Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Getting Back to Normality

Hello there, how are you today?

Can you hear that? It's a lack of noise, H is back at school, Hubs is back at work and I'm alone here in the Crafty Alchemy Lab, well not quite alone, Bailey Dog is curled up on my chair snoring loudly, it's nice to be back working hard in the peace & quiet, I've achieved a lot over the Summer, new products, new connections and a new plan, a big one. I'm rather excited. 2015 is going to be one busy year for Crafty Alchemy.
My personal crafting time has all but evaporated at the moment but I'm confident things will even out over time.
I've got a little layout to share that I made a while back, H has often sat watching me knit, both Mum and I have tried to teach her, but she was never that interested, but back in June she showed an interest again so out came the little knitting needles and a bag full of yarn, and off she went, she seems to have picked it up, she talks herself through each stitch - "in through the back, wrap yarn around, pull it through & off" - it's quite amusing to listen to, but she's doing really well, she's keeping it easy at the moment and knitting a blanket for the bears. 
It was one of these Sunday mornings when we were at Mum's when I snapped this photo of her concentrating really hard on her knitting...

I used an assortment of paper from a Quirky kit, I love the yellow and pink colour combination. I've doodled around the edge of the cardstock and coloured my doodly border in with a Rose Pink Promarker, I also doodled stitching around the scalloped edges of the pink paper. The little cork hearts are actually cork stickers. The journaling is in a pink 3d frame and says " Hermione at Nana's house, concentrating very hard on learning how to knit"

I wanted a knitting style embellishment but would you believe I had nothing knittingish in my stash - I know shocking isn't it! So I got some yarn and wrapped into a teeny little skein of yarn and stuck 2 heart topped pins through it to look like knitting needles, I used a blob of glue to attach it to the page. I also used a few little stickers attached with 3d foam pads for a bit of dimension, such as Staying Focused, Let's do something amazing today and Happiness is Homemade.

Well that's all from me for today, I'm tackling the To Do List (It does deserve capital letters) continuing plans and trying to remember who I was meant to email.... It's really bugging me, I can't for the life of me remember who I said I'd get back to despite going through my inbox, oh well, I'm sure I'll sort it out.
I'll be back later in the week when it's my turn over on  the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog.
Take care & hope to see you soon.
Claire xx


  1. I love the photo on this layout! Such a fun page too!

  2. Love the colours Claire and the piccie of H is fabulous!! Maybe you should do a wee range of knitting embellies?xx

  3. Great LO Claire. It is super that H has taken to knitting - it's great seeing kids craft.
    Toni xx

  4. Look at the concentration on her face - she's determined! Love everything about this one, especially your own knitting embellishment, think that's fab. Sally (Sal Hay) xxx


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