Over the last 24 hours I have made almost 30 of these delicate little flowers.
Tomorrow I will spend wiring them onto chain or making them into earrings.
..... and then I want to do something completely different!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Making more of these today - it's been a while since I tackled some new cufflinks but I'm finding the wire wrapping strangely satisfying after spending so long on crocheting with it.
Even the sawing of chain links is going well enough.
Anyways, all you local ebb and flo fans - see you at Dunbar Community Centre this Saturday for the bumper craft fair (see links on left for details).
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
a bubble of craftivity right now.
check out the craft fair list to the left and come see me at Dunbar Community Centre on Saturday. There are lots of new ebbandflo goodies available!
Monday, November 23, 2009
a new direction for me - drilling seaglass
sterling silver bail, handforged by me (yup, got the blow torch out of mothballs)
genuine scottish sea glass, gathered on my last holiday
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Like many stay-at-home mums, my life was completely different pre-child. For one thing, I had a career which delivered a regular salary cheque into my bank account. I was thus financially independent of my spouse and, once the joint responsibilities were taken care of, could do whatever I wanted to with My money.
Not so these days. Although the joint account is technically Our money there is still the emotional hurdle that it is my husband who is earning the dosh which lands every two weeks or so. And since I'm the one in charge of the household budget I know exactly how good or bad our finances are doing at any one time.
In life pre-child my interaction with my community could be summarised by "open wallet, put cash in the collecting tin". Not so these days as our family 'runs' on a single income and has to be budgeted tightly. But I still like to contribute to the community, and this translates into volunteering my time.
Time is very precious to me these days. As a mother and housewife personal time is generally in short supply. I'm also trying to run a modest home business in, around and in spite of my family. My personal time gets carved up and squeezed into odd moments throughout the day (and into the night).
So this is what faced me when i walked in from my meeting one evening.
I volunteer on a local non-profit board of directors. Tuesdays are a "leetle beet" rushed since the wee guy has piano lessons late afternoon. I had scurried to prepare a nutritious meal for my family and then sped out of the door to my meeting. I was gone for about two hours. When i got back all the detritus from the meal and prep was still cluttering up the sink and counter with my husband calmly getting on with some 'real work' on his laptop.
Gee, thanks for helping me volunteer in the community.
file under: selflessness, respect (lack of)
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Today I delivered my goodies to two christmas boutiques (details in the left sidebar on this blog) at Port Moody Arts Centre and Place des Arts in Coquitlam.
Phew! Now that those deadlines have been completed I have a small breathing space to package up gifts for overseas then reward myself with a special crafty project or two.
Hmmm? Think I'll crochet some bases for some more mini art brooches for my scarves and try a bit of needlefelting.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Not blogging much cos I'm getting into a fug about prepping inventory for Christmas (which means I shouldn't really be blogging right now). The red mist of panic is descending and somehow my diary seems chock full this week. Delivery deadlines for the two christmas boutiques is this weekend!
Ooops! I need some motivational propjects to calm my mind - perhaps these Christmas snowflakes might be the thing?