Thursday, 31 March 2011

Life gets in the way…

I’m afraid life has got in the way of blogging this week.  It’s also interrupted knitting, sewing and just about everything else!  However, when I got home from work this evening there was a packet on the doormat containing these and that has spurred me to my keyboard…


They are by ‘Pilot’ and they’re called ‘Frixion ball’ and claim to be an erasable rollerball pen which leaves ‘no eraser debris’, requires ‘no chemicals’ and ‘erases cleanly’ just with the use of friction.  I’ve heard that they work well on fabrics.  Don’t worry I shall report back once I’ve had a chance to check out if they live up to the claims!

I also thought I’d share another of my non-crafting photographs.  I do seem to be blogging about photography a lot more than crafting at the moment and I hope no one minds. 


This is part of a flattened out cast of a frieze called Trajan’s Column.  I found it right at the top of the Science Museum in London where it forms a tiny part of the History of Medicine area.  I’m not normally a fan of this sort of thing and often find the faces to be a bit brutish, overly stylised or emotionless.  The man in the centre however caught my eye as being different from those around him.  He seems sad in a sort of resigned way.  The frieze depicts first aid being given to Roman soldiers 1900 years ago, so I guess sad and resigned is rather apt.


  1. I'm always pleased to see your pics! Please keep posting them :)

  2. I laughed when I saw the frixion pens. I have one right here in front of me. I find they erase well but haven't tried them on fabric. I just love the design. You've got the lighting and shadows just perfect on the frieze. Lovely.