Good morning deskers. Are you ready for your weekly snoop with Julia over at The Stamping Ground?
This is the aftermath of last night. We’ve been having a scrappy Zoom session one evening a week which we’ve now transferred to Rooms on Facebook (marvelous facility, like Zoom but free and you can come and go without needing to be let in, or have someone host and set up passwords etc). The bits at the front are going to be a new layout based on a sketch from a challenge from Saturday’s cyber crop. I need to use a craft knife and so that’s where I stopped last night – no way I was going to use a tool like that so late in the evening! The blue box is full of Bramble Fox Perspextives like Julia mentioned last week and they appear on may of my layouts now. The layout at the back was one I found wedged in between the papers I have in this collection… I’ve used the photos on another layout since then… This is definitely one of the things I want to get organised during my sabbatical…
I’ve come to cherish my Wednesday desk share and I hope I can continue to keep up with it. It gives me a creative anchor in the week, and strangely gives me a mental nudge to keep up the crafting. As some of you know, I was needing to put my “big girl pants on” regarding a fairly big decision and I did just that. I had already decided on the Monday to close the cut file business for 6 months and I had spoken to my lovely DT and the tech people etc but actually putting it on the website and social media felt like stepping off a cliff. I’ve had so many health issues for such a long time, that all feed into each other, and I was becoming at risk of being found wandering the streets in my nightie and being escorted home by a police officer. Most of the time I do a fairly good job in hiding my mental health issues (I think) but that itself comes at a cost and now I need to focus on getting well, properly well, and finding out what works for me treatment wise. I’m about to start some new medication which might knock me out for a bit while I adjust and I’m doing a lot of reading and research, which takes up a lot of time. Luckily, one of the most beneficial things I can do, is to create, so you don’t get rid of me that easily!
We should have had one of our local crops on Saturday so we set up a Room for our normal table on ). It ended up just being me and the lady who runs the crop who wasn’t feeling the crafty love but I was very grateful that she kept me company most of the day. I managed to finish the creative part of my Journal Your Christmas 2019 so I was very pleased with that! I just need to add the last 10 days of journalling and then create a cover when my special paper arrives. It sits on my kitchen table so I can grab a few minutes to finish the writing. It’s very odd writing about life 6 months ago when it really feels like a different world.
And finally, the rainbow layout! You might remember from last week that I got into a muddle with the layers of the shaker and the sequins and glitter were blending together a bit under the foam. Sadly it got worse every time I moved it so I had to start over as suspected but I’m glad I did as I really love the finished result. It will have it’s own blog post tomorrow.
Fancy joining me on a trip around the world craft desk by craft desk? There’s plenty of room and it’s easy to social distance 🙂