Friday, 3 July 2015
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Sometimes it gets buried under work, responsibilities, having to act as an adult.
Sometimes I have all the ideas but can't act on them, they stay in my head.
Sometimes its just frustration that stops me.
Sometimes I feel that I need to remove clutter before I can create anything.
However, the sun is shining and I am going to nurture this flicker of creativity and see where it leads me this time.
Enough of me rambling, I'm going to bake some scones.
(by the time I finished rambling, the sun was no longer shining, the sky looked like this !!)
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Monday, 29 June 2015
I haven't made lace on a regular basis for years, just the odd bits and pieces mainly stuff for occasional demo when needed.
Maybe it's because I have been doing so much weaving that I feel the need to do something different for a while and since I have a shelf of lace books (and a few on the desk and floor)
Sunday, 28 June 2015
So, what have I been up to? Well, I had a stall at a ukulele festival in May to try and sell my straps although being directly opposite an established strap seller probably didn't help but I covered my expenses and the cost of the festival tickets so all is not lost especially since I would have been there anyway.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Hi, I've been awake since the early hours (it's 7.20 now) because my brain seems really overactive with ideas plus my eyes are itchy which is either early hayfever or the anisthetic drops from the optician yesterday.
The urge to sort out my workroom continues, yesterday I refound 30 or so coloured and water soluble pencils and some nice gel pens so I've ordered a large pencil case to house them all together. My paintbrushes have a new home and today I will go through my paint supplies.
I think this is all part of what turned my brain on as when I re find something, I want to use it and start to think of ideas and techniques etc. I'm really not sure what will happen when I start to sort out my sketchbooks! I suspect that my brain may simply explode!
The band of ukulele ladies has grown to 17, here are some of them, I have a couple of straps to finish over the next few days as well.
Friday, 3 April 2015
I've been full of cold this week and I'm actually really grateful for the fact that I don't work on bank holidays! , today's challenge is to sort out the mess that we call home and to finish some weaving since the rain seems to have set in for the day.
The latest strap is nearly finished which gives me around six that need finishing off and the crowd of ukulele ladies is growing ever bigger :-)
Sunday, 29 March 2015
I've just been thinking about what I've achieved this week and there's nothing too exciting to report :-( the day job continues as usual, I had a count up of how many weeks until our next break (too many still) BUT I did pay off the remaining money for the cottage rental so we can start to get a little excited.
This week's crafts with young people was a last minute decision due to another activity being cancelled so I just grabbed stuff from the cupboard which turned out to be mould able candle wax.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Yesterday we took a few hours out and visited Hunstanton in Norfolk, it was windy and cold and blew away a few winter cobwebs from our minds.
lowlights...being asked if we could vote for the best bike in a group of Goldwings, declined as absolutely nothing stood out as being original amongst the kit trikes and bikes. I suspect that we are too used to a rally field full of different and seriously well used (and loved) bikes.
We found a few minions hanging around.......
and did an amazing job of rescuing the captive animals!!
Friday, 20 March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
Hi, sorry that the photo is a bit poor but I've had to use my tablet to take the photo. This is ukulele lady #1 ,needle felt made on my embellished with a commercial felt backing and stuffing. I even got her to stand up which is quite impressive !
I'm playing around with small items based on the ukulele for a festival in a couple of months the times where I will be hopefully selling my ukulele straps along with uke themed earing and key rings etc.
What do you think?
Saturday, 7 March 2015
Thank goodness it's the weekend! Sometimes working full times seems a bit too much especially when you were only there for two days in the week previous due to illness.
Today is housework, going into to town and sorting out one or two financial issues, stocking up on bird seed and trying to find times to chill.
I may buy some black card as we have some pastels at youth club and I thought we might try using them next week.
I also have a band on the loom that needs finishing and adding to the ever growing collection.