I recently visited The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich. I’ve never really been interested in such things as heritage rail machinery and locomotives, and visiting this museum didn’t change my feelings about the subject. That’s not to say that the museum isn’t good. It's good. It’s an award winning and very popular attraction. Just not my cup of tea. I thought it might be an interesting location to take some TtV photos. It wasn’t. I did manage to take a couple of photos. I would like to introduce you to ol' Gertie the Garrett.
I liked how these ones turned out. This was my very first time playing around with my newly acquired ‘dirty lens’ Argus 75 camera. I'll be listing these and a few other photos in my shop in the next day or two. There very well may be a rail enthusiast out there who'd be keen to snap up a TtV print of a circa 1914 Garrett Steam Traction Engine. Just maybe. It's a crazy world! Hey, I'm bloggin' about Traction Engines!
The beginning of my week was met with a very sweet surprise on Monday. I won a giveaway that the awesome Ali was running on her Charlie and Grace blog. Look at the cutie that I was lucky enough to win!
This is April Bear. Isn't she adorable? The winner (me me me!) was entitled to choose a fave Little Jelly from Ali's Etsy shop, and I chose April. It was a difficult decision to make as they're all so lovely. Many of the designs are inspired by drawings made by Ali's little boy. They sure make a dynamic duo! Currently Ali is donating 50% of all sales from Little Jellygnite to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. So it's a great time to snap up one (or more!) of her Little Jellies for a very worthy cause. Onya Ali and thanks so much! xo