Friday, 18 January 2013

Very Cold Week

I don't need to tell you how cold a week it has been seeing as most of the UK is under a covering of snow. I think the lowest temperature we got in E. Yorks was -9 degrees C yesterday.

The washing line has looked like this all week

There have been some glimpses of blue sky and sun and I have rather similar pictures as seen on Green Rabbits blog with the scribbly patterns on the sky

If only the sun had stayed out longer to defrost inside the house as it's been really chilly in here and I've bought another electric blanket and more long johns this week. I have got through 3 electric blankets whilst living in this cold house.

Frosty patterns have been everywhere and I think I had frozen inside windows last year and it's no different this year, but they are quite interesting. I have boosted the contrast to show the texture. They look a bit tree like or those ice sculptures of angel wings.

So have I managed to make anything this week with such cold hands and feet. Yes, sort of. I'm trying to make a quirky cat doll and this was the first prototype.

As you can see it's a bit rubbish although I do want it to have a big out of proportion head but I'm not quite there yet.

Prototype two was created with longer legs and its a bit easier on the eye but I'm still experimenting.

When I get a result I'm happy with I'm going to call them Cooking Cats as they will have little pinnies on.

Keep as warm as you can this weekend! I think the snow is on the way tonight.


Rustic Vintage Country said...

I'm quite envious in a way of your frosty windows, takes me back to when I was a little girl and used to wake up to frosted windows and was totally fascinated by all the patterns and shapes. Suzy x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

We have snow Sally, I' m unhappy to report!!
Your frosty photos are lovely but not what you want inside your house.
Blue skies have been in short supply this week making it very difficult to photograph anything.
Looking forward to seeing these cats progress. Cooking cats ~ love it! :) Though knowing cats I dread to think just what they'd cook! ;)
Have a great weekend Sally and keep warm,
V xxx

Louise said...

Freezing here too, may have to fill a hot water bottle. Like the cats. love their little pinnies