If you build it, they will come...

Man oh man this week has been crazy.

With J away in Sweden once again and wall-to-wall deadlines for me, I am literally counting the hours until the weekend when we can all kick back and take a breath! 

Luckily, we have an awesome weekend of fun plans ahead of us. On Saturday, my lovely friend Becky is tying the knot up in Northumberland. She's been crafting up a storm to decorate her venue and I can't wait to see the fruits of her labours. (Seriously, I've never seen someone crochet so hard!)

A hive of activity!

Sunday brings an awesome opportunity to get outside and blow away those cobwebs - it's Sculpture Day time again, hurrah! As I mentioned in my last post, the theme this year is 'Home'. I think it's a really lovely one with tons of potential - not to mention a great opportunity to celebrate the awesome place we live! (For those of you reading outside of the North East, you should know, Geordies have a tremendous amount of pride in our part of the world!)

As we'll have an extremely rambunctious 2 year old in tow, this year we will be spectators as opposed to builders, but I just couldn't resist revisiting some of our team's creations from years passed!

How it all starts, a big ol' pile of wood and some speedy brainstorming!

Our first year, the theme was movies. We went down the 'classic' route with our fire-breathing Godzilla sculpture (complete with tiny little stick people round his feet!)

The following year, the theme was silver. Admittedly, this one was a bit of a head scratcher at first and it was tricky to settle on an idea that everyone was on board with (though, to be fair, we are an opinionated bunch!). In the end, we took a mythological direction and created a werewolf being defeated by a silver bullet (by the light of a silver moon). This guy stood at nearly 7 feet tall and was pretty darn intimidating!

Our third year was probably our most polished sculpture - a showjumping horse (the theme was Sport - we were celebrating the United Kingdom hosting the Olympics, the whole country went sport crazy!)

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If you're feeling inspired, the Sculpture Day takes place from 11am at Saltwell Park in Gateshead. Bring a picnic and some ideas (tool hire and nails are available on site) and I'll see you there!