I can hardly believe that we are at the end of March already, with only a day left, I'm posting my March tag for Tim's Twelve Tags of 2013 Challenge. It's been an exciting and busy month for me, so I'm looking forward to a gentler pace for April, beginning with two glorious weeks of a 'stay at home holiday'. I hope that means time to see friends and family as well as crafty time in the attic. I've made my March tag in a similar way to Tim's with some variations. I couldn't resist buying the little bunny die when there was just one left at The Artist Trading Post Stand at the NEC Hobby Crafts Show last week. It was possibly the only one in the whole of the show as I had a good rummage on pretty much all of the stands! I loved the little brooch Tim posted on his blog last year,which you can see here, so I might have a go at that this Easter weekend. Substitutions used in the making of this tag include metal foil tape for the leaves and flowers, hand cut grass, an alterations house die, some button paper from one of the older paper stacks of Tim's and a bit of skinny tinsel from last Christmas. As usual a fun tag to make especially when you have to get your thinking cap on! 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.