There are a kazillion things I should be doing right now, sleep should probably be high up on that list but I just have too much to do and now I need to chat to someone as well....so I shall blog about it instead...always good.
I have been writing out some pattern instructions to send something out in the mail tomorrow which is all very exciting in itself but I won't say anything just yet in case I jinx myself but I shall fill you in as soon as I can about that.
I was looking for inspiration ( didn't find it in a caravan with three children at the beach in the middle of summer...go figure) but since Friday I have inspiration hitting me from all angles and it is wonderful. I joined a swap and a 'fat' book swap as a bit of kick start to creativity and they have both ended up being Vintage Valentines and I have started creating things using techniques I haven't used before with some old techniques and it is turning out so well my mind is a buzz with all sorts of other things I can make and there just isn't enough hours in the day.
Having a little breather I flicked through the latest Handmade Magazine and two things jumped out at me, one was the advert for the Handmade Expo who we are joining on Australia Day at Jondarayan Woolshed and that our Old Petrie Town neighbour Trishalan Designs have a section of that advert, and second was in the letterbox section there is a letter and a beautiful photo of the lovely Rosey from Agapanthas and Goldsworthy and her Babushka doll she made....she really needs to change her user name thingy from i can't sew......she can she can you know she can.......see it is really late at night, well 11.30 isn't really that late but no one else would really get it anyway. I was going to send Teddybear Kris from Tag along Teddies a n email as I know she would be awake, but no she is having problems with her server and she is not happy.
So here I am full of inspiration and the feeling that this year is going to be wonderful and there just isn't time to do it all....now I am feeling like myself again. Here is a little peekaboo of some of the pages I am doing. In fact I might just have to do some more for a few special people...hmmm let me work on that idea for a while...
Maybe I could do a tutorial on one of these sorts of things, seeing as I am doing 16 of these pages i am sure to be able to get some step by step photos...what do you think? The red velvet background is going somewhere else....more secrets gee whiz!! So here is what the side of my table near the computer looks like at the moment, I mean I only have three tables in this room and they are all as cluttered but this is just tonights urgent pile....
Now before I do anything else i had better work out something to entertain the woman who is ALWAYS in Handmade magazine because she is sooo talented, the lovely Kerryanne who is up to day 35 of her bed rest and is starting to go stir crazy and is threatening to do strange things with her fingernails.....No Kerryanne no ......it isn't that bad we will find something else for you to do......looking,looking, looking.....it will come to me soon, maybe I need to send you on a blogland treasure hunt...ohhhhh good idea, maybe we could all do that, does anyone else want to play? Oh good now I have something to occupy me, I will deal with Kerryanne later.
TTFN Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.