Sunday, January 26, 2014

De-cluttering and the joys of Pinterest

I confess. I'm a massive image hoarder. I literally keep clippings, postcards, pretty much anything really that I like or find inspiring. Of course most of it then ends up sat in a massive box and I rarely look at it again.

Today I'm determined to sort through. Pinterest has been my biggest friend. I'm so glad someone invented it. It has stopped me having to bookmark or download all the amazing things I find on the internet and lets me organise things so I can actually find them again. I figure it can help with the hoard too. A lot of the pictures I should be able to photograph and upload, then bin the paper copy. Much more space saving and I actually get to look at them occasionally.

The other images I want to buy some frames for, which I can rotate the pictures in and out of as and when I feel like a change. That way I get to see and be inspired by them too. I feel a trip to Ikea coming on!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Handmade Christmas Gifts 2013

I'm a bit under the weather this week. Clearly it's my turn for the lurgy, so the past few days have been spent with a hot water bottle on the sofa mooching around pinterest, planning which projects I will tackle next, having a look what veggies I want to try planting this year, and doing a bit of the never ending tapestry I have on the go.

I thought I'd get one of my catch up posts done. There were a few things I made as Christmas presents I wanted to make a note of before I forget. I love making things as gifts and always have great plans for doing lots but Christmas always seems to creep up on me so fast. This year I promise myself I will start earlier (which I probably won't).

I did a small framed watercolour for my cousin's little boy who was born just before my noise monster. There were some bead bracelets for the other two girls, and a crochet lap quilt complete with pom pom's for my mum. I would have liked to have got more done. I had planned to make some decorations and some Christmas cards (although in the end we decided to donate the Christmas card money to Shelter instead of sending any), but it wasn't to be. I've still got a blanket to sew up which was going to be for Christmas but is now a Birthday present. This year I really must start in about June!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a good holiday season. I've had a lovely Christmas with my baby and fella, although we all seem to have come down with various ailments since, so all I've done for the last few days is veg about (not totally a bad thing).

I've got lots I want to blog about this month. There's been a few projects I've finished and haven't yet posted about. I need to do so before I forget!

Today however will be spent taking down the decorations. I love to start the year with a bit of a clean and rearrange. It drives my OH nuts that I'm constantly moving things around but I like a change of scenery. It's time to put up some different pictures and some new inspiration. My only regret is the room always seems bare after the glitz and twinkle of the Christmas decorations.