Saturday, 19 November 2011

Why is it I cannot seem to focus on one thing at a time. (Because I am female, a Gemini, a crafter)
I am sure I am not the only person like this. My trouble is I feel I do lots of things but nothing really well, perhaps because I never stick with something long enough.  I have tried to teach myself crocheting but move onto something else and when I go back to it I have completely forgotten what to do and have to look at my instructions again, same with knitting I  just about suss casting on/off basic stitches stop and veer off to something else so forget again. With clay this week I wanted to focus and practice but for some mad reason I decided to go back to making things with felt. Anyhow I supose it keeps life interesting. I have however noticed my children seem to be following in my butterfly footsteps, particularly my daughter.

Recently I have been making some more felt brooches.

Then I decided I would use felt to make some bookmarks.

A friend liked the camper van bookmark very much and asked me to make 2 for her boys I made one in dark blue and one in red and embroidered their initials and age on the front numberplate and their names on the bac, with buttons not hearts as headlights.. They did look quite sweet and she thinks they will like them which is great.

Now I have started making felt Christmas decorations, not as lovely as those by Clare at selfsewn, so my new clay cooker isn't getting as much use as I thought.  And talking of lovely things for Christmas Pippa at Pips has been making some beautiful items for all the craft fairs she will be doing, she is going to be very busy.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend. xx


  1. I love your felt pieces and turning them into bookmarks is ingenious. I know what you mean about having so many crafts on the go. There are so many interesting things to do. Here is a list of the things I dabble in.

    oil painting
    card making

    You are not alone, I think it comes with being ahighly creative person and that in my book is a very good thing. Better to go with what you feel like doing at the time and you will create fantastic work as you have done with your gorgeous bookmarks. :)

    Anne xx

  2. As long as you enjoy what you're doing, what does it matter if you flit about from one thing to another? The things you do finish are really sweet and you obviously got satisfaction from doing them.