Another week has passed and we are back to our Wednesday tour around crafty workspaces. Go to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, to join in.
I have recovered from my day at the NEC, and finally unpacked all the stash yesterday! Although I didn't get everything on my list, I am really pleased with what I got and the prices. Watching C&C last night (the Tim Holtz show with Hels - brilliant demo's, so watch today; 11 am on C&C, 5 pm on Ideal World), I was particularly impressed at how cheap I got my Distress Inkpads!!
The rest of my week has seen me doing a lot in my craft room, but not a huge amount of actual crafting. I did use shrink plastic for the first time to make some little embellies for some twinchies, but I forgot to take a photo of them. They turned out really well. I seem to spend a lot of time on the computer - but all the 'research' (reading blogs mainly) is all a step in forming a proper business idea. My hubby has put forward a few suggestions that means that I can continue to be completely mobile (so our plan to move abroad one day could still go ahead). It will mean that I need to do more digital crafting, but my love of ink/paint/paper/card will still continue in my personal crafting. I just need more hours in the day, so I can get it all done whilst still getting my much-needed rest.
As part of my study, I asked everyone last week to let me know where they get their inspiration from.
The results are -
Pinterest = 3, Blogs = 12, Magazines = 7, TV = 3, Workshops = 2, Nature = 3, Family = 1, Craft Fairs = 2, Blog Challenges = 4, Craft Shops = 2, Podcasts = 4, Book & Song Titles = 1, Meeting Artists = 1.
This shows how important the internet is to us crafters. We really are a bunch of technology-savvy people!
My little notebook computer has proved to be a willing partner in my daily life, but he is struggling now with all the software and the screen is just too small. Hubby has offered to get me a new computer and we started to look this week. I think a desktop with a large touch screen is the way to go. What do you all use? Especially anyone who does a lot of digital crafting. I also want to get a tablet for internet browsing etc from the sofa/bed/caravan/holidays, and have my eye on the Kindle or the new Google one.
We booked our annual winter holiday this week (my husband does a farming method which means that we do not milk the cows from November - January, so we usually escape to the sunshine whilst the farm is a bit quieter). We are off to Costa Almeria in Spain on Tuesday 27th November. Haven't been there before (usually go to Alicante or Malaga), but saw it featured on one of the property programmes and it looks gorgeous. I have my 2nd dental surgery on Monday, but trying to ignore how quickly the week is going and concentrate on more positive things!
Well, I have rambled on for long enough, so these are my photos this week.
Happy WOYWW to everyone that I don't manage to visit.