Sunday 31 July 2022

Scripture Sundays

During lock down various Christian artists went online to keep us conntected. On of these was  Lou Fellingham  with her Worship Wednesdays and coffee morning. Thanks to we would listen to these together as a group and journal what came to us. 
This is from November 2020

Sunday 24 July 2022

Scripture Sundays

 A garden prayer from August 2020 in Jeremiah 29:5 Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 

I used Gesso to prepare the page, water colours, neo colours, stickers and diecuts. 

Sunday 17 July 2022

Scripture Sundays

 Some journaling from Zoom church in 2021

The first hymn was Bless the Lord O my soul.

The children's talk demonstrated sharing love by sharing water from cup to cup while the first cup keeps getting refilled.

The scripture was Leviticus 19:18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am the LORD.

The sermon was thinking about our identity in Christ. 

Saturday 16 July 2022

Scrapbooking Saturdays

Naturally lots about lockdown was funny and scrapworthy. 

There were a lot of memes that came out over lockdown each one funnier than the last. Humour got me through. 

That and chocolate, coffee, binge watching Netflix and Prime, rewatching 14 series of Supernatural, online quiz nights, online board games, cakes, potatoes, chats in the garden, zoom calls with friends, google meetings, teams, filters and virtual backgrounds, phone calls, socially distant chats on a bench or in the street, home deliveries, flowers, sunshine, friends, family, neighbours cats, jigsaws, crafting and lots of books!

Thursday 14 July 2022

This and That Thursday

Thursdays are going to be for crafts I don't do often or only did once. 

This entry is sewing. 

So like most people during lockdown I got out some of my older crafting stuff. Specifically my sewing maching and had a go at making masks. 

I started of with a simple rectangle that you put pleats in and then moved onto the shaped masks that were supposed to be simpler. 


I had loads of fabric and loads of thread, although elastic became scarce after a while.  

I could make them double sided, in a few different colours. We didn't think we'd need them for long so it seemed easier than buying them, remember. 

Oh how naive we were.

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Tuesday Desk round up.

Desk final touchs.

One of my neighbours was getting rid of a kitchen unit with sliding shelves that I thought would go great with the other sections I had. 

I slotted it in between the 2x2 and 2x3 sections at first but eventualy moved the 2x2 to the opposite end.

It wasn't quite the same depth as the other sections and had a large gap in the back that would usually have been covered by a work surface. 

I used some wood and some gorrila glue from Bute tools to add shelves to the back where the gap was and it holds my A5 card and A6 paper perfectly. 

The final piece was when someone posted on our local freebies group that they had some worktop going spare, and were giving it away for FREE!

I got out my tape measure and checked, yes that was just the length I needed to cover all of these differnet sections and bring them together as one craft island. 

A few messages and a couple of days later and it was mine. 

February 2022 My desk was complete and I love it. Lots of storage, lots of space, loads of light coming in the window. 

Monday 11 July 2022

Monday Meanderings

 Desk update

I'd seen an idea on YouTube using some short Kallax units to make a crafting island. Not having an Ikea nearby and not travelling due to the lockdown I had to come up with another way to make something similar. 

Wayfair had cube units that looked like they might do and would deliver to the island. I ordered two of their 2x3 units and one 2x2. 

I made the two 2x3 units up with out their backs so I could attach them together and have deeper storage. 

When I assembled the 2x2 unit I realised it was from a different range and therfore a different height. I'd ordered legs from Amazon to make the units a little taller but needed to order taller ones for the smaller unit.  But overall not bad for what I wanted. 

Sunday 10 July 2022

Scripture Sundays


Lockdown meant we were not able to go to Spring Harvest as everything had to be cancelled at short notice. Thankfully Spring Harvest very quickly went online and had an amazing amout of content available for us on YouTube.

It was great to hear the talks and worship together while apart with chats springing up on Facebook and people staying conntected. 

A friend, Haidee (from, who had been planning to be at Spring Harvest had a facebook group and set up a zoom group so we could share our pages and bible journalling with each other. 

Saturday 9 July 2022

Scrapbooking Saturdays

During lockdown and since I have managed quite a bit of scrapbooking so I'm going to share these on Saturdays in no particular order. 

I started out with lots of pocket pages and these were for my Vegas Album 

This was a night at the Fremont Experience in Downtown Las Vegas.  A five-block pedestrian covered mall with kiosks, carts, zip-line, live music and a nightly light-and-sound show.

Friday 8 July 2022

Crafting life continues

Just before the start of Quarantine in 2020 I had got back into card making with some Galentines cards (valentines for the supportive gals in your life) and had taken a bag making lesson with a friend.

My friend Elizabeth is a talented sewer/sewist and with her help and advice I made this double sided bag in just a couple of hours. 

We had also visited the craft show at the SECC me armed with a with a "what not to buy" list. 

The numbers were down at the craft show as covid was just starting. There were about 140 cases in Scotland but a lot of the older and more vulnerable attendees had stayed away. 

Ironically it meant we had a great day, my friend took in a class and we had plenty of time to browse and buy and chat instead of the normal mad dash to be out of there by lunchtime. 

Had we known that lockdown was coming our purchasing ideas may have been very different.

Thursday 7 July 2022

Crafting life

 I started crafting again about 2019 after I changed jobs and life settled down. 

The Quarantine times in 2020/2021 helped give me much more time and organise my craft space.
It also helped me declutter and decide what I wanted to focus on craftwise.

I'm going to be sharing a bit more often (i've said that before).
To start here is what my craft room looked like before lockdown. 

It looked very neat and there were lots of drawers and boxes to store things but as things were in boxes I couldn't see them  and so I would forget I had them and not use them. 

I tried some open storage on hangers and rods so I could see what I had but it quickly became untidy and clunky. 

I could see the stuff but had no inspiration to use it.

This storage for my punches seemed to work well and it was great being able to see them all together adn see what worked with what, but in reality took up a whole lot of wall space and didn't work for the new design of punches. 

I was doing more work storing my supplies than using them.

Something had to change.