Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tinker's Bum

Morning folks...I fear that I may be suffering from an affliction that goes way back to the days of wooden boilers long before central heating turned us into a bunch of softies with each and every room in the house toasty and warm...yes if you wanted to keep warm it meant sitting right next to the coal fire ending up with red mottled marks all over your legs otherwise known as Tinkers Legs....in my case I fear I may have Tinker's Bum...difficult to make an accurate diagnosis unless you have eyes in the back of your head but considering that part of my anatomy has taken up residence slap bang on top of the cubbyhole radiator of late...it's probably looking rather flushed right now but that's our little secret and a small price to pay for being toasty.  Oh dear me...it ain't half chilly...-8 here most mornings and even with 2 pairs of gloves...morning strolls = rather tingly fingers but why am I surprised...after all it's Winter and if we hark back to last year you could say we've been let off lightly so far.
But enough of my anatomy problems...I've been getting to grips with the demo and workshop samples....technically WORK but after a couple of days of indulging myself with mucky mediums...
 it definitely makes you feel like a kid let loose in the "mucky play area" at the nursery...apologies that I can only share some sneaky peeks for now...

and time to get to work on that old Liquorice Allsorts tin...needs one more coat of paint...
before it gets a fun make-over with a technique I'll be using at one of our "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" days and before you put 2 and 2 together and come up with 5...we won't be decorating an old sweetie tin...having to eat my way through loads of tins of sweeties in the name of art is way beyond the line of duty for even my sweet tooth...
just the teeniest itty bitty sneaky peek
and finally this little guy is next in line for a paint job...
and I think he may just be getting a make-over with the scrummy delicious Ribbon Girl DT goodies that popped through my letterbox recently...I've completely lost track of the one day work/one day play regime...who would have thought that WORK could be so much fun.

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
- George Halas

See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

Debbi Glennie said...

ok tmi about yer bum thanks lol
sneaky peeks are looking good
Debz
x

May said...

O dear Kath I do hope you dont have a cornbeef bottom, Thats what my mum would say if we sat up the lum!!!! Those sneeky peeks look very interesting & lovely can't wait to see what Mr Bassett tin will look like x x Woke up this morning to little sunny Eastbourne covered in snow approx 4", Can I borrow your Ski's Kath!! Have a lovely Sunday, Hugs May x x x

kathleen said...

Morning Kath.Can't wait to see the finished results of your project.Me and Hubby were just saying the other day you don't often see mottled legs any more but i never saw a mottley bum.Watch you don't get chilblains.
Have a great day.
kathleen x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Laughing about your Tinkers bum problem Kath (sorry)!

We had 4inches of snow last night . . . my 2 chickens don't reckon much to it I can tell you! Well, they are Southern Softies! xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Kath you never fail to make us smile...we all plonk our bums on the radiator till it burns just about 'branding' ourselves! so your not on your own...sneaky peeks look awesome already!...hope you & Buddy have fun in the snow...Mel :)...I check in everyday & hadn't realised i'd not clicked your FOLLOWERS button so here goes... :)

Karen said...

Your sneaky peeks look very intriguing and can't wait to see the finished goodies! Never heard of Tinker's Bum - with my mam it was always you'll get piles - which I think is worse lol Karen x

Paula (PEP) said...

ooooh - freezing frostbite fingers fumbling over the keyboard........ now if you'd seen the little slinky whippet sitting with his bum on the sleeping furry retriever lab in Abergavenny last month you'd have looked twice too - he definitely had the right idea but it looked so funny.
Have a brilliant day.
Looks like I need to learn about different mediums next.........
Paula (PEP)

lilyf said...

Sneaky peeks look really good Kate. No sneeky peeks of your bum Kath please.

Sylvia x said...

my mum used to tell us to move away from the fire or we would have legs like "corned beef".

I am intrigued as to what you are going to be doing to the bassetts pot...do hurry up and reveal all...lol

Sylvia xx

Pamela said...

When I saw the pot of paint I thought you'd lost the plot Kath! I thought the cubby hole was having a make over back in the middle of your heavy work schedule! So relieved it was only a Bertie Bassett tin getting a paint job.

Lee said...

Love the way you make me laugh,brightens my day every time,but can i see Buddy please love the see him snuggled up having a snooooze lol.We must be the only county in England NOT to have the white stuff YET lol.Hope yer bum isn't tooo burnt.

Love your sneeky peeks.Oh,btw thank you so much for you lovely comment on my PBSC card as i didn't post it till 7pm Friday.Big Snuggly Huggles xx Big Snuggly Cuddles for Buddy.xx

lynne said...

It was always'Tinkers Tartan'legs I was told I would get. I can sympathise with your problem Kath... when I visit my Dad and the coal fire is on the first thing I do is heat my bum so it's probably tartan too!

loftylass said...

Oh Kath I was getting excited... I have some tins that need revamping, however I'm looking forward to seeing what you reveal. Have fun and stay warm.
Hugs
Heather
x

Sue said...

Hi Kath
i use to lay in front of the gas fire me dad would slap me legs down as they would go all red, lol. lovely sneaky peaks, no snow here, sue,x

Kat said...

It was tartan legs we used to talk about in Stirlingshire. Long time since I've had them lol. No coal fire here sadly.

Love the sneaky peeks. Bit disappointed you don't need my help to eat sweeties though.

Kat xx

Katina said...

Your sneak peeks are so tantalising! Can't wait to see the finished items.

Oooh, I'd forgotten all about the mottled legs from coal fires. When I was little I would stare in amazement at ladies with this peculiar pattern on their legs, lol!
xx

pooky said...

Hmmmmmm..not sure about the bum thing...don't show us...lol. All these sneek peeks looks so intriguing. Can't wait to see. I love you creations. Hope it gets warmer for you in your neck of the woods!

butlersabroad said...

Tinkers bum!! You do make me laugh!! Mind you don't get chilblains on your bum, chum!

Hugs
Brenda

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