I hope you made the most of your bank holiday and found something crafty to do! I made the most of the long weekend and started on a scrap book and started another (I can’t be stopped, I think it must be an addiction) crochet project. The good news is that I actually finished the crochet project on the same day I feel slightly better about that. Anyway, this week we have a bumper edition of The Craft Journal to get through, so let’s begin.
Welcome to a new week at Craft HQ. There’s a lot to look forward to this week, with not one but two planning events to go to and all of our usual features, we will be very busy. Much like last week there will be lots to talk about. So we best make a start.
Regular readers will know that Wednesdays are our regular art journaling day. This week’s prompt will encourage us to look at other people’s art in a mindful way.
Some of us are gifted artists, illiustrators and painters. Some of us are not. Gifted or otherwise we can all appreciate the skills of other artists. Some of us prefer photography, others prefer oils or perhaps watercolours or pencil studies. Some of us may like the same things but for diferent reasons.
Those of you who follow our Instagram and Facebook accounts will have noticed a few pairs of seed bead earrings creeping in over the past few days. Some of those earrings have now been listed in the Folksy shop.
If you want to make your own seed bead earrings I have put together a video tutorial for you.
This Sunday Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop (home of the Woolly Workers!) will be hosting their annual craft fair There will be over 30 stalls selling beuatiful handmade items, as well as this there will be a barbecue, candy floss and popcorn to tickle your tastebuds!
This year George Crafts will be attending with a stall selling handmade jewellery! It would be brilliant to see as many people as possible come to the craft fair and support local crafters and the amazing local business that is Scotch Lodge Farm!
Last week was a bumper week of activity on the blog. Along with our regular posts there were a few added extras, including the first ever George Crafts cutting files! More items have been added to the Folksy Shop and preparations for the up-coming craft fair began. There’s a lot to unpack here so we had best get started.
It is Wednesday, the middle of the week, hump day if you will. Over on GeorgeCrafts we know Wednesday as art journaling day.
This week we will look at creating an alternative self portrait. Instead of focusing on what we look like, this “portrait” will look at who we are. It is easy for us to find fault with the way we look, but the truth is, appearence is not important. It is who we are that matters.
This is a first for me. I have never made my own cutting files before!
Right Now the Settlers of the Nene Valley are planning a huge celebration of our local heritage (more on that at a later date!). Anyway, as part of this celebration I have been planning a few activities with some of the other Settlers, including designing a coat of arms.
Once again Monday is here and last week is something of a
blur. I feel like I have been pretty busy, but doing what I am not quite sure!
Hopefully I can piece things together for this week’s entry in The Craft