Finally, after many months of doing not-much-at-all (craft-wise), I made some cards this weekend. My craft studio is now a total mess, but that’s ok. I am not going to beat myself up about it because the whole point of having an area dedicated to art is that it can be as messy as I need it to be and not impact on the rest of the house. I have been very good and haven’t taken my crafty supplies downstairs into the lounge room (my usual habit – watching TV and making things at the same time). I’ve left the mess upstairs. And it’s been great. I sit up there for hours and time passes happily but very quickly. I have a big cup of tea and avoid the fridge (my other habit – eating too much).
Anyway, despite a nasty headache and some eye problems, I made a few cards I am pleased with. Was kinda hard to get back into the swing of things but once I got going, it was happy days 🙂 I’ve missed it.
So, to start, here is one of the cards I completed. After I took this photo I actually added some string to her little sign – so it doesn’t look like it’s just stuck there on her front. She’s wearing it around her neck instead). I like her – she’s a bit wacky. The arms/hands made me laugh and just look at her jazzy shoes and stockings! I made her up of all different bits and pieces – vintage paper dolls, gift wrap and even a chopped-up doily. Anyway, I was happy with her – so nice when that happens! I’m easily discouraged, so it’s really a relief when I create something I am satisfied with.
I have been invited to participate in a Christmas Craft Market in December so I am now madly getting stock together. I am seriously low on everything and I don’t want to have a table with nothing on it! I don’t have a lot of time and pesky work gets in the way. I am trying to utilise my evenings better and not waste the hours just watching TV or faffing about. Now the weather is a bit warmer, I can sit comfortably somewhere other than right on top of the heater, and get stuff done.
Hope your day is happy and creative x