Thursday, 27 June 2013

Tims June Tag

Just a quick post - and only my second one this month - lots of pc downtime for me!

Here is my take on T!ms June tag which is very pink for me:

Have used Tim's Sewing stamp inked with Coffee Archival; Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass and Mustard Seed markers; Tea Dye and Broken China inks; Brushed Pewter Paint and a Picked Raspberry Stain.  I couldn't leave it unadorned without bits so I have added a mini mannequin and cotton reels covered with lace, tissue tape and muslin dyed with matching ink/stain/paint.  Finished with a muslin piece of ribbon at the top dyed with all the colours, two pins and a lovely sewing machine metal embellishment.

Thanks for looking - Missing the Sunshine from Solihull

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I'm still here!

Sorry for being so quiet in Blogland for a while - about two months ago I decided to have three days a week not putting my PC on (I know!) which actually worked quite well and then three weeks ago I decided to drastly reduce my surfing time even more by only putting the PC on on one day and then seriously restricting the time I spent on there - this decision has allowed me to get lots of extra jobs done around the house that I wouldn't normally find the time to do (let's face it once we have started reading blogs and looking at pinterest it's easy to lose two or three hours a day isn't it!) - I have also been able to do lots of catch ups with friends I haven't spent much time with for a while and also get a whole host of crafting goodies completed!  I have been busy sewing lots and trying to teach myself free motion quilting - it's a lot harder than I first thought especially if you are perfectionist like me!

I have also arranged quite a few more workshops at Hobbycraft - I haven't yet taken photos of my latest lot though but I do have these to show you which are done using the new Distress Paints:

My  Tuesday workshop is fully booked but I do still have two spaces on Thursday 11th July at 10.00am - 12.00pm - classes are held at the Hobbycraft Solihull store and cost £10 - if you are interested please get in touch.

Drastically reducing my surfing time has been very rewarding but I do also miss looking at all the inspiration out in the big wide world and keeping in touch with all my online buddies - it's not too bad though as I can access all emails via my phone so I am still in regular contact with most!

Hopefully catch up with you all soon.

Thanks for looking - Finally Getting Things Done in Solihull