Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I've been up to

I've hardly blogged in the last couple of months, just don't seem to have time - it's not the blogging itself as such, it's just that once you enter Blogland and start visiting you get caught up with so many interesting blogs and get sidetracked following links.
I have painted the spare bedroom and am going to move my craft stuff back upstairs from the kitchen, that will probably take a year to complete haha.  I've also painted the bathroom. So I've not been idle.  I hate painting ceilings and hate the cutting in!  But on to more interesting stuff, I've made canvas postcards (the grain of the canvas seems to have affected the clarity of the picture here) and a mug rug at the doll group in recent months; decorated a torso with the 'Ladies Who Lunch' we've have also made a hanging thing but I have yet to attach the means by which it will hang; made myself a car seatbelt thing too (just so you know, the white strip is one side of Velcro for fastening).  I dont know if it's just short people who suffer with the seatbelt chafing the side of the neck.  The mug rug is rectangular rather that square to allow you to put your biccies on too - due to the name 'mug rug' I'm assuming these originated in America.  The chicken hangy thing was a project in Craft Stamper by Helen (sorry can't remember her surname)















13 comments:

Helen said...

Well, you HAVE been busy. I have some ceilings that could do with painting..... just saying! Love your art too, tis gorgeous.

Crafty Chris said...

Well you have been busy, nice to hear from you, and your keeping well, beautiful makes here the chickens and the mannequin are my faves luv the colours, I am the same with the seatbelt but not as arty as you I went and bought one, but yours is far nicer, I will hopefully be in Devon this time next week, r u going anywhere this year?????? Rained most of the day here and thunder, yuk
Chris x

Linby said...

Nice to see you back, you certainly have been busy.
Linbyx

patcrafts said...

I know you have been busy, you neglected to say you also made me a seat belt thingy and very nice it is too. The Torso looks fantastic and the photos of the postcards don't do them justice they are much better in RL.XX

Kathleen said...

Ok do we place our orders now for a seat belt thingy. It is not just short people who suffer from the horrid things, I am always having to pull my about to get it off my neck, it doesn't affect me the same when on the passenger side.
A busy bee I would say, can't comment on your house painting but the projects you have done look Fab.

Kath x

kayc said...

What a busy lady you are. Nice to see you back. Kathleen x

Jill said...

No wonder you haven't had time to post a blog!

Cheryl said...

gosh you have been busy,just love love these,great work hun brilliant,I too hate painting celings too hun I have done,3 this year hugs cheryl xxxx

flutterbycrafter said...

My you have been busy making such gorgeous things, I love the colour of the chickens, they stand out and really shine. Your torso is beautiful, love the colour and the thingy for the seat belts is brilliant, such a good idea, I'm always fiddling with mine xx

Angie said...

You have been so busy ... wow ...and I know what you mean about time disappearing when you enter blogland ...I only popped in for a minute ...an hour ago lol. Glad to see you posting again xx

McMGrad89 said...

I like your seat belt wrap. We have a "lambswool" wrap on ours, but only on the driver's side. I am hardly ever on the passenger side. That changed last weekend when we went up to visit my husband in our new home. He likes to drive...I was choking the entire time.

Glad to hear you got so much done. Keep it up. We also have a lot to get done.

Tracey said...

Know what you mean, not posted in ages, just can't find the time. Lurrrrve the chicken hanging and the mug rugs make me chuckle, think they sound rude, will I ever grow up, probably not! Have some time off coming up, some of it will be spent decorating too, yuk, but hopefully we will be able to meet up for a chin wag.
xx

Gez said...

Beautiful artwork Anne. Especially love your chickens ♥♥

Lovely to see you had a fab time in Southport..xx