I experienced my first robbery this week. Now, before you freak out, it's not a big deal. The burglar is not human. The burglar is a cheeky crow that lives in our neighbourhood, and this crow likes to steal teeny tiny fairy's out of teeny tiny pot plants (This crow also loves to dig up my chives!)
One of the fist things my partner and I did when we moved into our place last month was buy some pot plants and make a tiny garden. One of the first things I did to said garden was decorate with teeny tiny fairy's which this crow has been slowly picking out of my garden. He's been super sneaky about it too, only taking one every few days. At the start of last week there were 6 fairy's, one ballerina and 6 gemstones in my pot plant. By Sunday I had 4 fairy's, a headless ballerina (which I posted to my instagram), and 3 gemstones.
I've been quelling my loss by purchasing miniature fairy garden accessories on ebay. (I've purchased some mushrooms, some tiny houses and some rabbits) Unfortunately I can't seem to find any teeny tiny fairy's (I'm talking like 3cm high).
This is what I wore Saturday. I forgot how much I love this skirt. I made it about a year ago, but haven't worn it "recently" because of the state the pleats were in (Mum was the last person to iron the skirt. She's an amazing woman, but her pleat ironing skills aren't great :P Love you mum <3)
So yeah, I finally got around to re - ironing the skirt!
Saturday was also a great day. I started the morning with a piccolo lesson from Jonathon Henderson, (who's not only one of my teacher Sally's old students, but a super great flautist who does stuff like being the principal flute of the Estonian National Opera) (Sorry for the flute specific talk!) Probably the best thing I took away from that lesson was a technique to open the embouchure of the piccolo so the high notes speak to their fullest potential: Flutter tonguing whilst playing in that register makes it impossible to make a sound with a tight embouchure (and it also gets rid of the mental hurdle)
I finished the day with a Vanishing Shapes rehearsal (which imo, is always one of the best ways to finish the day.) We're preparing material to record in September because we've been writing like crazy! (We're only recording an ep this time though, although, it's still going to be super cool) I'll talk more about it when it gets closer to being done, but basically we're doing a concept EP :D
And finally, always remember: Fish are friends, not food.