Saturday, 26 March 2011

Happy Colours!

I missed a lovely photo opportunity this morning on my walk out the moor track beside my home - a beautiful perfect rainbow straddling across the hills, but alas, no camera, boo hoo! You'll just have to take my word for it :) Instead I popped outside and took a quick snap of some 'daffies' in bloom in the garden - there's nothing quite so uplifing as the perfect yellow of these flowers. And yes, it is raining here today - probably because it's the beginning of our Easter break, hehe :) Never mind, it's perfect crafting time - happy weekend!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Creative Space - secrets . . .

Have two weeks gone since I last blogged??? I'm afraid they have, but I've been busy - honest!!! In between bouts of Spring Cleaning I've been working on my 'key' cards which I've found really satisfying, just playing around with textures, shapes, composition - a lovely change from working on my standard pieces. I've made 4 0f these cards and will hopefully complete a set of 10 (as I have 10 keys!!!).

I toyed with what to 'title' each one but settled on writing 'the key' on each one and numbering them individually - I've signed them too, just like a 'real' artist, haha! Keys have so much symbolism, meaning, etc. I think it's nice to leave it up to the individual as to whatever sentiment, message, the cards evoke . . . having said that I guess they would be appropriate as 18th, 21st Birthday cards, 'new home' cards, etc. At the moment I'm just enjoying making them and haven't planned where, how, or if I'll end up selling them at all! Very self indulgent, I know :)

More creative peeps over here at Kirsty's place.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

my creative 'breathing' space . . .

My creative space today is a very relaxed affair - I'm having a browse at this lovely pile of vintage lace which I'm hoping to use to add some more texture to my mixed-media card in the background. Yes, I'm still knocking about with this idea - well, I did say I wasn't in a hurry :) I did try to get some old lace in my local thrift shop but there was none to be had, so I relied on good old Etsy instead - what a treasure trove it is! I'm going to enjoy just looking at this lovely pile of yumminess, before I even think of getting the scissors out - that will be the painful bit!

After spending an intensive two entire days doing the Spring clean (Part II!) at the beginning of the week, today I'm enjoying the simple beauty of some lovely citrus fruit in my favourite bowl, which I can now enjoy without all the clutter that had gathered around it. There's a lot to be said for being tidy!

Off to have my coffee break now and embark on some lace-love! More creative 'peeps' over at Kirsty's place :)

Cheerio an Drasda

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Caution . . . Cleaning in Progress!

Well, frankly I haven't been here today because I've embarked on a bit of the above! That, and the fact that's it's been another beautiful Spring day here and you've got to grab the good weather when you can :)

Seriously, this month may (or may not!) turn out to be a Spring cleaning month, when I undertake all the domestic tasks I've avoided doing over the last 3 years while I've been busy building (trying to!) my 'tweedie' empire. So, without further ado . . . :(

If I'm not here, I'll be *sigh* up to my hands and knees in soapy water! I will pop in when I can, as I'm sure I'll be crafting in between, and probably a little more than I should :) Apologies for not visiting my fave blogs recently, but you'll understand why!

Bye for now :)

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Spring - technically not!

Way hay! First of March today - which made me wonder when is the first day of spring . . . and it's not today :( On the plus side, seemingly it's on the 20th of March or thereabouts, according to my internet research - clearly I haven't enough to do (of course, it's the exact opposite - you know the one, you have SO much to do, you faff about for as long as possible to delay the inevitable!) Anyway, it's March and that's good enough for me . . . and the sun is shining, so there :)

Yesterday I managed to whip up a little coin purse, using some of my Japanese cotton prints for the lining - cute puppies and kitties, you've got to love it - I've only to look at this fabric and it makes me smile!

. . . and I actually managed to list it here in my Etsy shop - wonders never cease!

Little Kiddo is doing a project on primitive man at school - we let him loose on one of the walls outside the house . . . I though it was very funny! He got a little carried away and started painting on the opposite side of the wall facing the street, which wasn't quite so funny - he was then promptly equipped with a bucket of soapy water and a scrubbing brush!

I did request that he didn't use too much black paint! . . . and no, it's not an arrow, it's a spear, hehe! Primitive art - I'm liking it :)