Skip to main content

Am I talking to myself?

Sometimes I wonder if it is worth carrying on with this blog, as I have no idea whether anybody actually reads it. In a way I feel like giving up, but in another way I don't want to. Even if I end up being the only person who reads this it is a testament to how far I have come through depression and anxiety, and a testimony of my bad times, as well as my good. It also keeps me writing, and that has been an absolute boon to me in the past eighteen months.

Right, today's post is about weddings. No, I'm not getting married (can safely say that will never happen) but there are weddings and anniversaries on the horizon. Wedding wise, I can understand the penchant for soon to be married couples requesting money/vouchers etc, especially as most of them now have lived together and amassed the kettles, dinner services and glasses that were the traditional presents in days gone by. Personally I would like to donate to a charity close to their hearts if they had all that they needed, but ultimately it is up to the couple, not their guests.

I have decided to go to my tried and trusted craft to do something personal. I have taken a picture before I added the names, as I don't want the intended recipients knowing that it is for them.



 
I found this pattern on pinterest. I love it; it's elegant, understated, and is perfect for anniversaries and weddings. I've got one more of these to do (in a different colour, there are significances to the colours) and then I am moving on to the Beauty and the Beast one I got from WDW last year. I have decided to leave the Dimensions ones for last. I was very tempted to get the cut thru haunted house one the other day but thought I would get these first.
 
Off topic I have been getting some wonderful feedback about my debut novel. I've said it on Facebook but I will say it here too. It means the world to me when people talk to me about my book. We've all read books in the past and wanted to ask the author a question, or just talk to them about how they came up with the ideas, what their process was etc. Obviously if you are a fan of someone like Stephen King or JK Rowling it is going to be near impossible to be able to do this. I am going to categorically state now that wherever possible I will talk to anybody who wants to talk about my book. Even if I end up being wildly successful (wishful thinking)
 
Ems

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A few completed projects...

So I finished the Tiger in the Heavens stitch finally. I have decided not to put the sequins on it, as to be honest on reflection it makes it look a little garish, and not right for the intended recipient.





So, one is finished and the next one has started. I have to say I am loving my cross stitch floor stand. It makes it so much easier, even if it is a bit cumbersome getting it up and down the stairs sometimes! Below is the next project.

I have had at least two people remark that it looks like a pair of boobs in a bikini top in the middle, but you can see from the rest of it that it isn't that - that is, unless Wallace and Gromit has suddenly become X-rated!
I've also made a card this week. I haven't been able to do much, as on Saturday I got a delivery of some new furniture, so my room is a little bit of a mess to say the least. Still, I got my G45 papers out and had a bash at a card.

As well as the G45 papers, I used a couple of SnipArt wings and some Lindy's embo…

Money...does grow on trees?

Ok no it doesn't (more's the pity). I decided that to help me keep going on with my savings I needed a visual aid. I didn't want to go for the usual thermometer, so I did something a little different. I started by grabbing the box that the Tim holtz stamp platform (always keep the packaging!) and painting it with sparks paint. I put a patterned paper inside, and then die cut some branches and flowers. I also die cut three butterflies, coating them with gold, silver and copper wax respectively, to represent the coins we in Britain have.



As you can see, it is completely bare on the right hand side. This is because I have set myself a target. Each branch is worth a tenth of that target, and each flower is worth a fifth of a branch. So, I am just shy of halfway on my target.
I also finished my other stag. I kept it simple this time, just coated it with foam cogs, painted it with black gesso and then used silver wax. Simple, but striking.


Finally, here is the progress on the …

Dreaming of the sea...

I've been making jewellery this week, purely because I have not been able to think of what to do mixed media wise. Here are my makes.



This was a white resin shell, coloured with alcohol ink and with some sparks painted small art stones added to mimic barnacles. A bail was added to this, then i made a necklace with some white and green pearls, and finally added a dreaming of the sea charm. 

This is a bracelet. Something simple; just a wool wrapped centre bead, some white beads and extender chains to finish. 


A bookmark, made with some peanut green beads and a couple of flower charms. 
Finally, here is the update on the stitch. I'm over halfway through now. 

Ems