Saturday, 26 March 2011

Typical Saturday

Another typiical Saturday is about to end and I thought I'd share a few thoughts. I spend a large amount of time in a day thinking about the creative things I want to make or share. Its quite frustrating that I can't spend as long as I'd like doing these things, but work takes priority... I am looking forward to April though, as I'll officially be at work for 6 days!!! Obviously I'll do more while I'm off, but I am going to work very hard to make sure I am not doing too much in that time as I could really do with a break and the ability to do some creative things about the house and for others.

So today started with some good news. It was confirmed yesterday that I've another commission for a button picture. This is going to be a new one, as its to be a star. Again the black and white theme will feature and I'm letting my customer pick the words which will decorate the image, as I want it to be a personal gift to her friend from her. I think that will be a great touch that I can push with the commissioned pictures. I'm hoping to start on the art work tomorrow, and even get a good selection of buttons going. I may have to search out some triangular ones for the points, but spending a little will be worthwhile for a great picture.

I've also been giving my flower ideas some thought. I've crocheted a good few now, so will start making them up into the finished article and if they work successfully, I'll get them up on Folksy asap. I'd love to have a busier shop, and think doing things that a fun and make you smile is probably the way to go. Fingers crossed that the idea works. I've put it to bed for now, as I'll spend time in the holidays completing the design.

In the time I have around work over the next too weeks, I'm going to focus on creating and completing a baby blanket for one of my neighbours children. I've new arrivals on both sides of me (sometimes I have to put up the TV and music to hide the cries) but will be fun watching them grow up. I don't know them that well, but I think it will be a good gesture to do a blanket for each. I'm knitting one for the baby boy, and will crochet one for the baby girl on the otherside who is slightly older. This is what I hope the boys will look like.
Sure you'll recognise it Debs :)  I've also found a design for a log cabin knitted technique that I'm going to try as its a pattern I love, and I think it would make an excellent blanket for the home.

Need to get cracking with a mothers day card too. Usually buy one, but as I've little money and plenty of materials makes sense to create my own this year, just need to think about and decide on a design. Have a feeling the flowers mentioned above may figure in it lol

Right, I'm sure I was going to say something else tonight, but as I've forgotten and its getting late and I'm losing an hour tonight due to the changing clocks I'll bit farewell and will concentrate on work tomorrow.

I was going to mention the garden, but that will deserve a post all of its own!

Keep smiling x

1 comment:

  1. it's a fantastic blanket, Ollie has loved it (as have I) xx