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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Goodbye for now...

I realised today that it has been over a month since I posted on this blog. What with moving to a new town, starting a very intensive PGCE course (postgraduate certificate of education) and making new friends, I have not had time for crafting, let alone time to blog about it!

So, for now, I think it is time for me to put Heron's Crafts on hold. I have enjoyed blogging so much and hope that I will be able to return someday soon! In the meantime I will be keeping up with all my favourite blogs and I love seeing what you are all up to!

Loads of Love


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Off to Ireland...

Things are going to be pretty quiet around here for the next two weeks as I am off on holiday to Ireland where I won't have internet access! All current series and posts will be on hold until I return!

All I really need to say is...see you in two weeks!

Love Rebecca

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Friday, 16 August 2013

Harry Potter Film Locations - Platform 9 3/4s

Where else to start than Platform 9 3/4s. In the first book, Harry is told he has to run through the brick wall between platforms 9 and 10 in order to emerge at the platform where the train to Hogwarts will depart. King's Cross Station have installed their own monument to this part of the story in the form of a Platform sign and half a trolley emerging from the wall. It is in the main part of the station so you can take a picture or two and pretend for a minute that you are starting your journey to the magical castle. 

Since I visited last year, they have also added a trunk and cage on the trolley!


Beware of queues!

Love Rebecca

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Herringbone Duvet Cover - Completed!

I am super excited to be able to share with you the completed duvet cover that I have been working on for the past few weeks. I think the sewing took me just over two weeks - I was completing between 4 and 7 squares a day in order to get it finished in time to go to my new flat this week!

(It is photographed here on my parent's bed because my new bed has not arrived yet!)

I am so pleased with how it turned out. The colours are just as vibrant as I envisioned and the overall effect will succeed in adding a huge splash of colour to the new room!

I used this tutorial for the squares from Bijou Lovely. It was easy to follow and the pattern itself was not as complicated as I expected. The individual blocks looked impressive so I will have to remember this pattern for other projects!

Love Rebecca

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Harry Potter Film Locations Guide

Over the past few years, my parents and I have been travelling to places in the UK that were used for filming the Harry Potter films. Not only was it fun to see some of the filming locations, but we also thoroughly enjoyed visiting some beautiful parts of the country.

I know that I am not the only Harry Potter fan out there so I thought I would share some pictures, opinions and tips about the locations we have visited so far. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing photos of places such as Gloucester Cathedral, Alnwick Castle and King's Cross Station.

Gloucester Cathedral

So why not join me on a Friday to explore the magical side of England.

Love Rebecca

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Dartmoor Zoological Park (aka the 'We Bought A Zoo' zoo!)

Last week, my Mum and I travelled down to Devon for an overnight stay and a trip to Dartmoor Zoological Park. You may not have realised but the film 'We Bought a Zoo' starring Matt Damon is based on this zoo (in the film the zoo is in California so they adapted it rather a lot). After watching the film both my Mum and I read the book 'We Bought a Zoo' by Benjamin Mee and I think we both a bit in love with the place despite not having visited since Benjamin Mee bought the zoo. It certainly didn't take much convincing to arrange a visit for us and last week was the day.

Luckily it was lovely and hot, blue skies and sunshine - perfect zoo weather. And as is typical for us, we arrived early (30 minutes before opening!) so we were the first people up the hill into the park. This was great and we enjoyed looking round and visiting all the animals before the crowds really hit. After we had explored ourselves we went back to places for the feeding/talks that were scheduled for the day including seeing the feeding of the bears, tigers and otters. 

It was a fantastic day and I used it as an opportunity to practise using the zoom lens on my camera. Here are some of my favourite shots of the animals we saw...

We had such a fantastic day. The whole place felt really laid back, very un-commercial in a really good way and all the staff were really friendly. It was a perfect way to spend a summer's day!

Love Rebecca

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Friday, 2 August 2013

London 2012 - The Encore

Last weekend, my parents and I went down to London for the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium. It was amazing to be back there having watched two sessions of Athletics at the Olympics last year. Although the atmosphere was very different (missed the amazing Games-maker Volunteers!), we had a fantastic evening. We were there on Friday night which meant we saw Usain Bolt in the 100m. It was brilliant to watch and he was a great personality coming out at the start of the meeting and doing a lap of the track on a rocket!

Its hard to believe that a year has passed already!

Love Rebecca

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