Friday, February 10, 2012

A Fabulous Friday Feeling

What began here as a snippet of an idea, pulled from fiction, sketched and pondered over, now has 'legs'.  It is a fabulous moment in any design process when the idea begins to take on a life of its own.  I think authors must feel the same thing when a character they create begins to suggest dialogues and situations that had previously not been part of the initial plot.

prototype, February 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes
The antlers now are beginning to break out of the tight little ellipses that I had originally assigned them.  They meander with purpose.  It has further to go yet, but it is on its way.

prototype, February 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes
Elsewhere today, I am delighted and honored to be Mumsnet 'blog of the week'.

Hybrid Handmade, Mumsnet Blog of the Week, 10-16 February 2012

For those of you that aren't aware of the phenomena that is Mumsnet in the UK, this article on goes some way to explaining just how powerful the site that Justine Roberts and Carrie Longton set up in 1999 has become.

The Mumsnet Bloggers Network is a rather fabulous place.  I have discovered some great new blogs through the network.  I love Onefeistymama's posts.  Her writing is shot straight from the hip. She is honest, funny and engaging.  Over on the housewithnoname, Emma Lee-Potter delivers a range of book reviews, personal anecdotes and her own unique view on topics in the media and I can thank apuppetopera for introducing me to the joys of the This American Life podcast.

There, that should be enough links to last you all weekend!

Bon Weekend mes amis!


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning House With No Name, Cari-Jane. And I am so pleased to have discovered your site too. Your photographs are beautiful - a real treat to look at. And we've got France in common too!

  2. ooooo, congrats!!! wonderful news! love where the antlers are taking you.

    will check out mumsnet bloggers network for sure. have a great weekend.

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  4. haha... the world is so small! thanks for letting me know, and I didn't know that your work in an architectural firm! have a lovely Sunday! Plus, this necklace is really awesome!



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