It's THAT time of week again where we are invited to snoop around each others work spaces courtesy of our inestimable host Julia and her Stamping Ground Blog. It's number 172 this week so that's how long Julia has maintained this fascinating site. Well, quite messy on my desk this week after an afternoon spent experimenting with Distress Stains to create backgrounds. In the foreground, are a few 'Poundland' bargains. There's a roll of good sticky foam tape, a sanding block quite large but does the job comes complete with sandpaper, and a pile of 'tea towels' which are a bit small and thin for drying plates but excellent for mopping up ink and stuff. There's also a little tin of paper tapes bought from 'Paperchase' if you know the sho,p you'll know that these weren't exactly cheap, so it's a good job I saved so much money on my Poundland buys ! Look out for blog candy coming soon, to celebrate my first 50 followers, I can't do it yet as for some reason I'm following myself twice so I've only really got 48 followers. Happy WOYWW everybody see you next week.
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.