Just a quick post before getting ready for work. All you teachers out there will know that this is a very busy time of year, reports to write and things to complete before the end of the summer term. I'm not sure how much crafting I'm going to be able to fit in. Still I couldn't miss WOYWW and a post to Julia's Stamping Ground blog. My table is covered with some of the art work I have been doing with children from a local school. It is going to be a fabric wall hanging and is based on the London Olympics. The children stencilled the fabric using masking tape to create their backgrounds and then stencilled the numbers and motivational words on top. The numbers refer to different aspects of the olympic games. Each child worked on their own piece and now I've got the job of sewing it all together and making each piece fit ! I'm very pleased with the results so far. I'm also including a picture of the lovely ATC's I received in the Swap. Thanks to Lisa, Jill, May and Ann I love them all x Happy WOYWW 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.