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As life goes idly by....

I've been a bit lazy this week. It's the irony of life sometimes isn't it? When you have time off, time that you can devote to the things you really enjoy doing, inspiration dries up and you are left twiddling your thumbs. Then, as soon as you are back doing the things you have to do to get by, inspiration suddenly hits.

First the decluttering. I'm still finding things to get rid of, but it's getting more difficult. Here are this weeks.


Biotechnology book. It's been so long since I did my degree the technology in here is probably obsolete. I have no use for it so it's going to charity.

Metallic fabric paint. One of the few things craft wise that I am not interested in. I got it in a Crafty Creatives box. Charity.

Cake pop moulds. Bought in the pound shop to use with UTEE but they haven't panned out the way I hoped. Bin. 

How We Met. It was a good read, but one I won't read again. Charity.

The Miniaturist. I had high hopea for this book and found…

odds and sods...

Why is it that I seem to go through socks like my feet are secreting acid? I promise I don't have claws for toenails!

If you hadn't gathered by the above that it's decluttering time again, here it is. First is a bra, not pictured. The underwire went, digging into a very painful place.


Socks! Bin bound

A pig stamp. Came in a big box of stamps but i have no use for it so it's going to charity


Leftovers from the Disney stitch. No use for them now so in the bin they go.
More socks!!!


A spool of ribbon. Bought this to make some christmas presents a couple of years ago but there is loads left and I don't need it so charity shop.


A flower die. This came free with a magazine but I have plenty, so charity shop.

I've also made a few things this week. I have been stitching, but forgot to take some pics and it's too bloody dark now, so you'll have to wait till next time.

A birthday card for a marine biologist. I kept this simple, using G45 papers, with a blue pa…

....and now for the big finish!

Hey all (who read this anyway). I don't know if anybody has been wondering about my progress novel wise at the present time, but I thought I would mention it. I've been feeling a little lacklustre lately, which has been reflected in my writing (or lack thereof) It's easy to lose faith in yourself, and oh so hard to get it back sometimes. Anyway, I digress.

First thing, let's get the decluttering out of the way. Here is the other half of what was my Funko collection.








Admittedly I was a little naughty, buying myself a few new items.




How cool are these! Limited edition, and both working items, not just decorative (the pendulum even swings on Cogsworth) Perfect to go with my completed cross stitch. They actually arrived the day I completed it. Kismet.









That's right, another resolution completed. This has taken me about a year (not solid because of the two months off in between) but it has really been worth it. I will admit there are some negatives about this stitch. The…

....and I've run out of heart related puns....

First off, as always, the decluttering. All funkos this week (and next actually) They've gone to my brother.












Even my cute little Sauron!

Onto the makes. Haven't had a chance to make any jewellery yet and the stitch is not yet finished (on the final page now, which has the most french knots on) but I have made another heart.


I started by cutting two hearts out of some Tim Holtz paper. With the first I sprayed with green and brown Lindy's sprays, and glued it to the wooden heart. With the second I cut with a mixed media thinlit die on one side. It didn't work completely so I cut a bit away. I used texture paste with a brick stencil, then sprayed it with blue Lindy's sprays, adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink on certain bricks to darken it. 


I love Lindy's sprays - they call them magical for a reason!





I die cut loads of gears, painting them silver before attaching them to the heart. I added a couple of pieces of ephemera, a clock, and a wing I've had in…