SOOOOO, I'd better just get on and open with that, and work down to the dramatic windy pictures of coastline, ducks and blue tits.
(Yellow text is it now, Blogger - yep ok, whatever)
So - this is what you get -
4 drilled shells, 7 sea glass pebbles (undrilled), 1 little black pebble, a widdle black birdie, 4 ceramic spacers, a little bag of mixed wood Indian beads, 2 clay bezels, 1 kiln fired penny on a bail, 1 toothy claw, or clawy tooth, 3 drilled pebbles and one drilled sea clay pebble, 3 handmade bamboo beads, 1 toof, 1 hand, 1 foot - and a pigger's snout.
So, how do you get your clammy paws on this lot? Shall I make you wait, and tell you at the end of the post, just so that I can be sure you stick around to see my pictures? Yeeeeeah - treat 'em mean and all that.
The week before last, I chose a particularly wild and windy day to go down to Lynmouth Beach to look for shells. It was buggering freezing, so I'm glad I came back with plenty, and some nice bits of driftwood.
Don't expect to see ducks by the sea, but there's loads of them down there. There was a cormorant hanging around as well, but he bobbed off before I could get close enough.
I went over to Valley of the Rocks afterwards, having wildly optimistic ideas of finding a beach full of fossils that I could send over to my rock hound bud , Janet. Yeah, maybe not.
No, Devon hasn't turned into the video set of Bowie's Ashes to Ashes, I've just been titting about with photoshop again.
So, sorry Janet, but not with these knees! It didn't feel like a terribly sensible place to be tottering about in high winds.
When I got home, this girly followed me in out of the cold-
Bless her, the poor soul's been rather more hooty than usual since the demise of Big Dada.
My other little tweety friends have been going doo-lally for their morning toast, nuts - and now buttered hot cross buns!
I get more like Snow White every day!! Yes, that IS a huge joke!!!! I can hear you all ('all' hark at me! Like there's hundreds of you!!) scoffing and making derisive noises!!
So - having trawled through that lot, you want to get down to the juicy, do ya?
Well now, contrary to the wise Fanci's thoughts, oh, but I'm a disobedient puppy - my thought is to invite ideas for new supply beads like the ones in the giveaway. Now this is where it gets good - because whoever wins, will also get some of their bead design once they're made. What do you reckon - good, eh, eh?? If it's too difficult to choose from the myriad suggestions that I'm obviously going to get, then all names will get written on bits of paper, scrunched up, and thrown on the floor - and it'll be for him to pick a winner !
This is no ordinary moggie, I'll have you know. He's a man of great refinement, who tries hard to live only on tiger prawns and smoked salmon!!
So there it is - that's the deal. How long shall I give you? Lovely Janet is running her very generous giveaway for another week, I think, so for those of you who miss out on that one, there's always the chance of winning this rare gift!! Let's say the closing date will be 1st February.
Good luck, and I look forward to hearing some wild and grotesque ideas!!
Welcome to my new members, LuAnn, Heidi, Bobbi and Kala. Have you all arrived at these parts via the good ship Fanciful Devices? Gawd bless her!