Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Mind your language!


Hello my bloggy buddies hope you are all feelin' fine and dandy?! :)

Well the kiddywinks are all back to school/college/uni by now and so inspired by all things learny/teachy I thought I'd offer you all the chance to learn a new language.

Cockney Rhyming Slang to be precise and this will be via the medium of Cockney Sparrow pillows...it's a bit like Rosetta Stone only much squidgier!

Bow and Arrow = Sparrow
Pronounciation: Bow n Arra


If you are planning a trip to the East End of London or there is a traveller in your family or indeed a complete loon, then these wee fella's would make a perfect gift/ travel guide/phrase book and they're pocket sized too so you can just whip one out at a moments notice and never be stuck for conversation again! :)

So your first lesson for today is your basic greeting:
Allo my old china!
Hello my friend
China plate = Mate.

Now I know some of you may have seen these before but I think we should start at the beginning so everyone is at the same level!

Sparra no.1

Mr. Sparrow sits amongst a big old bunch of hand embroidery in earthy browns, oranges and lilacs and baby blues with silky cerise pink french knots.
Also features glittery coppery bronze paint for added glitz
Hand stitched greeting in bright orange:
"Allo my old china!"
Fronts are all painted and stitched onto unbleached calico. Backing is a heavyweight black and white gingham and is filled with hollowfibre padding. This chap features a brown chiffon and cord loop for your suspending pleasure!


Sparra no:2

 Mr. Sparrow sits amongst a field of stitches in a positive rainbow of colours ranging from soft lilacs and greens to bright zingy oranges and turquoise!
Hand stitched greeting in bright orange:
"Allo my old china!"
This chap comes with a yellow chiffon and cord loop


Sparra no:3

Mr. Sparrow sits amongst a big old bunch of hand stitched leaves in earthy browns, oranges and purples with shiney metallic gold threads.
Also features glittery gold paint, shiney multi golden toned sequin flower and gold glass beads for added bling!
Hand stitched Cockney greeting in bright orange:
"Allo my old china!"
Features warm sunny yellow chiffon and cord loop

Sparra no:4

Mr. Sparrow sits amongst a field of hand stitched undergrowth in a positive rainbow of colours ranging from bright greens and blues to zingy oranges and reds
Hand stitched Cockney greeting in bright orange:
"Allo my old china!"
This fella has a green chiffon and cord loop

These particular little pillows/learning aids are available at my Etsy shop and each Sparrow will be accompanied with a translation card in case of confusion.
For those of you are already familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang there are other more advanced versions ideal for the more fluent among you :0)

Passport? Check!
Tickets? Check!
Cockney Sparrow? Check!

Stay tuned for your next lesson: Eating Out.
Speaking of which, it's surely time for a cake...
Big MimiLoves to you all and thanks for droppin' by!

5 comments:

Carol Q said...

aw lovely more sparras. i love these guys they would cheer any dull day in the UK

Raylee said...

just beautiful!....aussies use the same language too....now i know where it comes from, thanks for the lesson.

Annie and Lyn said...

Absolutely adore the sparras!

grrl + dog said...

Never have I seen a sparrow look so adorable..

cobber!

illustration poetry said...

pretty pretty pretty stuffs!!!!

xxoo