Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Hint #1 - If you Swallow a Pin.

My third grade teach Mrs Beamish once gave us a lecture on why you shouldn’t hold pins in your mouth. The lecture involved a diagram of a head and oesophagus with the heart placed at the base of the tube where perhaps the stomach should be. The pin would travel down your throat and stab you straight in the heart.
Here is a remedy I found in case you should swallow a pin. It is from a book called the Sunday companion dated August 18th 1894.

If You Swallow a Pin.

Drink one and a half grains of tartar emetic in a little water and immediately afterwards drink the whites of six eggs.

These two ingredients will coagulate upon the stomach, envelope the pin and bring them up.

There you go. Helpful hint Number One. I thought it best to put the most urgent first.

Thursday, 7 August 2008


I am interstate for a few weeks making some models for a film production. I haven't really been here before and its been lovely so far, everyone is very friendly and the work is going well. It means I am hold with craft activities for a bit which is a shame as I was really getting in the swing of it. I'll just have to save up my ideas for when I get back.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Does a Bear Sit in the Woods

I just finished a mobile that has been in the pipeline for sometime but I have been distracted getting all my labels and rubber stamps made to pack things up with, and haven't been able to make the rest of my first series of mobiles. So here it is. Its called Does a Bear Sit in the Woods. I gave the Homing Pigeon Mobile to my brother for his birthday but will make a new one to sell on my little etsy site.

Windy Friday

I finished the blanket and it came up great, it has pale blue cotton flannelet on one side and cotton flowered fabric on the other with a red piping. I am quite happy with it. It is a little bit wiggly but pretty perfect, I hope the baby likes it too.