Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hello you lovely folks!

Today I went to my first British baptism. It was a couple of friends’ son who got baptised and I made this card for him. The lamb and the grass both stand out a little from the backing, I wanted to create a tad bit of depth, the photo doesn’t make it justice though.
   The last week has been one of those very tired sort of weeks so I’ve spent most of my time curled up on the sofa reading a book. I baked some cookies too and I have, finally, started working on my new etsy shop. Got lots to do yet but there will be all sorts of goodies up there eventually. It’s all about sorting myself out and employing James to help me out with some of the texts. My English might be good but it’s far from good enough for me to find it easy writing policies and to always put my mangled thoughts into nicely formulated English. I’ll let you know more about it when it happens.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Who said I'd break a promise?

You might wonder what I’m up to. I’m fulfilling an old promise I guess you could say. The promise of a wedding gift for a couple of friends, that is, and it has taken its time I have to say (a little bit embarrassed). But now since the desk arrived I can’t put it off anymore and so have begun. It’s not the kind of painting I wanted to paint sitting on the floor as it were. I believe you would understand why it being a wedding gift and all. So far so good but I’m having cold feet about the rest of it. What if I mess it up? *shudder* Tomorrow I’ll have to be brave… Ever got the cold feet about a project? What do you do? Any tips and tricks to make it pass?

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Comeback (with a desk!)

I’m finally writing again, woho! I hope you’ve missed me. We still haven’t got our broadband, but a wireless substitute for the time being. It works ok so I should be good to go now. You can’t imagine how frustrating it is not to have a steady reliable internet when you’re used to it. It’s good to know I can cope without it though! It has even been quite nice with lots of reading and fiddling around with materials instead. There was even knitting mentioned in one of the novels I read! Can you believe it?! Knitting... well the book is called Our tragic universe and is written by Scarlett Thomas. I highly recommend her books in general; they are amusing stories about interesting intellectual people (and not in a bad way) trying to sort their messes out. I just love how you get captivated and want to know what happens next. Anyway, the main character in Our tragic universe learns to knit one Christmas and she’s kind of hooked after that wanting to learn how to knit socks. Well you’ll just have to read the book to find out whether she does or not. (Libraries are a brilliant thing, use them!)

When I haven’t been reading I’ve put IKEA flat packs together. In our relationship I’m the handyman so to speak and I kind of enjoy flat packs strangely so no complaints here. It’s like a big puzzle with an instruction, love it. So I now actually have a desk! I’m ridiculously excited about this and have been franticly using my sketchbook for the last week painting, drawing and putting ideas down on paper. I’ve made some felt brooches and some birthday presents for James too together with all the rest of my constant creative messes. I just have to get myself together for a big photo shot now...