Monday, 10 January 2011

Hello blogland!

... I'm back (I hope!)

Well having a new puppy and then increasing my work hours certainly had an affect on my creative energy and time for blogging. 2010 was not a great year for me emotionally and although I celebrated my 40th birthday, which was fantastic, in many ways I am glad to put the year behind me. I am grateful though that the family has its health and we remain financially stable.

Being creative however is part of my being and I did really miss it. I managed to make some lovely Christmas presents and cards, which I forgot to photograph.

So whilst blog hopping I came across Monika Wright's blog and this post in particular has really inspired me to get back into making and doing. So with a new resolve I have written myself some goals for 2011:

- make at least 1 LO a week

- make at least 1 card a week

- make at least 1 fabric project a week

- make a project with the girls each week

- blog about what I've made!

- blog about what is inspiring me

- take part in a photo challenge - either this one or this one

So here we go - all made last Friday!

Using Sketchy Thursday sketch and Scarlet Lime Kit (mainly Sassafras). I have decided to cancel my sub to Scarlet Lime, as you can imagine I have lots of kits to use up.

A couple of cards (well two are as easy as one!)

And a hair accessories board using a Flossie Teacake's design (love her blog!) I made one of these for my sister for Xmas and this one's for my neice. Don't think you can see them easily, but there are hooks on the lefthand side for hanging up hairbands (or bangle/necklances) and the ribbons are for putting clips on.

We're redecorating the girls' bedrooms and I plan to make one for each of them. Hopefully it will make finding clips and bands easier in the morning!

So that's it for now. I need to spend a bit of time sorting out photos and then hopefully I'll get back into the swing of scrapping again.

See you soon!


lisa said...

Welcome back Fay. I've missed you being around. I love your page, the colours are lovely and the photos so sweet. Happy New Year to you xxx

Emma said...

Nice to see you back Fay, have missed your blog posts. Looking forward to seeing all you create in the next year, especially your fabric projects as thats the next thing I want to try!

Claire said...

Welcome back to blogland Fay! Beautiful LO, I have those papers and haven't worked out how to use them yet! Here's hoping 2011 is a fantastic creative year for you :)

LadyBug said...

I am loving the hair clip board!!! I think I need to make myself one of these as now my hair is long enough for pig tails I have bands and clips all over the place int he bed rooma nd the dogs love to steal them!

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch!Love the colors that yellow is yummy!
Those cards are so cute and that board! Great idea!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee your creations!!!!!! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keshet said...

So beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!