Over the years I have made cards; jewellery; done decoupage; plasterwork; made handmade paper; crochetted; even painted on canvas! I just love dabbling in anything crafty!!
We are a group that meets every Monday afternoon and hold an annual exhibition of members work in August to raise funds for the club!
Hubby and I joined the group about 6 years ago and although its supposed to be "arts & crafts", the crafts people definetly get pushed aside. In fact there are only 3 or 4 crafts people there; the others are painters - some of whom sell prints of their artwork and exhibit it as crafts!!! Not that I mind that, I have made cards of my photographs, but at least there is only one of each card - they're not printed off by the hundred!!!!
I have made a few of my own using some left over bits of wool from my crochetting phase!!
Then I remembered years ago when I was child that my Nan taught me to finger knit, but I couldn't remember how to do it! So I searched Youtube and found a video and now I'm over-run with some lovely scarves! They are ideal as a fashion accessory and will be great even in the summer as it never gets that warm up here!!!Nearly everyone I know around here loves using candles so when I discovered some large scallop shells that I collected on the beach when we first moved here I have decided to turn them into pretty candles. Can't decide whether th make them scented or not, as I guess not every one will like the same scents as I do! Oh well, still plenty of time to decide!! Might also make some small ones in mussel shells - would look nice presented in a small wicker basket!!
So thats enough to keep me busy over the next few weeks - thats provided that I can keep my energy levels up as the chemotherapy is having a cumulative effect now after 3 sessions - thankfully only 1 more session to go in just under 3 weeks!