4 July 2010

tomorrow's chip wrapper

yes it's true, my wee shed was shown in the Independent On Sunday!
Although, they used my picture without mentioning me at all, how rude I say?
Nevermind...it's kind of nice to know that who ever reads it, and liked the photo might think 'I wonder where that shed is? Hmm...'mystery! I like it.

I especially like the proximity of the word 'NEWS' to my shed picture, is there really nothing more important going on the world to use up this space? 
OOooooh no...because sheds are very serious business, and the finals are tomorrow (monday) and someone will be crowned 'shed owner of the year'! 

I have to say though, i don't think it is "the last bastion of masculinity" as men usually dominate the 'garage' area which is actually part of the house, even requiring planning permission...the shed is just for storing the junk they didn't want in the garage isn't it? anyhow, it would be nicer if men and women could just enjoy their sheds (or garages) together in harmony, but I suppose there's only room enough for one!!

apart from that...
 today we have been on a mission to make more things for our wedding, I can't really show you anything of it as it will be giving away a bit too much, so I'll save it for the big day (or sort of small day, is what we are marketing it as!)

but... look at these fishing lure light-pulls that Nao made today! It's like a cross between fine art and a philosophical revelation...we needed a light-pull, we own lots of useless junk (i mean treasures), and then the two somehow collided in a poetic duet of perfectness!

well done Nao X

another bit of purfectness...who seems to get a lot of mentions on this blog for doing very little...her Royal Highness, Duchess Laziness of East Dulwich. I like the way she just collapses in front of me, like just even standing was too tiring...however despite her best efforts, I don't think her life is that hard.

get up,... and catch some flies!
(only joking, you are paying your keep by making us smile everyday!)


  1. No mention? That's criminal. Congrats, and kisses to the Duchess.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  2. Awesome mention on the shed. I too had to share your lovely shed with the world so I get why they used it. Still, they really should give credit where it's due.

    Hope you win!

  3. Congratulations - a national newspaper! Wow! Love that light pull - we have a 2 quirky ones: one with an old brass plug on the end and one a vintage key. Much more interesting than the usual ones!

  4. Naughty, naughty Independent and fingers crossed for you today!

  5. Can't believe they didn't mention you?! Bad form... shed looks good though! Excited to hear about the wedding plans when you can reveal them :)

  6. Congratulations on your pic being in the national press, but agree that it's very rude not to have mentioned that the shed is yours. Who owns the copyright of the picture? xx

  7. Congrats on the newspaper! Fingers crossed for tomorrow! You maybe very surprised!!!!

  8. Wow congratulations! That's so exciting :) they should have given credit though!
    Just found your blog after someone recommended it to me and I lovvvve it. I'm your newest follower!

  9. Very rude indeed. But, I've had a look at the other shed of the year competition and I have a very good feeling about your shed (and it's the largest picture too.) Good luck!

  10. gha! I just inherited a whole lot of lures, I never even thought to use them as anything but fishing lures!
    (ok, dangley earrings did cross my mind quickly...)

  11. It would be rude for a blogger not to credit your photo, but for a national newspaper, it's a lot worse than that. You should get paid for their use of your photo - I think you should call them and ask about your fee! Not knowing much about copyright law in Britain, I'm still fairly certain they're not allowed to do this. This kind of behaviour from so-called professionals disappoints me!

  12. Ohhhh yes fishing lures I love them and what a great use, cheers katherine

  13. Lovely stuff! Do you want the original article from The Sun as I ripped it out?
    Leanne xox

  14. Can't wait to hear the results!

  15. well, I read about your shed over at Apartment Therapy. LOVE IT! Too bad here in Michigan 6 mos. a year the snow would be high and make it less than usable.... but it gives me ideas.

    love your blog!

  16. I love your blog and your sweet sewing shed! I found it on Apartment Therapy. Also, I believe I am the owner of the Duchess of Laziness' long lost brother - as he looks just like her and is quite exhausted most of the time as well. His life of leisure is extremely hard work. :-)

  17. Congratulations on the article in the paper, fingers crossed for you!