Saturday, 19 December 2015

Happy Christmas & a wonderful New Year

Wishing you all Happy Christmas & a Wonderful New Year

aconite & nasturtium
I don't normally commit to  weekly make but thought I'd join Kate Bridger in Made on Monday when she saw my work on the Textile Arts fb group. A necessary incentive to keep working ;) 5" x 5"
 not too difficult........

nasurtium, foxglove & geranium


fennel seed head

The last 3 were the result of some printing I did for cards, the day before my last craft fair end of November, which went ok...

A walk I went on when my sister in law visited in September to the Fairy Glen. Very popular with the summer visitors & I hadn't been before.  The weather then was similar to now, altho it's probably warmer this month!

 you either love or hate these little 'statues'

 This little gap was quite tricky for me, one to get thru (I'm only a size 14) but as you can see from the 1st pic of the fairy castle it's quite high up & what you can't see is the massive drop to the right of the pic. A good challenge for me to go up there (for all of 3 seconds & I didn't look down) for someone with a bit of vertigo. Why would I let that stop me? You should have heard my heart beating!

I had a go at the DMTV 3m challenge, a 'diary sketchbook' took me right back to my 'square a day' from 2010. I certainly didn't fill a page a day but I enjoyed what I did & will probably just carry on.

I probably wouldn't use a recycled book for a sketchbook again tho as it put me off 'having' to white out pages or stick down my sketch, not good for a procrastinator like me  tho I do love a recycled book - maybe I should just have one already prepared laying around.

The feathers above  is probably the page I'll enter for the competition they are running.

So NOBODY tried to guess what I was making with the knitted 'patches' !!They've made up my first handmade by me pair of knitted legwarmers - the last leg warmers I wore were for ballet & were a pretty pink in my very early teens ;) I so love these, exactly how I envisioned them. You should have seen me with my tongue hanging out with consentration relearning how to attach 2 sides with crochet on the internet.

The first warmer had enough capacity for 2 legs so I took a strip off, knitted some more & made some hand warmers, before I saw the ones on the DMTV blog! Just a bit of fun stuff....for me! I will try some 'twiddlemits' in the new year if someone shows me locally how to knit neatly (the link is to my fb page but it could disappear in a sea of 'Christmas' so do google it ;)....... worthy knitting I think. They are for people with dementia & the little attachments give the person something to fiddle with.

Beautiful day last week before the wind & rain came back & washed it all away. How lucky am I to live here?


Robin Mac said...

Great post as usual. Love all the pics of what you have been doing. I am still laughing about you trying to learn the crocheting stitch from TV. My left handed son had to learn to crochet in his first year at high school - a skill I had never learned either. His grandmother had been very skilled at crochet before her hands became very deformed with rheumatoid arthritis. We had an absolutely hilarious morning with Sylvie trying to explain to me (Right handed) and transferring that to my son! We were all in hysterical fits of laughter and Stuart failed that subject at school!!! Happy Christmas to you.

chocolatefrog said...

So many goodies! Love your Monday Makes, you inspire me to try something more artily free but not my strength. And the recycled book is great (especially close up!), but I too would be put off by preparing pages - yes, please prepare a whole lot in advance and carry on! Must try Fairy Glen next visit but I'm on the "nature does it best" side with those cairn things I'm afraid.
Have a wonderful Christmas in your very special place - I'll be thinking of you there!

Cate Rose said...

Everything you do is fabulous, Emma! Have a splendid Christmas and New Year's holiday, and a wonderful 2016. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love all your work, it's so joyful. Cute as ever ankle warmers and fingerless gloves! Now they are festive. xox

Amanda said...

Coo lots going on there! Well done on the weekly challenge, I'm ploughing my way through the post a day but determined to finish it. And good luck with the entry for DMTV. If we lived closer I'd teach you the knitting thing. :-)

Maggi said...

So much done and all so lovely. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Julie said...

How did I miss this post? Stewart and I went to the Faerie Glen when we were on Skye. It was on a dryer day. Your leg warmers and wrist warmers are gorgoeus. We should team up as you say :-) Happy New Year to you and Dave. I like all your little collages, they're lovely.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you too. What wonderful colours you've been immersing yourself in against these grey days!

Linda Vincent said...

Oh my goodness, so many lovely things Emma! Your little collages are beautiful and I love the feathers journal page. I am so glad to have found out about the mum has masses of wool she doesn't know what to do with and I know she will love making these. And maybe I can add the fancy bits; a kind of joint effort :-) Rather appropriate for us as Dad had severe dementia. Thank you! XX