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Monday, 20 May 2013

getting crafty...

oh I do love magazines...they offer such inspiration when you live in a rural place where the only things passing the door are chickens and sheep...I love where I live but it is great to connect with the world out there...

this Prima special really appealed to me on the newstand as I browsed...somehow the colours and the ideas of spring led me astray...but it has some great ideas inside for all sorts of tastes and abilities...







mmm... all round yumminess! 

this weekend I had a small local craft fair...and despite the pouring rain we had a lovely day...here's a peek at my new needlecases which I loved making, the upcycled felted blankets were so soft and tactile to work with...and I was pleased with the finished stitchy result...
 


 

Sunday was a BIG day out with a friend and fellow artist travelling to Yorkshire and back, leaving home at a very uncivilised hour...to go on an inspiring course where I learnt about how to present your work at a show, and how to define and refine what you do...I met some other wonderful artists and it was led by Victoria and Emily from The Art Market... fantastic art and craft shows in Holmfirth, Yorkshire...do take a look here... and go if you can! 

and isn't life amazing...I sat next to a lady and we chatted and it turned out she writes Hippystitch...a lovely crafty blog you can take a peek at here...the latset post is some fantastic community yarnbombing!

so back at home now with a poorly daughter exhausted after walking in pouring rain with a heavy rucksack for hours on her weekend DofE expedition practice...


it's pottering for me too after a mega busy week...perhaps a little house loving wouldn't come amiss after several weeks,ahem, months of neglect...

wishing you a lovely week...hope it's really crafty!Emmaxx


4 comments:

Down by the sea said...

I love your needle cases they are so pretty. Thank you again for my wee doggie I have had some admiring comments. Thanks for all the links, I shall have a look at them.
Sarah x

forgetmenots blue said...

The needle cases are brilliant. Perfect place to keep your needles safe. x

Joy said...

What a gorgeous post Emma - your pics are so beautiful and I love your sweet little needle cases. You've been having exciting times haven't you - much better than getting stuck into housework eh? It's always there and the dust seems to settle again as soon as you've cleared it away anyway!!! (says she who cleans every week haha!) Joy x

Emmie and Emma said...

Hi all, thanks for your lovely comments, so pleased you like the needlecases...must find out how to reply to you all individually!
so glad you are happy with the doggie Sarah, I loved making it for you! Emmax