Wednesday, 31 December 2014
2015 looks to be very different compared to the past few years - I'm striking out on my own work-wise, which is both scary and exciting. Not having to do the regular hours at a 'proper job' will make a huge difference to how much I can achieve at home - for the better I hope. It's risky but at my age, if I don't do it now I never will!
I hope 2015 will be better for everyone - here's wishing you everything you wish for yourselves. Happy New Year!
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Now that Christmas is over, it's time to get things done with a view to being
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
And finally, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year!
2014 was not one of my best years in some respects - months of building hell next to our house, lack of painting commissions for the first part of the year, misery at the day job culminating in handing in my notice, the loss of a good friend, and quite a lot of irritating things to deal with. But it did have it's very good points - the release and good reception of the Nudinits animation (two and a half years hard work!), catching up with some old school friends in the summer, and some very exciting changes for the new year - going totally freelance and finally realising my lifetime dream. Thank you for sticking with me through it, putting up with the moans and wails, sharing the good bits and giving me the impetus to work hard in order to have something to show you all. Here's to 2015!
Monday, 22 December 2014
Currently on the needles....nothing! Suffering withdrawal symptoms, but my hands are still busy sewing what feels like thousands of sequins on that felt goldfish purse.
Sunday, 21 December 2014
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!