January 25th, 2008

Turns out that when you have a blog you start doing bizarre things like taking pictures of the sardines you bought.  But then again, you never know when you will be inspired.  And it might be in the canned fish isle in your slightly depressing grocery store at 10 o’clock at night.  I was thinking I might try to make my mobile out of paper and this little sardine box may even play a role, but I may chicken out and just sew something instead.  Speaking of mobiles, Leah from has kindly offered to help all those out who may have questions about mobile construction–I haven’t got to the construction part yet, but I’m a little nervous thinking about it.  You can email her directly or go the discussions in the mobile swap group on flickr and ask questions there.  Leah is an artist who makes lovely mobiles out of glass.  If you are involved in the mobile swap she is offering a two for one deal on the mobiles in her etsy shop.  Just type in “mobile swap participant” in the notes to seller box.  So go take a look.  And I’d love to see what others are inspired by these days–post a picture on your blog or just leave a comment.

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9 Responses to sardines

  1. Alix says:

    ok, there’s definitely something in the air/water:

    once the tax return is in I *will* to do a post about “les mobiles” and president cheese boxes have featured in the past.

  2. leslie says:

    love the box design. and looking forward to seeing your mobile creation. for sure.

  3. Lola says:

    MMMmmmmmmm! Sardines!! Just kidding—do you really eat them? or just buy them for the cute little container?

  4. elsiemarley says:

    I’m going to make some sardine pasta with breadcrumbs.

  5. Ali says:

    Hey, perhaps Friday was unofficial sardine appreciation day. Who knew?

  6. Angie says:

    So true, you never know when you’ll get inspired! Love your blog :-)

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  8. José says:

    Hi there,

    Sardines in soybean oil ? :-/
    Here we still have them in olive oil :-)
    But nothing like have them grilled over the coal and then placed on a slice of bread. And to go a really nice salad with tomato, green pepper (also a bit grilled on the coal), onion and coriander (sp?).
    And of course that a good red wine goes without saying :-)
    And for dessert : “leite creme” a kind of custard pudding.
    Ah ! lets end it with a coffee( expresso as you call it there)

    Kind regards,

    José (Lisbon, Portugal)

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