Much of a muchness

Things that make you go 'hmm'…

Words of wisdom…


This book is in response to a request for a lined book. I had to buy a ready made book block from Falkiners because of the difficulties in preparing lined paper for an A5 sized book which I have moaned about before. It also means I can’t do a ribbon binding, so I went all out for groovy paper to compensate! This is a fuschia pink flocked paper from Paperchase and I have used fuschia pink silk book cloth for the spine. It actually looks quite glamorous.

As promised here are some more photographs of my automata collection. These two are from Dansel Gallery as mentioned yesterday. The caption on this one says

‘Before developing fangs and branching out into the movies, the Vampire Bat had a hard time scaring anybody’.


This penguin one says:

‘The new species of Clown Penguin was short lived as his traumatised mother never laid another egg’.


This one is very hard to photograph and do justice to but it is my latest acquisition. I bought it from ‘The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre’.


The caption reads ‘The Invisible Man and the Invisible Woman on their honeymoon’. When you turn the handle, the bed bounces up and down and rocks about while the bed makes the sound of a loud creaky, boinging spring. I love it. On the side of this model, there is a sticker which reads ‘

It is terribly wrong to assume that sex is simply a matter of mechanics. A diet of wild life shows has made us think that if a creature as unimaginative as a badger can enjoy a full and varied sex life then we should take to it like ducks to water. No‘.


13 responses to “Words of wisdom…

  1. strugglingwriter January 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I need that Penguin one sooo bad. That is so cool.

    I also love that Invisible Man and Invisible Woman one. :)

    I watched another Doctor Who episode last night, the one where they are stuck in a ship hurtling towards the Sun (or at least a Sun). It was quite a good episode.

  2. Daddy Papersurfer January 18, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Are badgers unimaginative? Why do I find this thought so worrying?

  3. Diane January 18, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    SW – They are such fun things, I must admit. I must pop into Dansel to see if whoever makes them (I must find out their name) has made any more recently. Last time I was there, they had a rather fun giraffe….

    I remember that one – it was good. The new series of Torchwood on Wednesday was slightly disappointing, maybe I had been looking forward to it too much…. :-(

    DP – imagine what badger sets would look like if they did have good imaginations. Would we really want the countryside covered with multicoloured high rise badger dwellings?

  4. tulibri January 18, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Diane, how kind of you to share more of these! Love the penguin one. Reminds me of that Wallace & Gromit, “The Techno-Trousers” :)

  5. tulibri January 18, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    PS: just love that fuchsia book. The silk is stunning!

  6. Diane January 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    You’re right! He is like Wallace and Gromit’s penguin!

    I got the silk book cloth from Falkiners….

  7. Plum January 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Oh Man! I love those little machines. I would have loved to see them in person!

  8. Bridget Jones January 20, 2008 at 10:45 am

    WOW! There’s a big quote on SEX and everybody is tiptoeing around it ha! ;) You Brits (assuming! ;) ) are a very reserved bunch huh! :))

    Not so the French ha! ;) So.. “we should take to it like ducks to water. No” .. NO?! Who came up with that line? Certainly no one with any French influence ha! ;)

    Sex is fun, sex is healthy, sex is good! BUT with the right guy only. Else it becomes cheap. And is Bridget picky about the guy ha! ;)

  9. Diane January 20, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I am with you on this, Bridget. My favourite hobby :-D

    Apart from tennis of course…. (cue joke about it being the same but with different sized balls….)


  10. emmanuel martinez January 21, 2008 at 4:37 am

    I love the bat one! it’s so awesome!

  11. Diane January 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I like that one too! I love his little red tongue!

  12. margaret conte January 23, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    hi, just a note to let you know i mailed your collage this morning.hope you like it.margaret

  13. Diane January 23, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much. I am really looking forward to seeing it! It is very kind of you to contribute to suburose’s giveaway Monday :-)

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