I’ve been away a while, I hope you will forgive me. I am STILL having problems with my back and the latest is that I am going to have an operation to remove the bit of the disc that is protruding and pressing on the nerve and causing the pain. Over Easter I ended up in hospital again, in the most excruciating pain but was sent home with painkillers. We contacted the private hospital and I had an epidural a day later which worked miracles. But I am still in pain and still on the awful painkillers, so the op it is. Hopefully this will be an end to it although I will always be careful what I do in future.
Sooooooo, in the meantime I haven’t knitted a great deal. I now have a craft room in the small bedroom but rather than filling it with my yarn I have filled it with fabric and card making supplies. I’ve been learning to colour with alcohol markers, blending colours together and making shadows etc.
Here are some of the cards I have made lately. I will try to put a single card per post in future but just wanted to get these up all at once………
………this one I made for Janey who does The Baarmygirls Podcast with me
This one for Melissa, my friend’s daughter
This is an interesting one, I posted a card on the Passionate Paper Creations page on Facebook and a lady asked me to take part in a contest by sending in a card. So I made this one as it was also her 40th birthday.
My mum gave me the fabric bees on this one and said “perhaps you could use them on a card?” so I did and sent it to her!!
The next one has to be my favourite so far. I have made it for my friend’s other daughter who has recently taken her GCSEs. I know she is going to do really well so there were no worries about making this in advance. The image is a digital stamp from Tiddly Inks
I used Card-io Majestic stamps for this one, and stamped in different colours then embossed with clear powder
When I posted that one on Facebook my step-sister messaged me to ask if I would make her one in autumnal colours that she could put in a frame! I was very flattered and made one for her straight away. I posted this off to her this morning……
I have made a card this morning but it is for a contest so will need a separate post.
I have managed to knit a pair of socks for work. I used the new Arne & Carlos sock yarn from Regia. I bought the yarn myself and made them in my size so when they are not needed for display in the shop I can have them back!
Talking of work, we have a summer sale on at the moment, if you spend over £10 and quote HEATWAVE at the checkout, you will get 35% off your entire order. How good is that? I think I might get the yarn to make another Moon Pulls jumper when I get my mojo back.
So there you have it, a quick catch up, sorry its a bit photo heavy!!