Sunday, 31 July 2011

We had a lovely day sewing on Saturday at the Craft Den. I taught them how to make a sewing roll, to hold all those important bits and bobs in!  Sandra took my picture and she has blogged her sewing roll on, it looks brilliant.

 Here is Ann's, I just love the fabric it is so shabby chic!

We are making a quilt next time, there are still spaces on Saturday August 27th if you fancy joining us, please contact Lynne at Craft Den

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Family Adventures

This is my finished LO from Shimelle's EXPLORE class. The daily prompts got you thinking about adventure, maps, and using circles. I decided to scrap my most recent adventure. Our visit to the Big City to see my young brother Gavin. Im so glad I save my tube ticket now. Im not a big fan of my own writing so dont often tell the story in words. The tube tickets documents the date perfectly!

My map embellishment tell the story of our journey, you can see the top circle is Hyde Park, where the photos were taken, of course the next one is London. The bottom one is Kings Road where we did a little bit of shopping. I also include one to show where Gavin is living, one to show we got the bus there too!

I love following Sketches, the main foucus of the LO sketch was to have a 9 circle embellishment on the page. I have distressed the edgesof my circles. Finally here is he finished page.......

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

A Shimelle update.....

I love Sunday mornings for catching up on my crafting. I have update my Playbook for Shimele's online class Explore. Front cover all finished!
Page 1 : My self portrait

Page 2: Look out of the window....what can I see?

Page 3 & 4:  Maps and Postcards....

Page 5: What moment in your life felt more adventurous????

I am still struggling with one of the prompts "How do you define perfect?" I have to take a picture of something that seems close to perfect? I have come back to this prompt over and over again. What would you do for this prompt?

It was my sewing class at the Craft Den on Saturday. The ladies worked extra hard but didn't get to complete the Craft Bucket in the day. The paper pieced Flying Geese were a real challenge. I was pleasantly surprised when I recieved an email today for Julie, she went home and finished her bag that evening and  doesnt it look amazing. Thanks, Julie for sharing it, I thought I'd put everyone off sewing ever!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


I've started the new Shimelle class this week, so I have a very creative workplace going on for a change! You will see the sewing machine in the background which is my 1st hobby! I should really be preparing for my sewing workshop on Saturday at the Craft! No worries ladies, I have taught this one before but thought it might be nice to have a new sample of the craft bucket to demonstrate with. You can see the craft bucket here.

Monday, 18 July 2011


I've signed up for Shimelle's new class Explore. The 1st prompt was to take a self portrait...well I was sat on the sofa with the lap top so it seemed easier to ask the OH to take it! I dont mind taking photos of myself. I try to scrap "Me" at least once a year! Its often photo's of me and the dogs so I dont mind at all.

Note to self....plan some "me time" in to my daily routine. I love to be creative but find it stressful fitting it in around the chores and dog walking! I am a morning person so often in the evenings after a day's work I have lost my creative energy.

When I look out of the window....I love this time of year, light nights and long days. I am really looking forward to Shimelle's class. I need the motivation right now, small bite size chunks of creativity will do! Im off now to make my playbook which I will blog later this week.

Friday, 1 July 2011

A family outing.....

 Last weekend, we had an annual family outing to London to visit my young brother Gavin. We had a great weekend, on Saturday we had a walk round Camden Market, which was amazing. There was so much to see and buy! Then on Sunday the weather was so hot so we had a stroll round Hyde Park but we snook in an hour's shopping on Kings Road! We could only afford an hour!! The Cath Kidston shop had a sale on. I was in heaven....fabric and bags!
 Here are a few of my purchases, nicely washed and ironed.....

All ready for my next project.....