanks for the motivation.

Ruby in the Dust said...

wow, what a friday! I hope you slept in on Saturday :) Yams must be pretty special there in Salt River to justify individual post its!

Pinktulip said...

That's quite a full day! The sort of day I would like to have more often, but seldom manage. Emile (very suitable name - he looks like an Emile!) looks like a guy with a lot of character! That market looks like heaven to me! And your sandwich even better! Who cares about making the bed and sweeping the floor when there are so many fun things to do!

painted fish studio said...

what a great day! i am envious... especially when i'm reading about your day while i am a work.

Lana said...

I can't believe you did all of that in one day, I am so envious! Thanks for the super inspiring post!

Heather Moore said...

Such a busy day, and such lovely pics. Really enjoyed that,and looking forward to chocolate french toast with you this Friday!

beatnik said...

I didn't tag poor Heather cos I know she gets tags like these all the time! I thought she would've threatened to throw tea at me or something heh heh....but Heather, if you do feel you'd like to...we'd love to see your friday :)

Colleen Mulrooney said...

wow - are there more hours in a day in cape town than there are in jozi? thats a jam packed day, I could do with one of those!