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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm a lapsed crafter of late but just back into Scrapbooking, I make cards as required, and I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I usually play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009. I love dancing but have had to forego my Ballroom and Latin due to a shoulder issue since July 2019. I got a rebounder last year so during this coronavirus situation it makes for great exercise, bouncing!

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

WOYWW #573 - Starry Starry Night

My desk has seen a bit of action the past week,

This is due to me eventually finishing the jigsaw

It took over 2 weeks to complete!!!

First up I sorted out the refills in my last remaining 3 scrapbook albums. 30 pages in each! The bed comes in real handy for crafting of all kinds.





Then I was compelled to do a bit of Bible Journalling.










     

Now I'm back to the scrapping...









Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

WOYWW #572 - UFO Upholstery!

UFO stands for Unfinished Object and my dining chairs have been crying out to be recovered for a while now. I'd washed the fabric I was going to use weeks ago so I just needed the push to actually get on and do it and Julia's UFO challenge for the 11th Anniversary was just what I needed.

So I exchanged my craft and sewing boxes for my upholstery tool box and did some hammering!







I bought the set of 4 chairs from a secondhand shop back in 1992 and completely re-upholstered them in 1997 after attending upholstery classes.









I recovered them last in Jan 2007 I found out as I'd chalked that on the back of one. So they were in need of doing especially as a couple were thread bear in places.

So that's me - a bit of upholstery

Happy 11th WOYWW Anniversary Everyone.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

WOYWW #571 - A Week off Methinks

Not done much this week (other than the UFO I'll be showing next week).

Got some crafty goodies, a job lot of refills for my scrapbooks 75 in all.

A more "down to earth" Bible Journalling book with lots of traceables.

Plus some pens, a set of my usual uni-ball fine line in various sizes and a couple of Tombow Fudensuke Brush Pens.

Oh and don't mention the JIGSAW. My son got it for me for my birthday, back in February, and I've been saving the best till last!.

My old tablet cover had the same picture and of course I have a mug to match too...

I guess you could say, it's not the easiest of puzzles!




I've done a few odd hand sewing jobs like my slippers and oven glove but not at all easy when your right hand goes tingly/numb all the time. That has just started up again so even typing this is tricky. Couple that with my left shoulder/arm issue I have had for nearly a year now, it's a right pickle.

Also I got some material delivered from friend (as part of her click and collect supermarket run) to make scrubs and bags with but not started yet.

So not overly exciting this week. Bet you can't wait to see what my UFO is! Wondering if all that set my hand tingling off?? Who knows, my thumb was well sore after I'd done two of the 4!

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

WOYWW #570 - A Bit of Both


Yep some Scrapping and some Bible Journalling this week...

... coupled with a tad of window art (thanks to last week's inspiration of Bridget)

and yet another finished jigsaw.




   


 



Happy WOYWW Everyone.



      

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

WOYWW #569 - Bible Journalling


Oh my goodness, my Bible Journalling goodies arrived last Wednesday morning, I got a new Bible with plain margins, some watercolours and a kit to get me going and going I got!












I had a practice in my Dylusions Journal first as I'd never really done any watercolour painting since a child!

Then has a go on the back page for my first attempt on the flimsy paper. The back page is becoming a collage of bits of my pages now.

I've done a few pages over the week, loving adding colour to my Bible.








And as if that wasn't enough, I finished a jigsaw without a "correct" picture - a who dunnit one.











I even managed to stick a scrapbook page down and plan a few more of those too.  Phew!

Happy WOYWW Everyone

PS. If you spotted the spelling mistake, well done! The kit I bought had the wrong spelling which I copied unwittingly on my first page. I was gutted when a friend pointed it out but I've left it despite lots of ideas as to how to change it.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

WOYWW #568 - Busy Busy Busy

Third week in a row, I'm on a roll...

Scrapbooking has moved along a few pages and I even made a birthday card!

  

I did a bit of crochet yesterday, good job I have a good supply of yarn handy. A local group have crochet bombed the highstreet and sent me the pattern for the rainbow, although I had to add the 7th row!



I've also finished a jigsaw and ordered a Journalling Bible and watercolours plus a kit to get me started....and gold painted a few decorations.




Happy WOYWW Everyone

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

WOYWW #567 - Scrapping...

Firstly apologies for late replies last week, but our Broadband decided to die on Wednesday afternoon! Frantic calls to BT with Easter looming and the lockdown in full force, wondering if they would be able to come and fix it. Fortunately it was fixed 24 hours later, phew.

Easter came and went, although I did manage to get my Easter tree up I didn't make any cards this year!

So I finished off last weeks pages and did a couple more and 2 further ones are on my desk pending inspiration.

 


Also on my desk is a book a friend sent me about Bible Journaling. I attended a Zoom meeting on this with church last Thursday although my attempts are rather more basic, text and doodling based.

Happy WOYWW Everyone