All jobs done eventually

When my littlest moved out of our bedroom and into what was the guest bedroom, I told myself and my eldest that we would decorate it for her. I had this wonderful idea (probably originating from Pinterest browsing) to make a feature or paper butterflies across one wall. I just had to cut some out and stick them on… not a big job.

So anyway nearly 2 years later I offered to put my die cutting machine to good use and cut out 100 or so circles to save someone else having to do it by hand. As it happens the Bigz die I was using for this job was also the die with the butterflies I was planning on using for E’s bedroom wall. So having made a selection of the paper I prepared for cutting big enough to cover both areas of the of this dies I finnally had my butterflies. I just had to get round to actually sticking them on the wall. This, thankfully, only took a further 3 weeks (because I wanted to do it while E was out of house).

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Some of you with keen eyes may also spot some small (glow in the dark) stars peppered in there. These were also waiting for me to put them up (after buying them during half term, so not so long ago) so I thought it would be nice to incorporate some of them into the feature.

I’m quite please with the final result and most importantly she likes them.


Posting blip

Eekk! it has been over a month since I last posted. Oops

My crafting adventures have had to go on the back burner for a few weeks so I could catch up with myself  (and the house), post sewing course (which took up my main crafting day) and half term holiday. I didn’t manage to complete the project I had planned for my sewing course so I’m afraid you will have to wait a little longer for that to be revealed

I have done a few little things that I will share in the next few posts then hopefully back to normal  … but then again Easter holidays are coming.

Over the half term we had the wonderful pleasure of staying with friends which makes holidays with young children sooo much easier. One evening I remembered to get my pencils and paper out the room before putting the youngest to bed so had some sketching time.

Note to self: water pencils that need sharpening are not great for sketching with. Also apologies for the poor photo quality.

Who doesn’t like drawing flowers

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I used to love doodling humming birds


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Please someone tell me they can see what the below is. I am honestly useless at drawing from real life but having done several sketched from my head I thought , hey why not try. My subject was not the easiest or still and although I can see it I’m not convinced anyone else will.

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Right that was enough of complicated real life, lets do a simple star.

Then a scribble sketch that turned into a dragon.