The end of the 2006...
Hope you all had a good Christmas. Here is my festive picture I was supposed to post on Christmas Eve, to wish everyone a merry Christmas. Well, I've finally found a few moments to myself to update the Blog!! It is our family advent calender made for us by my talented Mum, she is a quilter, amongst other things and nurtured my love of crafts from a very early age. I know she is now itching to start teaching my daughter to knit. She's just a bit to young at the moment, things still need to be instantaneous, guess she takes after me.
I have had a bit of an enforced break from crafting over the festive period, so I don't have anything recent to show you. However, this is another present I managed to get finished in time for Christmas. It's a needle felted fairy. She has a wire armature, allowing her to be posed. My daughter would like one exactly the same so I had too take a few photographs before I wrapped her up. I'm quite new to needle felting, and I haven't made my mind up whether it's something I'll stick with yet. It's very time consuming and I usually draw blood at least once, but it's a great craft to do on your knee whilst watching telly.
My husband bought me The Crafter's Companion for Christmas, so although I have been unable to get stuck into any new projects, I have been busy reading and gaining inspiration. It's a great book, I love to read about what inspires other artists. I also liked reading about different people's studio space, although I did get a bit jealous. I'm still operating off the dining room table, having abandoned the garage as a bad idea. 2007 is the year I get my own dedicated studio space!!! ( I hope....I have plans ).
Have a good new year everyone!!!!