Sunday, October 12, 2014

A BREAK WAS NEEDED

So much has happened in the last month and a half, a bloggy break was needed by me to really sort out if I will continue to blog or not sighhhhhh.  Have I come to a decision?  hmmm not sure but I have decided to take it post by post and see if my love of documenting comes back or just simply disappears.

Project Life has taken a huge hit too and I am so far behind that I don't even feel that I can catch up before the end of the year.  I am trying to catch up doing the weeks digitally as I just have lost the enthusiasm to scrapbook traditionally.

I am still crafting and loving what I am making, I'm trying to finish off some projects and I've taken on some new ones.  These cross stitches by Nene Thomas just had to jump into my shopping cart before she retires for good.





So these are definitely a long term project, I have begun the last one and boy I've realised I need glasses.

I've been making these pretties from vintage fabrics, they were for our local arts and crafts market coming up over the warmer months but due to a lot of reasons, I will no longer be attending.




I am still crocheting and quilting but I also now work 3 jobs in the craft industry but out of the home which keeps me super busy atm.

more updates soon.......................

Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIGITAL MIXED MEDIA

After I lost my caravan studio to Dan I sold lots of my mixed media supplies as I had no room to store them.  Over the last few days I have wanted to play but now with limited safely tucked away supplies I just couldn't be bothered trying to find what I was after.
Last night I was browsing emails and came across a new subscription for digital mixed media called M3 available from The Lilypad.  Well it took a whole few seconds to decide to join up and start making.

So here are my first attempts at mixed media without the mess.





 I started placing them in a book this afternoon, so much fun.


Monday, August 11, 2014

FACING UP TO IT

I have spent this morning trying to clean up my craft space, the main problem is lack of room now I don't have my caravan studio anymore.  While tidying I came across some forgotten projects (in fact way too many of them) and made the decision to finish a few off.

I'm embarrassed to say how many I actually have but have posted a couple on here that I want to work on to begin with.  If I pull them all out I'll jump from one to the other and not complete anything so I'm facing up to it and working only on these projects for the time being.




Wish me luck :)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - wks 24 to 27

Gosh I've been so slack in showing anything lately.  This year I have really struggled to keep posting on my blogs.  I really want to but always seem to have other things to do and just don't get around to it.

I will try harder over the next few months and see if I can get into some kind of a rhythm.

WEEK 24


WEEK 25





WEEK 26

WEEK 27



Sunday, July 20, 2014

TULA PINK'S CITY SAMPLER


I bought Tula's book 6 month's ago and I have finally started my own quilt-a-long with it.  Last week I sat down and nutted out a few things concerning my sampler.  I am using one of my favourite colour combinations of red, grey and aqua and when it comes to size, I have no idea.  I do want to make all 100 blocks so depending on the size of the sashing, the quilt will probably be a large one.


Last week I made up the first 3 blocks.




Today I completed blocks 4 and 5



Oh this quilt is going to be so pretty, I can't wait to make more blocks.



If you want to play along I have started a Flickr group here

Monday, July 7, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - weeks 20 to 23

Wow I have been behind all year and now that we are half way through, I really need to make a huge effort to keep up to date with my PL.  Every time I think it's too much I look back through my albums and just know that I couldn't stop even if I wanted to, these albums are our lives, our journey and our memories.  I love this form of memory keeping too much to stop.

WEEK 20

WEEK 21

WEEK 22

WEEK 23 - left page

WEEK 23 - right page

Thursday, July 3, 2014

COVERING SCRAPBOOK ALBUMS

I'm sure that most who visit here would know about my addiction to memory keeping and PL (Project Life). Before PL I was a run of the mill 12"x12" scrapbooker and had lots of albums that I liked to make pretty fabric slip covers for.

Now since changing to PL, my album choices have also changed and with that pattern choices.  I thought a couple of years ago that I wanted different albums for each year but now I've decided that I want them all the same or at least co-ordinating.  It has taken me a lot of searching to to decide that the word fabric on the right is the one (at least for now).  The album on the left is for Sophie's dance.

These 3 cuties are for the kids baby albums, my plan is to follow through with colour on future albums.

I still need to add the Martha Stewart labels to each album and I have quite a few still to cover but I know I will be happy with the end result.

Now I don't need to worry about what album I buy because it will be covered and of course it's nothing to whip more covers if I change my mind.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? ....IS BACK

Looking for my cooking, gardening and general living posts?  They are back over here @ What Are You Waiting For?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

PROJECT LIFE - WKS 15 TO 19

Time to share some PL.  I didn't realise how long it had been since I last shared over here.

WEEK 15 - left page

WEEK 15 - right page

WEEK 16 - left page

WEEK 16 - right page

WEEK 17 - left page

WEEK 17 - right page

WEEK 18 - left page

WEEK 18 - right page

WEEK 19

Thanks for looking.