Today I am marvelling at the jaw-dropping artistic talent of Dixie’s young friends…
it’s the rabbit mobile from the Dixie O’Day Crazy Car Gallery!
I love the conversation between driver and small passengers, and the carrots carefully stowed on board for the journey.
We’ve taken this workshop – design your own vehicle for the Didsworth to Dodsworth Race – to lots of festivals and schools this year. It’s so simple (pens, glue, scissors, paper) yet one of the most successful, and universally inclusive, projects I have done. Boys, girls, little tots and grown-ups have all found they can let their imagination run riot.
There’s still room at the starting line for yours – do join in!
Behind the 9th window…
it’s my Mum next to the Dixie window display at Waterstones Piccadilly!
Does she look happy and proud to you, at all??
August was all smiles for us, as Dixie and Percy motored along Piccadilly (stopping off for cucumber sandwiches and petit fours at Fortnum’s, of course) and parked in the Waterstones shop window for the month.
And so began a fabulous season of events, tea parties and new pals: Melissa, Becci, Jo, Gary, Chris and many more.
They were the happiest of times; we shall remember them always.
(by the way, Mum’s skirt is decorated with little straw discs stitched on, like tiny place mats. Polka dot HEAVEN)
A treat for a lazy Sunday….
Behind the 8th window it’s Mad Men Yourself.
Mad Men is my Mum’s favourite ever TV programme. I knew I wanted to style Dixie and Percy with this look, so I tried out quite a few outfits for them with this game. Very good for the late 50′s early 60′s cut of jacket and natty shoes.
This pic however is how I like to see myself, turning up for work at Sterling Cooper – with an accordion (strange! can’t remember why) and a cocktail (naturally).
Behind the 7th window, motoring into view…
it’s our fabulous Dixiemobile.
How proud Dixie is of his 1961 Ford Zodiac Convertible, with it’s walnut dashboard and custard creams in the glove compartment!
Made for us by artist @josiecreates, with her signature felted figures on board, this little model car has traveled all over the country with Mum and I, starring in bookshop window displays and festivals, giving me hundreds of hours of happiness playing when I should be working.
Josie is a very special member of Team Dixie. I think Percy secretly has a picture of her in his wallet…
Behind the sixth window, running to keep up…
Short of leg but big of heart; ballroom dancer, map-reader, packer of hampers.
Ernie Wise to Dixie’s Eric.