Wednesday, 17 December 2014
It's been a busy week - my son moved out (finally!) last weekend which was surprisingly emotional for me. I'm so pleased he is able to afford to go at last and start his life properly, but it was sad too.
I've been knitting madly, trying to get the last Christmas bits done for Nudinits - you'll have to check out their advent calendar on Twitter and Facebook to see what I've been up to.
Nothing on the easel at the moment - no time! I'm hoping during the Christmas period I will be able to get the paints out. I miss it.
Tomorrow is the last day at the day job - after 11 years, that too will be quite a wrench. However, I am not enjoying my current role there, I don't feel I am contributing anything other than being a childminder which makes me very unhappy, so it is definitely time to go. I am extremely excited to be starting a new chapter in my life, hopefully making a go of the arts and crafts full time. There are some interesting things scheduled for next year - who knew naughty knitting could lead to a career change!
So, lots of changes this month - it all seemed to happen at once. Perhaps 2015 will be a good year to make up for 2014!
Monday, 15 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
If you'd like your pet made in yarn, get in touch - not for Christmas though! Too late.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
I got a lovely last minute commission to recreate this little dog and his accessories. His name is Wilbur and here he is, still a work in progress - I have to fluff his fur up with a wire brush...I have to go and buy a wire brush...and he needs his knitted coat and toy. I have to make two of him, but the second one is not until after Christmas - phew!
I've been knitting little Christmas items like crazy in order to keep up with the Nudinits advent calendar - perhaps we should have thought of this some time back in August, but never mind!
Talking of Nudinits, there are lots of things in the pipeline for next year - it's all getting quite exciting. I think I quit the day job at the right time - one more week to go!
Friday, 5 December 2014
Warning, contains scenes of vegetable cruelty that some viewers may find upsetting.
Yes, I did indeed sew twenty felt brussels sprouts!
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
No paintings on the easel at the moment as there really isn't the time in the Christmas run-up. Plenty on the needles though - Christmas miniatures and replica dogs!
Two weeks left at the day job and I'm not regretting the decision to leave - just cannot wait to get my new routine started!
Saturday, 29 November 2014
He'll be winging his way to Denmark tomorrow - by post though, not under his own steam!