Friday, 27 June 2014

Long time

Hi, it's been a long time since I updated my blog but I thought I'd add my recent projects and favourite summer photo.
Quilted sewing roll

 who's basket?
Swans family outing, Perranporth beach July2014

Basket lined for a present; pockets inside for keys, phone, pens etc

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012


It has been a while since I was feeling well enough to write.  I managed to make some Christmas cards and gifts, but struggled with sending them - that's the effect of ME.  I seem to only to be able to focus on one thing at a time, and it is amazing how much concentration that takes.  I thought I would upload a few of my projects.  I have been visiting the Action for ME form;   which I have found very supportive.  ME is so debilitating and you do feel very isolated - enough of that......
back to life... crafting continuing!!   
I have joined Abi's Stampers 10 group and slowly getting to grips with their products.  It is lovely having a monthly project sent and being able to have an online demo - would love to be able to join in with her crafting group - one day......
I can't see any obvious grammar or spelling mistakes, so hope any readers will be able to understand my jibberings!

I felt ready to make something bright and cheerful and entered it in the Trimcraft challenge

This was for my neighbours birthday, using my Stamping up items

Wedding card and insert shown; my favourite Lily of Valley stamps coloured with Copics and Promarkers. Dies; Joy craft and nestibiities.  Flowers from Wild Orchid.

I struggle with inserts and so am pleased with this one; names erased.

Work in progress; die cut images, and embossing; different from my usual cards.

Here are a few of the items I made before Christmas


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Summer's end

September has come in with a real cold blast and I can't really say that I remember the warmth of summer that much.  I was able to get out of the house a couple of times, but did have have a relapse/overdid it by 2nd week in August (after the church's summer fayre); sending me right back to zero. 

made some boxes and gift cards, (chocolate and tea lights)

Scripture Union's Beach Mission  360;  was here for 2 weeks and it was wonderful having them around. Myself, children, parents and grandparents have always been involved with the organisation, they have been coming to Perranporth for over 100 years.  The majority of their work is spent with children and young people but there is an adult group and we looked at Romola's needlework - which I can't show here due to her copyright, but are absolutely beautiful.
The ART for Health group meets on a Thursday, I have managed to attend and have designed and made a tree in felt, with some embroidery and seed beads, to go on the front of my Family Tree Scrap Book.  It does then take the next 6 days to recover, but it has been nice to meet with other people who understand my condition - not so embarassing when I lie on the floor or sit and do nothing.

I have been procrastinating about this project for a long time and am pleased that I have finally made a start.  My first pages are my dad's, mum and dad; this is the 2nd page and I have found postcard's from both of them to one another sent during the 1st World War and I have made pockets for them; I was really pleased to find them and think it is really romantic and quite a reminder of what they went through at that time, Charlie lost one of his brothers.

After watching Wendy Poole on Create and Craft at the weekend, crocheting, I found her website and followed a link to the Ravelry website and forums;  there is an awful lot going on and I am just finding my way around.  They do have lots of different groups and there is one for ME/CFS/CFids!  My knitting/crocheting is an ongoing hobby and I have managed to sell some items this summer.
So although I don't feel as if I have been 'doing' anything, looking back on it I have made quite a lot of things. Lots of knitting to sew up and finish off; I can manage the knitting but sewing up takes a lot more concentration. 

To Do bag!!

I have even completed a couple of special order cards; wedding and 1st birthday - which can't be shown yet and one for a golden wedding anniversary.

Joshua is going to be Christened in Truro Cathedral 25th September in St Mary's aisle (my favorite area), so I am really looking forward to it and hope I am well enough to attend.  As he is a Rosevear his parents are allowed to ask to attend the Cathedral even though it isn't our local church.  It doesn't count that my great and great, great granddad's help build it!  Richard Granville (great grandad) was one of the only men to be injured during it's building.  Anyway the whole family is delighted to be allowed to hold the service there, so thank you Bishop Tim, in advance, (although I don't expect he will be conducting the service). 
Will end now, on that high note.

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Quick posting this morning - Abi, local Stampin up demonstartor coming this morning; haven't seen products or met before, so really looking forward to it.
Wanted to upload pictures of shelves and ribbons on display (using Sunday's ribbon holders;  ), plus some of my other work.
these can all hang on one hook/hanger - so they don't have to take up as much room -
 I just like the colours !


1st ever card using brayer and stamped image

pyrimage ATC's for Craftymess

couple of min scrapbooking albums

pockets album

purse album

thanks for looking