This is from November 2020.
Sunday, 31 July 2022
This is from November 2020.
Sunday, 24 July 2022
I used Gesso to prepare the page, water colours, neo colours, stickers and diecuts.
Sunday, 17 July 2022
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
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 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
Desk final touchs.
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.
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
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.
Sunday, 10 July 2022
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 holyhope.co.uk), 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
Friday, 8 July 2022
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.
Thursday, 7 July 2022
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.
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.