Friday, May 07, 2010

Hung parliaments and hanging wallpaper...

Both have been on my mind for the last day or so, whilst watching the fascinating (not something I ever thought I would say about politics!) election coverage last night, I was also browsing for THE wallpaper for my dining room. Found this site - www.wallpaperdirect.co.uk - some beautiful papers, easy to browse and they offer a shortlist function and they will send you samples if you want them, they also do paints and curtains etc, so making it much easier to end up with a co-ordinated room. However, that is not the way I work!! I start with a picture in my head of how the room should look, then have to spend weeks finding things that fit with that picture. The only definite decisions are that the red-brick fireplace is going to be painted white, and that I am going to have a very dramatic,wallpaper on the chimney breast. From such small beginnings are beautiful rooms made. Watch this space...

Back to the election for a moment, with stats like these: 5.9m votes gets labour 178 seats, 4.8m votes gets libdems 36 seats and Votes needed to get one MP: Lab: 33k, Con: 35k/seat; LibDem 126k/seat, Greens 200k. you have to think that perhaps it is finally time for some kind of electoral reform, although I can't see the big 2 going for it - why would they? They certainly wont gain by it...

One thing I have decided on, though, is my next crafting project. Can't say too much here as it's going to be a present for a member of my family, but I will treat you to the occasional sneak peak, just to keep you interested. Will post a pic of the finished item after it has been gifted.

Although I haven't done a lot of crafting recently, I do have a few pics to share with you: First of all, a couple of canvases for my front room

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A few cards:

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Some knitting, yes - I wield the occasional knitting needle...
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And finally, a clock made from an altered tin.

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2 comments:

Sue said...

Karen, Lovely creations.

Not at all happy it's a hung parliment, but like you say why would the two main parties ever agree to a reform of the voting sywstem.

Dianne said...

Wonderful work Karen!!