Hello readers, as you may have noticed, I’ve been away from blogging land for a while. No excuses – my blogging / stitching mojo just seemed to pop off somewhere – I guess everyday life just took over!
I haven’t managed to immersed myself in a new project. I keep thinking about starting something new and then become a bit lost and stuck on what to make. Either that, or the phone rings and before I know it I haven’t even found a pattern let alone cast on or started a foundation chain!
Do you ever get patches like that?
To try to kick-start the crafty drive, I’ve been dabbling in a few creative things like….
…adding a bias band to the bodice of a poor eBay buy to create a vintage style dress. “Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing” was a great inspiration and help!
….crocheting a new yellow edge onto an old picnic blanket;
….spraying the garden furniture (much to my husbands dislike!) the same colour as our hydrangea.
…..crocheting a silver necklace from a beautiful shimmery fibre.
…popping up to West Deans Design and Craft Fair with one of my daughters to take in the beautiful gardens….
…. and having a go at making an indian ink “expressive stroke” concertina book in one of the workshops. Considering Art is not my strong point, I was really amazed at what you could create in 1.5 hours!
So, what have you been up to this summer?
What gets you “back in the zone” when you have lost your blogging / crafty mojo?
Send me your comments – I would love to know!