What glorious weather! shame I've been at work all day, still got a nice evening lined up, a meal with friends at a curry restaurant within walking distance of my home, not bad. So I need to get this post up so that I can join in with the lovely Linda 's Compendium of Curiosities Book 2 Challenge number 6. I'm really enjoying working through the book and have so far only missed one, which I have vowed to go back to. The great thing I've found about this challenge is that beside getting my weekly fix of crafting, I'm really learning a lot. When I first glanced at CC volume 2, I thought O.K nice book, lots of nice pics. It's only when you start using it, that you realise that there is a huge amount of content in it. Tim scores again! I only wish I'd been blogging when Studio L3 worked through volume 1. It wouldn't have just sat on my book shelf for the past year. Anyway enough said about that. This week it is all about tissue paper collage you can find the instructions on page 38. There is a $25's worth of goods prize, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique, goody, goody! I made this canvas as my entry, it's the first time I've worked on a canvas. Lots to learn x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.