Sunday, 30 June 2019

Handmade Monday #133

An odd week weather wise warm on some days then so humid with thunder storm and needed the lights back on! Typical British summer that we have grown to expect. On the plus side the garden shrubs are growing at a rate of knots and looking so good.

Back to a daily life for me:

Sunday 23rd

Updated and published my blog, long overdue and had not realised how long I had been awol. Must do better!

Made up the finger rosaries today and happy with how they turned out. Plus started some of the rosary mini zip bags.


Dreaded housework part 1


Trip to M & S food, spent too much but that was DH's fault. Farm shop on the way home for some plants.


Housework part 2, still hate it!!!!


Finished the rosary mini bags


Free standing lace cross bookmarks. A 50th anniversary gift and card which I cannot show yet see Handmade Monday #136


Photography and blog update, so hot today so did not do much of anything.


Blog publish

Looking back did not do much at all last week, did spend a lot of time in the garden, planting etc. Need to water the pots twice a day atm. Off for a relaxation day.

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Handmade Monday #132

A three week break and have been sorting my craft supplies, done about 15% and still a long way to go. Plus my mojo went AWOL. However, on Monday the 10th, did masses of cutting out as on my sort found some fabric I had forgotten about. Stags, foxes, hedgehogs and fairies. 4 tote bags, 4 clutch frame bags, 2 make up bags, 5 lavender sachets. Not to forget 2 children’s skirts.

On Thursday started sewing and finally by Saturday had a lot to show for a few days enjoyable work.






Met up with a dear friend for coffee Tuesday 11th and talking to her my thinking changed. She is at a crossroads in that her website has been closed and she now can make decisions as to what is next. I suggested to take her time and enjoy the freedom making decisions when she is ready. I decided to follow my own advice and do things that bring me joy, are not a trial. Creating makes me happy but have always set myself deadlines which make me stressed. It is okay to step away and enjoy life as it is now, in this moment. DH has long been at me to do what I want to do, not what I feel I should do. I digress slightly in that having this new outlook I have achieved more than I have for a long time. Next week may take a break either way I will go with the flow.

Made the decision to give up on events apart from the 1 local one I have been doing for years. Then saw a post on Hampshire Crafters on FB that a lady is looking at renting a pop up unit in a local Farm Shop only about 3 miles away. Have requested more details and will see costs etc and if I am accepted. Update application form sent off, not sure I will get in as noticed contemporary and not really contemporary, will wait and see.

Well that is it for an inspirational and productive week, let’s hope many more to come.

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