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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Magical Meadows (Brush Party)

I attended a brush party at a local pub, they take you step by step through the painting. It was a lovely venue with great music and atmosphere.












Group photo and link to brush party


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Live Laugh Love

Now that I know the recipient has received it I can can show you a little gift I made





Live Simply

Laugh Often

Love Deeply

Designed by Lizzie Kate


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Stitchmaynia Part 2






Monday, 8 May 2017

Stitchmaynia

Stitchmaynia is a group on facebook for cross stitchers and the name comes from 15 new starts on the first 15 days of May. Lots of people adapt and work on projects already started and some people have a monogamous May. Here is my take on it so far..



Monday, 10 April 2017

30 Day Journal Day 12

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 12
DIRT
“Of all the paths you take in life,
make sure a few of them are dirt.”
— John Muir

Today's Journal Prompts:
The off-road adventure (literal or figurative) that most compels me is…
When it comes to dirt roads…
I’m so eager to explore…
If I centered myself and accepted it, then…


Friday, 7 April 2017

30 Day Journal Day 11

Day 11
TRAILS
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's Journal Prompts:
Familiar paths in my life have been…
My off-the-beaten path explorations include…
If I were to go where there is no path, I’d most like to experience…
I’d leave a trail of…



Sunday, 26 March 2017

Craftathon 2017

This year it was my turn to host craftathon. It started on Friday afternoon at the Nags head where Jan, Catherine and myself had a lovely lunch. We went on to the centre where we got set up and met with Kathy and Cherry.







After some crafting we walked a few steps down the road for a lovely meal at the Spread Eagle then gathered for drinks at the beefeater. The stay at the Premier Inn was not without its trauma but lets not go there...








We eat at the beefeater on Saturday night, again not without its moments but it was still a nice evening. We met up for coffee, chat and last minute crafting on Sunday morning but Catherine had headed off to comicon to meet one of her idols :). Thankfully we weren't there long as a childrens party was going on next door and there was a guy in the kitchen in his underpants apparently..... Anyway I had a great time, hope everyone else did too and we are already talking about next years!!!

Thanks ladies xx


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stitching update






Sunday, 5 March 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 11

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 11
TRAILS
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's Journal Prompts:
Familiar paths in my life have been…
My off-the-beaten path explorations include…
If I were to go where there is no path, I’d most like to experience…
I’d leave a trail of…


Friday, 3 March 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 10


JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 10BEAUTY
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today's Journal Prompts:

The beauty I am seeking…
I carry beauty within me by…
Today I will find the beautiful here…
I’d like to start noticing beauty…


Lots of layers with a base of music and book layers, then paint and tissue paper, then stamping and stencilling.
 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 9

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 9
DETOURS
“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.”
— Billy Joel

Today's Journal Prompts:
I was afraid of becoming lost when…
I actually did get a bit lost when…
I found my way back by…


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

30 Day Journal - Day 7 & 8

JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 7
ENDINGS
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
― Lao Tzu

Today's Journal Prompts:
Think of one particularly painful ending you have experienced. This first one that comes to mind will do.
This ending taught me that…
This ending forced me to…
This ending led me toward…
This ending was the beginning of…







JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 8
SHORTCUTS
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
— Beverly Sills

Today's Journal Prompts:
These are the ways I tell myself that what I want is too hard…
The shortcuts I have tried…
What if it’s ok to work hard at what I want? Then what?
What if I took the long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream? The long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream would feel like this:
The long, leisurely, winding path toward my dream might look like this:
What if I’m actually on the scenic route toward my dream right now?
Here’s what I am noticing about being on the scenic route toward my dream:



I didn't think this needed anything adding to it...

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

30 Day Journal - day 5 & 6


JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 5
RESTLESS
“I'm restless. Things are calling me away.
My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
— Anaïs Nin

Today's Journal Prompts:
I am restless for…
I am yearning…
I am called toward…
I can move toward it by…







JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project
Day 6
MANIFESTO
"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees.
Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here.
Believe in kissing.

― Eve Ensler

Today's Journal Prompts:
Quirky things I cherish about myself…
Things I like to do alone…
Things I want to try at least once…
I want to say yes to…
I will dare to say no to…
I believe in…