Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tonight I am going to sort the rest of my fabric.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Today I finished another faerie pouch:
I have almost finished writing the February newsletter for the building I live in and I made one ATC:
Some time ago I painted several backgrounds and I decided to cut them into ATC sizes and make a picture from them and then I added some micro-beads. This is kind of a fun way to do a picture because the picture comes from the paint that was applied. The leaf in this was already there and so was most of the bird.
Tonight I am going to sew the boa onto my cushion. I went shopping for a cut embroidery tablecloth and runner but the store was closed, the lady in the store next to them said it had been closed for about a month. I hope they re-open soon. I bought some gathering tape for the top of the new curtains I have bought, I just have to adapt them to my window. Things are coming together slowly.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Next I went to a costume shop and bought a pink boa to put on a cushion. I think I will buy another rosebud cushion and put it around the edge instead of covering the whole cushion. It actually will probably be cheaper that way rather than making a cushion myself. Something really feminine. After that, I went for a California roll and then on to Starbucks. It was a nice break and so I may do some sorting this evening but maybe not, it is Sunday - a day of rest - after all!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I spent quite a bit of time journaling this morning and I am listening to The Secret now just to get myself in the right mind-set to create a good year for myself. Out with the old negativity, in with the new postive thoughts and actions.
Time for bed now!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I bought a really pretty cushion today, it's white and covered in ribbon embroidery roses. Very girly, to go with the Victorian feel I want to create in my apartment.
I also did a lot of journaling this morning before I got up - something I used to do daily. I am using two books right now, Stand Up For Your Life by Cheryl Richardson and Simple Abundance by Sarah BanBreathnach. I have had Simple Abundance for several years and go through it in parts every year, it's a good way to keep in touch with yourself and your home.
My word for 2010 is self-nurturing, I am going to have massages and manicures and pedicures. Lots of pampering.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The copper one on the right is the free one.
I also visited my favourite store, The Cross, I go there every so often to feed my soul. I can't afford much there - I've mentioned it before, $275 for a cushion - but today I found fabric samples for $5 a bundle. I bought seven, couldn't resist, they will be lovely for crazy quilting. I meant to clean cupboards today but I needed some groceries and I HAD to have a new journal so no cupboard cleaning - maybe tomorrow! lol
These are the two necklaces I made for my daughters for Christmas:
This one is smokey topaz and clear swarovski crystal with marquisite 6mm beads and sterling silver.
This one is a real leaf coated in copper with green garnet, topaz and smokey topaz swarovski crystal.
So I had a very nice day shopping and I finished off with sushi and a Starbucks coffee with the Starbucks card I got for Christmas.