This was my desk/dining table in the craft room when a fellow Crafter Doreen Worth came over to spend a wonderful day with me laughing and creating. Lots of mess and inky fingers. below is the results of this glorious day.
I was trying to replicate this Foiled Technique by Penny Ward and as you can see it turned out nothing like it hahaha
Yesterday we had the biggest horse race in the world, and the most expensive. The Melbourne Cup is Australia's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a Nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three year olds (horses that is) and over.
There was only one horse that was Australian, all the rest came from overseas, that is what this race commands, all these overseas investors. I think the horse owner wins $3million. Anyway I bet on the winning horse $5 each way and won $466 woohoo it paid $86.70 to win and $21.60 to place and I put $5 to win and $5 to place, should have put more on it. They say they have never had a horse pay so much and be in lane 19 win, creating more of a history. It is unheard of that a horse that has 100/1 odds could win this prestigious race.
The winning horse created history, the rider Michelle Payne is a female and she is the first female to win the Melbourne Cup Race in its history. Her brother Stevie Payne is the horse's strapper and has Downs Syndrome is now famous. I never knew what a strapper was before yesterday, Stevie and Michelle are going to do so much for Downs Syndrome awareness. This race was just so awesome in so many ways.
Now the horses owners are a story in itself, POP nearly died in February of various complications. The Syndicate, Mike Botting, Greg Williams, Sam Brown, Scott Jenke, Adrian Brown and Tim Ashdod - a podiatrist, engineers, It consultant, solutions expert and a producer hid it from their wives that they were saving up to buy a horse as one last try because previously they had owned horses that didnt do well. oh the horse is called Prince of Penzance or POP, Horse profile
I dont really follow horse racing but I love this once a year race. This is why this race is so unique, a horse bought for $50,000 won the race that usually attracts more expensive horses.
Joining Julia in her Stamping Ground to look at desks all around the world