Sunday, February 27, 2011

January and February Craft Challenges - what have I been up to?



Okay - so as if I don't have enough to do with 4 kids and a 48 year old to contend with, I signed up for some craft challenges at the start of the year. Having owned and run my own craft shop for 8 years, I'd seriously neglected a lot of the crafts I'd done during that time (cardmaking, jewellery and my ever growing collection of Scrapbooks) and decided that this was the perfect way to encourage myself to actually do (AND FINISH!) some projects. I also decided at the start of the year to attempt to destash my ever bulging bag of wool - and these weekly and monthly challenges seemed ideal for that.
What I forgot however, was that while we had the shop, I had somewhere to escape to to actually work on my many projects! I could stand up there and work to my hearts content creating greetings cards, scrapbook pages, artist trading cards and jewellery. At home it's a bit more difficult, there's kids that want my attention, housework to be done and at the moment all my craftiness has to take place at night, when I've made sure that the wee ones are alseep.

But I have managed to get some things done. Hell, I've even managed to get them finished!!!

I've decided though that since I am so late at posting them, I'm going to lump them all together here. Most of them are for Crafty Mums weekly challenge but things like the purses and a little owl I sewed were for Annies monthly challenge over at The Felt Fairy. (Of course I forgot to photograph the owl so I'll have to do a quickie edit after he does some serious catchup posing :oD )





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Sorry about the sizes - I will get better I promise :o)

2 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Your little zipper purses are very cute...:)I like the grey one.

Beatnix said...

Thank you :o) The grey one is mine - I always keep the 1st of anything I make - the rest are to go into my "present" box for Christmas and are gifts for my 6 year old daughters friends.