Monday, October 12, 2009

Breaking the silence!


Hello!

Yet again I have broken my promise to post more frequently, so do forgive me. It's been a very busy summer indeed and a very busy post-summer too.


Let's see if you can guess where Mr.P will be for the next year ...


Have a few clues.


It's home to a famous castle:






Well, it was before the castle was destroyed and replaced with a mansion house instead.





It's also home to the Paul Smith flagship store:








(very very nice inside...but I'd better not post the photos, as I wasn't really allowed to be taking any)




And its most famous (fictional) inhabitant wore a hat very similar to the one which Mr. Pigeon is modeling:






Just imagine the bow, arrows and feather in his hat- I didn't have the time or desire to make any!





While you're pondering the answer, there is other exciting news. Do you remember the last post? The one where we met Amy Butler? Well, on one of the handouts were details about a competition. Entrants had to make something with Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabrics for the chance to win fabric and patterns galore. How could I not take part with a prize like that?



This was the design I came up with after a few failed attempts, many discarded feet and a lot of needle-related injuries:





And last week I received an e-mail to tell me that this little elephant was one of the winners!


This unexpected news was greeted with a celebratory sprint around the room...then a cup of tea and a nice sit down to recover from the excitement.


No doubt some photos of the goodies will follow when they arrive :-)

14 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Nelly the Elephant, she is cute, if she is a she.......

trasha said...

Oh you very, very, very clever and talented Charlie Pigeon you! Your elump is gorgeous and a deserved winner.

dottycookie said...

I'm not surprised you won!

Has Mr P taken up elephant riding yet? Best keep his bow and arrows well hidden in case he gets a taste for safari ...

two hippos said...

What a wonderfull elephant, no wonder you won!! Hope your enjoying Robin Hood counrty too.

Gina said...

Congratulations! What a fab elephant... just the thing for Mr P to ride around Nottingham?

mise said...

Ah, Nottingham! I imagine Mr Pigeon will take to wearing lace?

Country Cottage Chic said...

Mr P will get jealous of the elephant winning prizes!!
Congrats!

Jayne

Ticking stripes said...

So do tell what Mr P is going to be doing in my home town! (P Smith shop is great isn't it - I don't buy the clothes I just go in and admire the building and the way everything is displayed!

Ticking stripes said...

Just thought - Mr P will be very happy - there are an awful lot of (far less attrative) Mr Ps in Nottingham!

Moogsmum said...

Oh wow Charlie!! What a fantastic and well deserved win - your little elly is absolutely gorgeous!

So, now that you're in Nottingham I hope you have a plentiful supply of green tights ;)

Don't know if you've been there yet but The City of Caves under the shopping centre in Nottingham is well worth a visit.

xxx

Muddling Through said...

Yay! I love your elephant. Congratulations on winning a prize! Yippee! Hope there's something good for Mr. P.
Loving his Robin Hood cap. :)

Manoute said...

Congratulations! A well deserved prize! Your elephant is very cute :o)

silverpebble said...

Oh hurray hurray! You clever lady! He's a very lovely elephant indeed. What are you going to be up to in Nottingham?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow Charlie! That's fantastic news about your elephant! Although I'm not surprised you were a winner - she's gorgeous!

Lucy x