Hi there, well after a week of rest & recuperation i'm well on the road to full recovery. I'd just like to thank every one of you for such kind wishes & sweet comments that you left on my blog, really cheered me & lifted my spirits sooooooooooooooo very much!!!!
Dear Trish how sweet it would be to have you live nearby & to have a meal from you, such a blessing. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
This last week i've had lots of time for crochet & my autumn blanket is on the home stretch. It isn't as large as i had originally intended but hey as long as it covers me legs i'm sorted!! Here's a peek at where it was at yesterday............................................
Its a cutie all right, lovely soft autumn colors & i do like the patch work effect the cream squares have given it. All thats left to do is finish the border, which i'm a wee bit unsure of, do i keep it simple or try my hand at something with real flair????????
I'll prob do a simple border, i'm a bit too lazy to go to the trouble of creating a big fancy in your face frill the whole way round the outside, anyway its gonna have roses sewn onto the plain squares so lets not make it too garish eh!!!!
The roses are so easy to do & quiet enjoyable as they are super quick & as i'm a pretty impatient crafter i do like fast makes, guess thats why sewing is my main crafty interest.
I've really begun to get the hang of playing around with my photo layouts as well, beth has shown me how to mosaic & re size & border in a basic way, but its a major achievement for a computer twit like me!!! Now that i have the basics, there'll be no stopping me :D
At the moment i'm using photoscape & paint, next up is photoshop, tee hee wish me luck.
This week i've been doing a lot of thinking about work & earning some dollars. My usual work, which i did from home was soft furnishings...... roman blinds, cushions, curtains......... but unfortunately the work has taken a serious nose dive, i guess in recession times having new made to measure blinds for your home is not a priority, so my wee brain was mulling over some options.
I've decided to open an Etsy shop on my blog to supplement the work i do get. What do you think, i'll be making bags, netbook carriers, little fabric souvenirs etc....
This morning i received some fabric i ordered from Quilt Home, what a thrill i get opening the parcel. the colors, the patterns, the feel & even the smell of the new fabric mmmmmmnnn
All these fabrics are from different lines by Dena Fishbein. She's a great designer, have used her fabrics before & was so thrilled to stock up on some more. Just look at the cute butterfly on this one
Anyway i will be stocking up the shop over the next week with bags mainly so do drop in & have a browse, some retail therapy is good for the complexion (so they say)!!!!! & wish me luck.
I've also been blog spotting a lot this week & enjoying every minute, there is so much talent & loveliness out there in blogland, & i have to say i feel priviledged to be able to count so many of you as friends Xx
Blogging has become such a joy, Thank You
I'm gonna sign off now before i start blubbing & sniffling, so please have a sweet evening
Enjoy the rest of your week & have a cupcake on me.......well on Ella actually but i know she won't mind
Lots of love Karen Xxxxxxx