Monday, 10 April 2017

Week Fifteen

The fifteenth week of the year. I hope it finds you well and creative. Joy is found in the warmth of the spring sun and the cheerful colours of the springtime flowers. The last five weeks have been filled with...

 

 




Socks of various sizes...

A finished shawl - The Snowmelt Shawl by Helen Stewart



Craftathon 2017 in Abingdon 







With lovely friends. Thank you Debbie for organising.




Card making








New cast  on - The Sorceress Scarf








Birthday Celebrations and new reading.





Outside fun. 



Something to look forward too...



More socks in lovely Spring self-striping sock yarn by Twisted Limone Etsy shop.






Normal life also happens but these are the creative  moments that have bestowed joy. Easter holidays have just started and we are enjoying time together . I hope you all enjoy the next five weeks. I wonder what they will bring...
Hugs Cherry xxx








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