Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Good morning. An early one for me today thanks to a rotten cold. Crafting is definitely on the cards that way I can sit down when I want, stand when I want play and get more ink on my hands and in general - get through the day without thinking of this sore throat and headache. I had a fabulous weekend of craftiness in the NE of England at another of our Hels' workshops. I am a proud member of Hels Warriors from the Frozen North and came away sad because it was over but happy 'as Larry' because I had had so much fun. My desk has a bit of stash on it due to that surge of 'I need to craft'. Julia's for an explanation. Have a fun day.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
That's what I had over the weekend, a brilliant crafty time.
It was just wonderful to meet up with the 'gang' again and welcome a few newbies. As usual, the amazing Sue worked her magic and organised everything so that we all could have this fun-filled experience.
2 thoroughly incredible projects had been devised and prepped by our Hels which she carefully guided us through so that we all came away with our own fabulous works of art.
I would love to show you but another group of our 'gang' is going up to the NE next weekend to do the same. It would be cruel to spoil their fun so I shall wait and show you next week.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Life has taken over. For me to say that in the middle of winter is no mean task. I generally suffer from S.A.D. and so hate the dark days. My door is open all day long during the summer and that extra feeling of space brings me joy. I've been busy sewing for what seems like forever and I have more to do but not as happily as my last 2 projects. A new Tim Holtz Eclectic elements curtain and cushion. To give them a proper place to 'live' I also did a little re-jig of a couple of shelves. Here is the finished look: Julia's.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
My cushion is finished
I can concentrate on packing for my Hels Sheridan weekend workshop up in Middlesborough now.
Having this to look forward to has helped get through the winter days and I can honestly say this is the first winter in years I haven't fallen foul of S.A.D.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Actually, I managed to sew the cushion pieces together yesterday so I am top stitching the seams at the moment.
The whole thing is coming along nicely - so far - without much of a plan at all. I just know that I hope to make a small border all round the edges using bias binding but other than that I've no idea what else I may do. Bit of fun.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
I have quite a bit of Eclectic Elements Melange left after making the curtain embellishments so thought I would have a go at making a cushion for my other bar stool.
My pal Sylvia made me one for my original chair which I use on the stool that goes under the drop down bit of my craft area so another would be great.
I've just cut the squares so here goes.
Saturday, 18 January 2014
Friday, 17 January 2014
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Done, complete, finished. I have made a few embellishments from some Melange Eclectic Elements giving a little contrast to the panels plus I used my new Tim Holtz Garden Greens Bigz die to cut some grungepaper which I decided to leave in it's 'raw' state. Just love that die. Here are photos of each one:
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Friday, 10 January 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
If I don't plan to do something it usually turns out that I get it done! Today turned into one of those days and I decided to have another go at my Eclectic Elements curtain for my craft room window. This was how I left it the other day:
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Tag happiness begins on the 1st of January when Tim blogs the first tag of the new year and that warm feeling comes over you knowing there are another 11 to come. Some prove to be a big challenge especially when the only ingredient you have is a blank tag, some are partly challenging as you have some of the stash Tim has used and the rest has to be thought up and then the easy ones when you discover you own everything he used. Some of the past tags have seen me searching all over the place for dies etc and these are the ones that have helped me build on my craft stash. This means that I can now 'think outside' the box more and not get disappointed because I can't make my tag look anything like the sample. I reckon I have travelled the beginning of the journey and am now in a position to really get to grips with it all. So here is my take on this months tag: Quentin. I hope he realises this little task may become annual...... Here they all are together: Hels workshop in the NE then, I will have to catch up on that one when I get back. 2014 is going to be another wonderful 'crafty' year.
Friday, 3 January 2014
First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR. I may be a couple of days late in wishing you that but I've been away for 2 weeks and only came home yesterday. Hopefully you are all looking forward to a brand new year with lots of exciting plans. I have a few in mind such as another wonderful workshop in the NE in 3 weeks, plus an online class to come home to. Another fantastic day out with our Paula in July to the Tatton Horticultural Show, can't wait for that one, plus a couple of projects at home one being a re-design of part of the garden, but then in May it's our silver wedding anniversary. Crumbs, how that has happened beats us both LOL. No plans made because we have to make sure hubby passes his 3year medical to drive the motorhome then we can start to sort things out. So a busy time ahead methinks. Just have to get rid of this New Year cold and catch up with washing etc so I can get some crafting done.........