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Hi. I am a crafty mum of two and live with my partner and kids in shropshire. I love all things crafty, especially sewing, crocheting, felt and I am open to trying new things. So, follow me and see what is my next thing to make . . .

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Spring in a pot

Hello, 

Hope your are well.

I just wanted to show you my lovely little jug I painted. I decided that I was going to paint something for my self, for the studio, something to hold small delicate flowers. 


Ta dah! It turned out really well, so sweet. I'm so pleased. I wanted the look of a summer cottage garden or wild flower meadow. I filled it with fresh sweet williams and popped outside the studio on a little table . . . love it. I kept glancing over and feeling rather pleased and springy!!!

The thing with pottery painting is you have an idea when you start out . . . the colours are very pale and absorb into the bisque, you never know how it will turn out once it is glazed and fired. Sometimes you start out with one idea and the paints and brush strokes take you somewhere else. I am always excited to open the kiln at the end of a firing (with fingers crossed that everything has turned out well)!!

I am going to Yorkshire tomorrow for a one night stay, not long enough but looking forward to it.
Take care
Kel x 

(p.s thanks again Joy for the picture collage tips, love it)


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I am going to Yarndale again whoohoo!!

Hello all,

Sorry I haven't been blogging much recently. I have gone from 0 hours of work per week to at least 37.5 hours a week. It was a bit of a shock to the system for me and the rest of the house, but it is worth it!! I need to be mega organised . . . I'm still working on that!!!

I do miss my home time, and little A keeps saying 'I miss you at work Mum' awwww, pulling on the heart strings. He has also started the school nursery this term. He is finding it very hard and fighting back the tears. My daughter just didn't have the issues, she would go anywhere at anytime, so much confidence for a youngster!!

Anyway, like I said before, I have been neglecting my blogs recently and I woke (not naturally, by a 6 year old, gggrrrr) this morning and after telling a grumpy child to go back to bed, I couldn't get back to sleep. So, I grabbed my phone and checked out Attic 24's blog and realised that Yarndale is coming up and she has a crochet Mandala challenge. This spurred me to book my hotel for Skipton , my tickets for Yarndale and get my hook out. I'm not sure when I will do it, maybe in my sleep!!!

All I need now is for someone to mind the studio whilst I am in Yarndale . . . any takers???

Here's a little gallery of what I've been up to (Anyone know how to do a picture table in blogger the easy way? I have tried and tried to no joy)

Pebbles



















Pottery



A few of my favourite things


My beautiful town in which I live in. Quirky and full of history.



Family time and bbq's!!

It's taken me almost a week to write this post because I have been trying to fit my pics into a tale and getting frustrated. I have given up . . . .HELP.

Kel x