Monday, 27 September 2010

Monday, Monday. So Good To Me.

This morning feels good. I've only been out of bed for an hour - long weeekends and lie-ins are good for the soul - and I've taken delivery of two parcels, emptied and filled the dishwasher, started the clothes washing and finished my ironing.

Now, if I could manage to finish off some of those projects that are lying around the house, whispering 'finish me, finish me', then the day would be even better. I've been working on a couple of tutorials for what feels like weeks and I've got a few things that I would love to share with you, but I can't until they've found their way to their new homes (as presents!)
Ribbon Rose Corsage
So I suppose that it's time to make myself a large pot of tea and settle down to the serious business of crafting....

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Delicious Autumn! {Flickr Favourites}

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot

This Is Autumn

There's always something about the coming of autumn that makes me feel truly alive. The hope of crisp, clear mornings; the excitement of bonfire night; the smell of jacket potatoes on the air! Ah, it's as if my soul is being renewed.

Visit Mitsy over at Artmind and find out what everyone else has in their flickr favourites this week.

Monday, 6 September 2010

A Change Is As Good As A Rest

And since I'm unlikely to get a rest any time soon, I decided that a change would have to do. I've got a new blog header, tweaked a few little bits and I've added links to all my tutorials over in the right-hand sidebar.

Let me know what you think?

Sunday, 5 September 2010


...avoiding the last fews items in the ironing pile by completing a meme I found via Kirsty.

listening: Simon & Garfunkel: The Definitive Collection. The Sound of Silence is very much The Sound of Sunday.
eating: I've just eaten a very large oatmeal and raisin cookie. But don't tell The Steve.
drinking: Tea? What else?
wearing: comfies. Jogging pants and a t-shirt.
feeling: Like I've forgotten something.
weather: Blustery.
wanting: To read something new and exciting. Any recommendations?
needing: A neck massage. The cracking makes me feel nauseous.
thinking: About the arrival of autumn but hoping the skies won't always be so grey.
enjoying: Recorded episodes of Glee. Just as good as the first time.
wondering: What to do next. Don't say the ironing...

Friday, 3 September 2010

A Little Something To Share

You know what really makes me happy? Making something new out of things that would otherwise be thrown away or over-looked. I've no idea where this love of busting stash came from, but it really floats my boat!

LSNED Minibook Cover

I sat down last night with several pieces of card that had been 'ruined' by my practice attempts with my new Cosmic Shimmer Mists. I cut them down into tag shapes, then added a ton of teeny, tiny paper scraps and mis-matched embellishments to make a cute, dinky, little mini-book for my Learn Something New Every Day album. And, because I haven't used anything new, I'm fulfilling my Stashbusting September obligations as well. Result!

LSNED: Inside Pages

I'm going to add smaller sized photographs and my 'lessons learnt' as and when I manage to have my photographs printed. For now, I'm keeping my notebook handy and jotting everything down everything I learn - like, "Leftovers make pretty projects."