Hello out there, that's if you are still with me. It's been a long time since I've blogged, in fact over 4 months. To be honest I wasn't going to blog anymore, I've hinted on and off for a while about not feeling like it, but what do you know? I now really want to blog.
So as you know this blog is for mostly craft, I really want to keep it that way so I guess sometimes there won't be a lot happening worth blogging about if I'm really busy with that thing called life. One thing I have kept doing on a weekly basis, though not necessarily up to date, is my PL (Project Life). That went through a few changes also at the end of last year as I was trying to decide whether to go all digital for 2015 or hybrid. Hybrid won out I'm pleased to say but I have been finishing of the last few months of 2014 digitally due to craft time issues.
I'm so happy to be back, I just hope there are still a few of you around to read what I'm up to.
So lets start with today, I wanted to make up a few cards to keep around for when needed, what prompted me to do this is when in Adelaide last week I bought some lovely flowers and wanted a thank you card to go with them for the lovely lady we stay with. Anyway, the card was a small plain one with just thank you on it and a small decoration and they were asking $9 for it. I decided to just say thank you in person as I simply couldn't justify the price for something so plain.
So I pulled out a heap of stuff from my stash and made these cards up, I hope to do some birthday cards too but can't find my happy birthday stamp so they will have to wait.
These cards are so simple to make just a doily, stitching, baker's twine, fabric strip, tags, stamp and fabric butterfly. I think this one is my favourite.
This card is similar but I added an arrow paper clip for some interest.
I tried a patterned paper background on this card and I don't mind it even though I'm not really a floral person.
Before I could assemble the cards I needed to make some tags and fabric butterflies, out came the Big Shot which hasn't seen light of day for some time.
Thanks for staying with me and I'll be back tonight with an update on PL.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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