P.S. Many congrats to all those involved in The Quilt Project - I thought it was brilliant and hugely inspiring! Quite a feat - go have a peek :)
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
It's also a good excuse to mention that Mariana (Florcita) has moved here to a fabulous new blog/shop/website - Hurray! Go have a look - fabulous stuff :)
I knew I'd find an excuse to post this pic, hehe!
Monday, 26 October 2009
I bought this lovely big pumpkin for 'Little S' on Friday - I'm beginning to get attached to it sitting on my kitchen table! It's quite a beauty, isn't it - they're such a fabulous vegetable, really decorative - it's almost a shame to slice into it, but then that's the fun part!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Some of my 'tweedie' birds ready to go the Gallery shop (when I finish the other 5 of them - pheeew!). In the background, to the right, is a 'grandmother' clock which we acquired earlier this year (originally from my Other Half's grandparent's house). It's probably a bit incongruous with the rest of the furnishings in our living room, and it's stuck at 12 o' clock forever - but I like it like that! Forever midnight, hehe!More creative peeps over here :)
Monday, 19 October 2009
I took a very nice photo of him with his cake but being a teenager he wouldn't have it on my blog - which is a shame 'cos I can't show him off, Awwwww! I'm in a bit of a cake-free zone at the moment, (much to my family's amusement!!) so I only allowed myself a tiny little slice - honest!
In between celebrating, I made a small start on some 'tweedie' birds for the Gallery shop - work has progressed a little slower than I would've liked but it is school holidays after all! Here they all are ready to be sewn up (by hand), which is the nice part - I can pick them up whenever I have the time, do one or two, here and there, in between hollering at my boys, in the nicest possible way of course, as they're little angels really, hehe! (I don't really holler, well, just a little bit - don't all Moms?!)Happy Monday :)P.S. You can count the candles to see how old 'teenage son' is - Aaaargh, I can't believe he's reached that age already - scary!!
Thursday, 15 October 2009
I love the colours of this one, which I backed with a rich co-ordinating teal/cream check Harris Tweed. Not so much of a 'creative space' today, as a 'creative heap'! The boys are on October hols and I will be taking 'Little S' to the dentist later on, which will be a good excuse for a browse around the shops and some retail therapy I think!!
Bye for Now! More creative spaces over here :)
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Anyway, today I'm ready to get stuck in - which feels quite good. The boys are on their October hols, but I'm not! (I had my October break a bit early this year!) Just means we can be a bit more relaxed though and if we fancy a jaunt into town, then we'll just down tools and scoot off! Although I don't want to spend too much time on my laptop while the boys are about this week, I will try and pop in and report on 'tweedieness' back on the croft, in the usual way. Horsing on with some 'Tweedie' Matryoshkas now!
Cheerio an Drasda :)
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Back to the real world, I've got a Gallery shop order, and a craft fair coming up - it's time for some good old hard graft!!
Happy Sunday :)
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I had a lovely time with my two Big Sisters and my lovely nieces - lots of girly chats and plenty of laughs. My sister's flat is in a lovely part of the city beside a beautiful park, so it was lovely to look out on beautiful leafy trees for a change! Not polluted at all, quite the opposite - we managed to take in a movie, did some shopping and and ate lots of lovely home-made meals from a new cookery book I took along with me. I got back to a few e-mails, one confirming a craft-fair date at the end of November, and the other, an order for Christmas stock from the Gallery shop, so looks like I will be busy over the next few weeks! I was a bit unsure as to which way to go for the Christmas season but it looks like I've got my path clearly marked out for me now, which is great!
Here's a mosaic I took before I left of the moorland beside my home - I've been enjoying some lovely walks here as part of my new healthier lifestyle I'm trying to adopt! Hmmmm, I wonder how long it will last!
Bye for Now! Back to crafty/tweedie posts at the weekend :)