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Tree Army

I think that I gain a certain amount of satisfaction from making lots of things that look very similar.

I’ve just finnished a batch of decorations and am making a start on another. I’ve heard that Testspace in Leeds are thinking of having Christmas craft stalls on Thursdays and weekends during the run up to Christmas, so I think I’m probably going to go into over drive making these within the next couple of weeks! Woo

I felt that the snow flake looked better with silver thread attaching the buttons, so I’ve done that instead

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This is where I am making the things

Hello there! There are quite a few things I want to write about this week, including and amazing Steampunk Market that we bumped into this weekend at The Left Bank in Hyde Park, Leeds. But for some reason this morning I’ve ended up taking pictures of my work area.

I really like pictures of where creative people work. I think there has actually been a book produced which is dedicated to these sorts of photographs. I stumbled upon PinkBeast‘s blog the other day which has some really nice pictures of her amazing work/ house in it, which reminded me of this sort of thing. I wonder if there is a FLickr group for work areas? There is one for craft booths called “Show Me Your Booths” (ho ho) which I quite like looking at, I think it makes every one’s work a bit more Real or something.

This week I ended up getting rid of a lot of the stuff in my corner of the room, and am now stashing most of my fabric in my bedroom, which makes it all a lot less cluttered, a bit more boring but a lot nicer to work in.  I’ve found that now instead of ending up sewing on my bed, I’m tending to sit down at my desk a lot more.

I’m working on some green stars at the moment which may shortly be appearing on Unexpected Boutique

I used to have loads of bits and bobs stuck onto the wall (postcards and prints) with blu tac but I think as there’s already so much stuff in the room it tended to just look FAR too cluttered and make me feel a bit mental, so I think it’s better this way! A shame, because I love all the postcards, but they’re now stuck on the back of the bathroom door.

This blog post was brought to you with help from 6Music, toast, Kate Bush, cups of tea and incredible rainstorm that is giving me an excellent excuse not to leave the house.


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In a bid to distract my self from my quatre-life crisis and stop my self from screaming at job sites, and because I actually like doing it, I’ve been making orange stars this week. The orange star idea came after my previous purple stars were criticised for being too purple.

To be honest, I think I thought last year at this time that in a years time I would have a lot better idea of what I wanted to do in terms of a career.  I don’t know what gave me that idea.

I do want to have a better go at promoting my textile jobbies, making a better website to sell stuff from and designing more products…. Oh and going to more craft stalls. I just keep distracting my self with community projects and the possibility of doing something to do with conservation…or sustainable design or something.

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