Monday, 23 April 2012

Playing with Paper, Pianos and aPplique


On the Tea Potter, we did in fact go to a place that wasn't about the tea.  I had tea there anyway, but it was lunch time and we needed something to fill the gaps between the cake.  Enter Flat Planet.  They make these amazing flatbread pizzas that are to die for.  They just do.  They use clever things like harissa and rocket and "really expensive chorizo".  Their words, not mine.

I love it there.  And not just for the food.  When I took the tea potter crowd there for lunch we sat in the basement.  They have a piano, adorned with a "Play Me" sign and a book of 'Easy Shostakovich' pieces.  Just in case spontaneous pianistic inspiration is lacking.  


There's also a huge mirror where one can play pouty-photo-taking and jammy-internet-self-portrait-collecting if one is so inclined.  I was totally so inclined.  Witness the selection of photos on this page.


And when you've finished playing that game, you can persuade your friends to pose for "hilarious" pictures using the sign on the piano. Fortunately you remember in time that not everyone finds it so funny when you put these pictures on the internet.  Sadly I am possessed of no such inhibitions.


 I love finding dinky little places like this.  Food, photography and a place hidden from tourists.  And I love this Studio Calico circular grid.  It makes journalling all cool and interesting and that makes me happy inside. And the Echo-Park camera paper is a wonderful way of getting loads of really inexpensive camera icons.  All you need is a pair of scissors, one sheet of patterned paper and a couple of foam squares to pop up the lens!


Kisses xxx

P.S. The title in this page was inspired by Amy of Amy Tangerine's 'Crafty' reverse applique T-shirt.  Sadly I cannot find a picture of this anywhere on the internet.  Buy it's cool and I love the stitched-around look with a different pattern peeping through from behind.  Works on fabric, works on paper :D

13 comments:

  1. My jaw about dropped when I saw your page in my reader!!! Your talent never cease to amaze me Miss Smith!!! and I am not saying it lightly either!!!

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  2. Wonderful layout Miss Smith......the small photos and all the confetti....perfect!

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  3. FAntastic page!!! LOVE the pop up bitty camera- great touch on a wonderfully graphic and unique project.

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  4. This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I am totally going to use this page for inspiration!

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  5. SOOOOO amazing! I love everything about this!

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  6. Wonderful LO and I very much admire your skill with a craft knife to cut out that title. The slightly offset squares to give a border on two sides is a nice subtle touch (or was that down to photo cropping LOL?)

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  7. Fantabulous page! VERY original and fun!

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  8. Superbly done and visually great to look at - and clearly a place to return to!

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  9. Love it! A fun layout for a fun outing.

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