I've been really lucky to be draw for Twiggy's birthday give away, she has made up a really gorgeous package which arrived today. I am always particularly pleased to receive others handmade items- the pin cushion and embroidered napkin are so sweet. I really like using padded hangers and sad though this may sound I am cheered by cleaning with pretty cloths.
With the nice smellies, the cake cases and the sweet treats this was a lovely treat for a cold Monday morning- Thanks Twiggy! xx
Here are the latest of my City and Guilds samples. I had a lovely play with various beads, sequins and other sparkly bits. These have been very useful for starting off lots of ideas and will be a great reminder of different techniques when the course is over. I am continuing to work on my experimental pieces and again stretching myself with trying some new things and following ideas wherever they may take me.
I have continued to struggle a bit with feeling a little lost and lonely into the new year, distance learning and being a part time worker has meant that I am a bit fed up with my own company- God I bore myself sometimes! Anyway Simon suggested I volunteer at the local charity shop for whom I have been making bunting. The managaress is lovely and was very keen for me to work on a Monday morning. I can honestly say I am having great fun! The shop is so friendly and well run, I am being very very good about not buying all the shop stock, I get a lot of pleasure from watching the customers finding the unexpected treasure and of course it's great that a charity is getting the benefit form peoples de-cluttering and bargain hunting and from a very selfish point of view I get the benefit of some much needed adult company!
I am still one short of my 100 followers- if anyone fancies. ;0)