Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Crafting and Thrifting

When I started this blog, all those years ago, I did have secret ambitions to craft. I secretly wanted to become a crafty blogger. Such goddesses of crafty blogs as Aunty Cookie and the like were to look out, for here I was to come!

Unfortunately, this was about all I could come up with. In the area of craft and design I turned out to have not much more than a few baby blankies in me. Only one of which I photographed and blogged about. And thus, forsaken by talent and inspiration, my blog turned into an occasional blurt about family and such like.  Well, times they are a-changin', my bloggy friends, for I have found me a craft coven and we are making some beautiful magic together.

Led by the AMAZING crafter extraordinaire - Eve and the inspiration of Mrs B. of Loz and Dinny fame, Mrs W. and I are learning to explore and expand our inner-nanna's horizons. 

Last week our lino cuts were inspired. Mrs B's can be seen here, and my little birdies came out a treat. Well, not bad for a lino cut virgin I thought. 

When I got home from a blissful evening of craft I found this note from my 8 year old son. 

It reads: 
Dear Mum you are the 
star of my life. You love me and cer for me.
Love you no how ( you know who)

Happy sigh.

Today Mrs B led me on a thrifting adventure and now I own a bona fide craft basket (ok it may have been a picnic basket in its prior life but now its a craft basket).  Nothing like the incredible finds to be seen here  at the Willy Wagtail giveaway, but pretty sweet to me. 


Tania said...

I had to stop by IMMEDIATELY because I have giggled for no less than six whole minutes over your comment and what your eighteen month critter would say. But now I'm here, I'm just going to pootle around for a while if that's ok with you...and all the best for the crafting venture!

willywagtail said...

Thanks foor the mention. It is nice to see new blogs. I have just removed a few baskets from my sewing room that look just like this. Does yours have a unique, weird, almost fizzy smell. The only reason I have replaced them with pretty boxes from the cheapo shop is that I couldn't stand their smell.

Shannon said...

ahhh georgie. your blanket for the nutbag auction is LOVELY! I love all the hand stitched detail, you have more patience than me.

And you know the crafty life aint all photoshoots and book launches. Its zoloft, decaf coffee and lying awake at 4am thinking about how you are going to make a stupid stand for your next market.

evelouise said...

Oh G,

They look rather stellar! You are kicking goals with those fly-away birdies... Good to see you've got your craft on!

Black Eyed Susie said...

That Mrs B. is a great inspiration! Your lino cuts look lovely. I've told my husband we'll be having craft nights when he looks after the kids and provides homemade pizza. I think I'll need Gemma to get me going though!