Sunday, 27 April 2014

An engagement album for a lovely Goddaughter

The album I'm creating for my Goddaughter and her Fiance, Jason,is coming along nicely - just a few more scrapbooked pages to do now. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting back into scrapbooking - it's been a long time since I've concentrated my creative energy on scrapping but it's really nice to work with pretty papers and lovely photos of my Goddaughter, Nadine. I think it was my time at Meadow Barn (Hereford) last month on the scrapping retreat that inspired me to get started again - thank you ladies - your work was amazing and got my scrapping juices flowing again. It's also nice to be earning proper scrapbooking points for The Dizzies on UKS too. So here are the results to date ...

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Another thing completed

Hurrah I've finished the cot bumper set and quilt for my Goddaughter's baby, Kiera Isabella - it's SUCH a beautiful name - I keep wanting to say it over and over. I've also found the perfect teddy to set it all off (there's a teddy in the fabric print). I can't wait for her to see it, I hope she likes it. It now just needs to be laundered and then it'll be ready to go :)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Another birthday card

I attended a faery fund raiser to keep the doors of the White Spring open at The Assembly Rooms, in Glastonbury, last weekend and to celebrate Imbolc at the Chalice Well. The Dolmen played at the Assembly Rooms event and they were amazing as usual. The event raised £1000 ... hurrah! It was quite a small crowd in comparisson to other fae events, probably because it was on a Friday, but it was fun nonetheless and a great chance to catch up with my clan. On the way home I stopped off at Exeter's Westpoint Craft Fair and bought some lovely new supplies including some dies. My partner's sister's birthday's coming up so I've made her this card. I hope she likes it.
I also have another very special person's birthday coming up and I've made her this card
with a little surprise inside

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Brightening up a blind

Back in the summer I bought some gorgeous pearl trim with the intention of adding it to the blinds in my craft room in order to transform them from bland to beautiful. I'm so pleased with the result

Saturday, 4 January 2014

More makerings ...

Can't believe I've begun the year so inspired. I'm now wishing I didn't have to go back to work and that I could stay at home and create all day like I have been for a large part of the Christmas holiday. It really has felt like I've been following my bliss. Anyway we needed a doorstop so I got busy and here's my little owl makering ...

Thursday, 2 January 2014

A very creative start to 2014

Happy New Year to anyone that might be reading this - I hope you had a good one. This year has been very creative so far. One of my aims (rather than resolutions) this year, is to complete the projects I've started and never got round to finishing. For example, in 2012 I started a writing course with the Writing Bureau, so far I've only completed two assignments - I have until 2015 to finish the other assignments (I think there are 12). Secondly, when I was about 25, I began to make three quilted cushion covers and they subsequently found themselves in loft for the last 20 years. This Christmas I pulled them out of the loft and yesterday I completed the two duck panels and made them into cushions - here they are
Here is the star patchwork panel that needs to be completed
I began the Lifebook 2014 course run by Tamara Laporte today and started with the Week One Warm up exercise which was designed to make us loosen up, explore colour and some background techniquest to get over the fear of the white page. This was my result.
Finally I've been making a few pairs of fingerless gloves while watching the TV the last couple of evenings.
If only I always had the time and resources to be this create .... my dream :)