I now do a weekly post on Feline Playful, Friday Winners, and one side-effect of that is that I see loads of amazing crafty creations each week. I get sidetracked visiting blogs and admiring all the talent that is out there in our crafty world. I also get a bit disillusioned about my talent (or lack of) and also the very low productivity rate I have currently. I have so many plans of what I want to do with my time, but the days literally disappear once I have finished sorting out meals, laundry, housework, dogs, cats, guinea pig, ponies, shopping, compulsory resting in front of the tv (which for me, with my health, really is compulsory!) ........ I know I spend too long doing the internet side of crafting, but I really enjoy blogs/websites/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest etc, etc. I also have my study to do, and try to do a bit most days.
Looking at this, I see that I do achieve a lot each day - but so much of my time is spent looking after animals. This is very worthwhile most of the time - tell me this when it is raining/blowing a gale and the ponies are messing me about! However, very often I would rather stay in my craft room and mess about with designs. On this front, I have decided to concentrate more on digital crafting. I am finding it really difficult to avoid spending money I don't have (or should be spending on other things) on the amazing variety of crafty stash that is out there in shops/websites/C&C/QVC (did you all hear about Stephanie leaving QVC and possibly coming back to C&C??). My craft room is literally full of products that I don't use, but still I keep shopping. So, I am making a determined effort to have a big clear out and sell lots. I will list items on here, so get in touch if you want a bargain, and then list on Ebay if anything is left. Lots of fab stamps, inkpads, papers, embellies .... I am keeping the pens, ribbon and buttons though!! The money raised will go towards getting my new saddle, laser printer (so I can use the foiling machine I bought before Xmas), A3 guillotine and possibly an A3 printer. I am also going to go through my large box of crafting magazines, and there may well be some available to good new homes.
There, I have said it now - so it will happen. We are off to Manchester for 2 nights on Wednesday (Caravan Show on the Thursday, plus a trip to the Trafford Centre and a break for me from housework/cooking/animal care), so it may not be until the following week before I get items priced up and photographed.
Hi to my new followers. It will be my first Blogversary next month, and I will put together a celebratory Candy offering for my followers. Cannot believe that I used to have a life before blogging.
|Random photo of Frayne (with one of|
her cow friends) for her fans!