Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rock Star

Recently I was commissioned to make some felted sticks of Rock as a novelty for a local Gallery/Café/Cake shop that will hopefully be opening soon.

For those of you that don't really know what 'Rock' is, there is a great explanation here





The photograph I chose for my labels is St Leonards Pier, unfortunately the Pier was cut in half during the Second World War as protection against invasion and the remains were removed in 1951.


Our SP12 Hostess has asked us a question for week 2:

For week two the question is: As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?


As a child our family holiday every year was spent at Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton. As toddlers we were left in the nursery, and as soon as we were old enough we joined the Beaver Club, and enjoyed all the various activities laid on.
One of my favourite activities was rollerskating and as soon as I was old enough to roam free on my own I would be waiting for the Rollerskating Rink to open. If I went through my box of photographs I know I would find a picture of me skating, but you will have to make do with this one of me in some kind of Beauty Contest (number 16) for the time being.


The swimming pool always sticks in my mind as a novelty, it had windows along one side so you could see people swimming from the street, this wasn't a main road, just a street within the camp!

Aprés Surf has slowed a little while I concentrate on college homework, although I have caught the Moebious bug and cast on for one earlier, I was a little scared it was going to be too small so frogged it and will re-cast on with a few more stitches, and see what happens!

I also recieved a lovely card and fridge magnet from my secret pal this week (waves!) Hello Secret Pal! Thankyou!

9 comments:

Marianne said...

I like your felted Rocks! I found the real 'Rocks' quite interesting! sweet!

I just love that photo!

peri said...

You rock!! Ha ha. Seriously though - love it!!

Cute photo - our childhood holidays were crap - we went away once when I was 7 and apart from that my Dad played golf and went horseriding whilst we waited at home for him - lovely. Sometimes he'd take us to Littlehampton Fair or to visit relatives but that was about it.

Heather said...

Love the sticks of rock! You have captured the lurid pinkness brilliantly :-)

Good luck with the homework, see you next week.

Bobbi said...

Thanks for sharing the photo. The things we did as kids! Would you even consider a beauty contest today? For the record, I was Miss Deland Park when I was 5.

Caroline said...

Brilliant rocks - rather nicer than the real thing I think.

Simmyb said...

OMG I love those sticks of rock - they're so cool. Clever you.

BTW I worked at Butlins in Clacton one summer before college (maybe 1980) what a place. Crumbling by then but fun.

Mrs Woman said...

/Applauds at pretty sticks of rock.

Wow, they're brill! The red writing at the ends and the nice old pic really sets 'em off. Cherry on the cake? Ah, label on the rock I s'pose...

Hi de hi camperrrrs! I would've loved going to a Butlins or Pontins when I was little. We got Runabout tickets for days out by train instead. Bolton market, here we come... :P

Seahorse said...

I love the rock, how funky!

TutleyMutley said...

Love that rock! Rock on!