I went over to my Mum’s today with the intention of doing some crafting with her. Epic fail. We ended up just spending the day talking and having tea and admiring the cat (it’s what we do). We looked at some craft magazines so I like to think that counts but really, we didn’t actually do anything constructive. I think sometimes you just need a day like that.
Mum is trying to get her tiny little art/craft room organised and kitted out. She doesn’t have a lot of room and so she has taken her time getting furniture in there and deciding on what kind of storage unit she wanted. She’s making it look really pretty though and a lot more inspiring than my craft room (which is basically a mess all of the time). She’s good at arranging things and grouping “like” things together in an attractive way (instead of my method of just cramming stuff wherever it fits). She uses bought pieces and items she’s made to decorate and create charming little nooks and spaces.
We visited a local scrapbooking store because I needed some glass slides to use with some memory frames I bought. I came out of the store $47.00 poorer and still with no glass slides. Oh well…I needed more paper and stamps and embellishments, didn’t I?
During my visit, Alexander, the very spoilt and gorgeous love of our life was a cheerful and attention-seeking companion, never far from where we were sitting. He does, however, enjoy a nap in his “boudoir” which is actually Mum’s spare bathroom. He has a whole set up in there. A bed fit for a king in the bath tub. Mum worries that he gets cold but he goes in there by himself and looks perfectly content to me. He gets to sunbathe as the sun filters through the big window and he feels safe and secure within the confines of the bath tub. Sure, it’s a little bit odd but he likes it. He’s 16 years old so we figure he can do what he likes. Although he is a naughty boy and will scratch at Mum’s brand new couch. He gets away with murder because we love him. It is impossible to get photos of him – not just because he camera-shy but because he is very black and the camera doesn’t pick up his features very well. He is the sweetest-natured cat we have ever had. Never bad tempered or spiteful. We raised him and his siblings from when they were only a few days old so I guess we brought them up “proper”.
The “King” in his “boudoir”. Comfortable much?
Mum showed me a couple of the things she’d been painting this week. She thinks her painting is getting “terrible” as she is getting older. I think she’s crazy. If I could paint half as well as her, I’d be happy.
Pretty little country scene on a Christmas bauble. These are big sellers for Mum at our Christmas craft sale every year. She never has any left by the end of the day.
This “Frosty” bauble not finished yet but he’s cute. I like the little robin too.
This is going to be a brooch – it’s painted on a wooden “slice” from a tree branch. I’m going to do some brooches with these too but Mum beat me to it.
So, not the most productive day (and of course, now that it is late, I am suddenly filled with creative spirit and want to do something…) but a nice, chilled one and no stress. Back to work tomorrow. Had an awful time at work this week just gone so I am hoping this week will be better. Hope your week is great too 🙂