Sunday, 24 May 2015
For me the most difficult part of having a perennial garden is 'patience'. It's quite alarming to see everything die back at the end of the growing season but so delightful to watch it all spring back to life again starting in Spring. This is my first time of seeing that happen.
Today would have been our Toby's 25th birthday. I'm running out of photos now to use in his albums but there are just a few that I still can play with, this being one.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
I'm back home after a trip south to see my friend Sylvia. She is doing well despite having a long journey in front of her to get feeling back into her fingers, but believe me when I tell you she has a firm grip! It was wonderful to see her and quite emotional because of what she has gone through, but she is being so well cared for by her hubby that I am confident she will get there.
My garden is coming on in leaps and bounds too and it seems I have only lost about 3 plants. Hopefully, I will be able to show a few photos in a day or so after I've finished planting all the new plants I bought while away.
In the meantime, it is time for a new front door wreath so I've just had a little play and made this,
Sunday, 3 May 2015
It's tag time again. all the details for Tim's May tag can be found here. It took me all this morning to make my tag in between sneezing, coughing, runny nose etc. I have a bad dose of rhinitis which has plagued me since last November and despite medication, just will not go away. Anyway, I did my best with the stash I had and came up with this.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Some weeks ago I decided to do a bit of crafting. Now I've never said I was an expert, it's just a hobby to me but I do enjoy it - sometimes!
Workshops are few and far between in my neck of the woods certainly those showcasing mixed media and all things painty and grungy. I don't get to have fun with others very often so not being any good at all at thinking outside the box to create a thing of beauty from my own thoughts I really do struggle.
I began the latest struggle with a blank canvas. Indeed, I took the cellophane off one and that was half the battle!!
What to do.... I stuck Tims tissue wrap all over it before tearing some lovely hand made paper I found in my stash and sticking that on top.
I really liked the blue paper but decided to tone the whole thing down a bit by adding Gesso to various areas.
Distress stain was next. I splodged some on my craft sheet before using a broad brush to pick it up and allowed it to run down the canvass.