Monday, August 31, 2009

A Card and 2 ATC'a

Thats right me and Cayleigh had our crafty morning before she went to work and I got to play with the new scrapbook papers I bought. I got them in sale getting 180 pages of spring papers for $9. It was awesome. What I wish I had realised was how cheap stitching stuff is here cos I could get threads for 40c rather than 70p back home. Must remember that for next time.

So yes, firstly I made a cool card with lots of animals cut out on it and it said hello. I am mailing it to my friend Nic in the UK today. And then I made an Unusual Alphabet ATC with a butterfly on it. I cut 2 seperate butterflies out and put one on pads on top to make it stick out. I used glitter glue to give some sparkle to the bottom butterfly and voila sparkly fun butterflies. (Yes I know there are no pictures, my cable for pictures doesn't work but I do plan to put some on my netbook and then upload however with no adaptor yet for the UK I am worried about running it out). Then one evening this week I also made a 2nd ATC, well part of one, I took black and white paper and made a criss-cross pattern and then an M on black and white in chipboard that I also bought cheap here. All I need is to combine and make my monochrome card :)

I am off to Canada today but I will update probably when I get back in a week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In America

Thats right I am here in lovely Leesburg where the weather is beautiful and I have already partially tanned/burnt from taking the dog for a long walk :) I am here for 3 weeks but don't worry, I still think craftiness will happen as my sister Cayleigh is crafty so I am sure we will get up to some bits and I bought along some stitching.

So just thought I'd let you all know that I am away sunning myself but I am sure you will still hear from me on here and hopefully still see some work from me. I know I have been less updaty recently and I want to get back into stuff more. First think I think I need to do when I get home is sort our and reorganise all my stash because it is a mess. However Sam should be all moved into the other room by the time I get back so might be able to find a small space in my room to have a bit of a studio area :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Stitching along

Thats right I am moving on a couple of pieces at the moment. I totally completed a piece which was a japanese doll for my friends birthday card. I thought it was awesome and I hope she did too although she hasn't mentioned it. I will text to see if she got the package.
Apart from that I am still working on the Noahs Ark piece which I have been working on forever as I take really long breaks from it. I am getting there bit by bit and I am going to keep pushing on with it because I have the frame and everything so I want to get it finished - plus I need to finish it before Glaeken gets too old to appreciate it :)

I am also working on a piece I bought in a sale at Hobbycraft which is like a travel/writing piece with the Eiffel Tower on it, a butterfly and a pen, its awesome! There was something about it, I think i will keep it myself but not 100% sure.

Then I have another piece to work on but have not started it yet, its a newtons law baby sampler for when my friend Frances gives birth. She is having a boy which is due beginning of December. I ordered the stitching piece but have not started it yet, I have some time yet so it is ok.

So thats it with me at the moment. Lots of stitching. I am starting in another journal round with the seren swap so that should be fun, only 3 of us in it at the moment but will be good to fill the rest of that journal up.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Apologies as it has been a LONG time since last post.

Well nearly a month which is long to me and totally breaks my once a week new years resolution. Alot has been going on in my life and I am not quite through it yet but I wanted you who still read this to know I am still here, art moving along slowly and will be back to this more often.

I am now a single gal as my partner of 7 years Sam decided he no longer wanted to be with me. We had been engaged for 3 years and although being apart alot over the last 2 years had taken its toll and that we had been very up and down the last couple of weeks, I thought we were going to work on it and make it through. He kept confirming we were going to work on it but as you can see we are not.

So work has been busy which has been keeping me together to a certain extent as I had an important presentation yesterday but following that I have been rather an emotional shambles today, especially with the feedback of the Professor slating us yetserday on me. We are still going to be living together as with the house prices we cannot afford to sell the house and neither of us can move out at the moment. Trying to keep it friendly (he still wants to be friends) but people have helped me realise thats great for him but not for me and that I need to distance myself from him so am in no friendship mode as it hurts to be friends as it feels like nothing has changed. I don't know if he's realised we're not being friends but I kept to my own room yesterday watching "he's just not that into you" that obviously made me cry like a baby :)

So arts not so much happening at the moment although have been still cross stitching so got things moving along. I am to America for 3 weeks on the 25th August, staying with my family just outside DC and very much looking forward to it. Will be just the space and break I need.

So hope you are all well out there and I will hopefully be a bit more present on here.