Sunday, 28 February 2010

Hello everyone.  We have had snow here again this week.  Completely sick of it and hope we do't get it for the long spell we had last time round  Really suffering now with being fed up of winter and so looking forward to the first signs of Spring arriving,

I have decided to join in with a small challenge on UKS organised by JaneH.  Its making a mini book of 2010 with a double layout for each month.  Typically I didnt notice this until recently so I'm well behind already.  Had a look at Shimelle's Document 2010 but didnt think I could gather up enough photos and bits and pieces each month to justify that.  Have decided not to buy any new stash for this one so will see if I can use up some of the every increasing stash mountain.  So far I have only made the front cover which I have put on here but it's a start.  Will try to get January and February pages done this coming week.

I have been wanting to do some art journalling for a while now but didn't really know where to sart.  I picked up a copy of this month's Craft Stamper last Saturday and Kate Crane (The Kathryn Wheel) whose blog I love had part 2 of a masterclass in Art journalling. I was so impressed with the article which was about making your pages I ordered a back copy of last months so that I could read Part one which was all about making your cover and your actual pages.  Hopefully I can make a start on that soon.   I have most of the things already apart from gel medium and watercolour paper which I got this weekend from a localish art shop.  Will post the results when I get going.  I have one or two ideas but we will see how these turn out.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010


Well here's the result of my first pair of wrist warmers.  Very very easy to knit and I've knitted a few pairs so far for friends.  Love the wool which is Sirdar Crofter chuncky very easy to knit with.  Am going to knit a cowl/neck warmer thingy next.

I was finishing these off at work today when one of our surveyors decided he would like a pair for going out surveying as they would keep his hands warm whilst allowing him to complete his paperwork and take his samples.  So looks like I will have to get some plain black wool and do some more - luckily they dont take long at all to knit.

Thanks everyone for the comments on the start of my mini book - comments mean so much to us all I think.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Websters Pages Mini book

Here is a couple of pics of a mini book I started making at the crop last week using the Websters pages Natures Storybook papers from a Cleo Crafts monthly kit.  The cover is based on one of the mini book covers on UK Scrappers.  Its not finished yet and I dont know what photos I will put in it but it is shaping up quite nicely.

I am still way way behind with my 52 in 10 pages from Scrapdollys challenge - Im not going to give up though or put myself under any stress to keep up - as long as I get it together in the end.

I have quite a few crafty projects running round my head so I just need to make myself some time to get going with these.

I am loving knitting at the moment and have been knitting some fingerless gloves for myself and friends at work.  Im using Sirdar crofty chunky which knits up quickly and easily.  I plan to make a neck warmer as well and will photograph it for the blog when I am finished.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Poor neglected blog

Okay so Im not doing too well at the blogging lark.  I promise to try harder.  I am off to a local crop tomorrow.  I have not been at a crop for ages and have never met any of the ladies who go to this one.  I have spoken twice on the phone and a couple of times by private message on UK scrappers to Audrey who goes regularly to this crop and who has kindly offered me a lift tomorrow so I do not have to arrive on my own

The only problem now is what do I pack and what do I do?  I have drawn a complete blank on the inspiration front.#

I have half of the bits and pieces ready to do a three in one album desk calendar thing that Julie Kirk (nabview on UKS) kindly shared and I have started Karen (Scrapdolly o UKS) 52 in 10 album.

I just feel so disorganised and need some very simple and quick ideas to kick start the mojo.

Will be back soon I promise - not that anyone will probably notice anyway