Saturday, 11 March 2017

Week Ten

What have you been up to since week five? I hope you have been enjoying each day as it comes, even if it is just the small moments. Finding the JOY in the now is my year long mission...

JOY has been found in...

Snow Melt MKAL by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade).


 Clue One


Clue Two


Goodies




Clue Three



A birthday and obsession with Trolls and a school residential trip



Clue Four

Knitting on socks...









Making cards...




I'm still listening to Leonard Cohen and I'm about to start re-reading Sense and Sensibility. I am also reading Simon Armitage's 'Walking Away'

Find Joy in what you do. - see you in Week Fifteen.
Cherry xxxx



Sunday, 5 February 2017

Week Five

Making cards...


Finishing Agleam shawl by Lisa Mutch...

Sock knitting...



31 day art mark challenge by Rae Missingman... 

Sewing bags...

Starting a new shawl...


February has arrived.  A meeting at work has taken place, a nursery place has been found and the snowdrops have begun to appear on our walks. A passing of time is a real thing and creativity is helping to heal the raw places. The sun provided a welcome warmth yesterday. C xxx









Sunday, 15 January 2017

2017 Week One

Effy Wild's Journal 52 has changed for 2017 - if you are interested go and check it out here - Journal52 - she has decided to do an ATC for people to download if they desire with a word. She generously gives a prompt, an oracle and synonyms for you to bounce off. I have decided to just take the word and do my own thing. I have decided that I want to follow a more cohesive approach to the pages this year, but to continue using it as a place to experiment with materials.

Week one - Portal

Materials 
Distress paints in Chipped Sapphire and mustard seed, Dylusions mask, Americana acrylic paint in Royal Fushia, PaperArtsy chalk acrylics in Bougainvillea, Banana and Caribbean Sea. Word stencil
(can't remember who's) and splats in DecoArt acrylic in Flesh, white and a green. Fude ball pen in black 1.5mm.

I have continued to knit my Vintage Fairy Light socks, vanilla latte socks and my Agleam shawl. You can find all the patterns on Ravelry.

I have had another go at making my own project bags with zips - my first two inserted! 

My aim is to make one a month in fabric inspired by the passing year. I will purchase longer zips next onto! 12 inches is needed not 7! Learning from mistakes and accepting imperfection.

I am using this book this month to help me improve my sock knitting...
 

I am reading this book to inspire me this month... Love Flora Bowley's art and approach to life.


I am listening to...

What are you up to? I would love to know.
Have a good week.
Cherry xxx





Thursday, 29 December 2016

2016 - Week 52

Journal 52 hosted by Effy and Sarah ends this week and has been an interesting project to do. I have to confess to completing upto week 32 - starting week 33 and resuming this week due to a family need. I hope that the team do it in 2017 and I am hoping to do closer to the 52 weeks. Just playing to a theme with the supplies at hand has been freeing and has taught me lots about what my supplies can do.
Week 51 Celebrate



Thank to my crafting SS for a lovely gift which I am planning on using in my new journal play.



During the year I have continued my sock knitting as that was one of my New Year's wishes from this year. I have managed to knit four complete pairs of socks. Two sets of fingerless mittens have been completed too. Not the largest number of knits in the world but a start which has got to be better than not starting at all.
The last pair was a Christmas gift so I was pleased to finish them. They are the
most intricate to date with a cable pattern.

















There has been baking too...





There has been much play...

And some sadness...
I want to continue looking at doing in 2017 and learning new skills. I wonder what you want to do in 2017? I would be interested to know.

I have started with a new sock pattern by Helen Stewart which I cast on on Christmas Eve (this is a tradition started by Little Bobbins of Little Bobbins Knits on Instagram). I am enjoying this but realise how slow I am as some folks have finished their pair already! I am on 15%of sock one!!!!!


Have a good week 52 and hopefully I will see you in week 1 of 2017! Happy New Year's Eve.
Cherry xxxx

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Mini Book Swap

Some of my uber talented crafting buddies decided to do a mini book swap. It has been so much fun and as it ended yesterday it has been fabulous watching all the different techniques and approaches appear.

The lovely Lilian and Debs sent me theirs and I love them both. Lilian's Spring inspired book.

  







Deb's button book - how cute is this...











I decided on some wood cut frames, watercolours, inchie stamps and a quote about friendship.





























I absolutely loved this swap. Thank you to Clare for organising it.