Saturday, 10 February 2018

Things worth remembering.

It's been a while since I felt the inclination to scrapbook. When depression means you can't see a future, recording memories seems a futile occupation. So, in some ways, this is a celebration, a recognition that in many ways my depression has receded and I can see the value in recording some of the smiley times.

I've been busy too!

This is a photo of my eldest with a gentleman we used to care for. I guess for this page I need to fess up! Can you spot the crime? Yep you've got it, I used peel offs, hangs head in shame! Really though, they were the best thing to finish the page????? 

This is a layout I started many years ago in a class run by the lovely Janet Clark. Only just got round to finishing it.

This photo of my step daughter just cried out to be scrapped! It was taken during a week which introduced the Girls Rock Club to the amazing activities which SELFA run For kids in the Craven area. Zoe has grown in so many ways with the support Selfa has offered. 

So that's the last of my layouts for now. Looking forward to a week away with my nearest and dearest going to the Dark Skies festival in Whitby. Can't wait!

Have fun all 

X Michelle

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Well the weather has been atrocious, I’ve been feeling a bit naff, haven’t had the energy to tackle any of the mammoth diy or cleaning jobs that need doing around the house so - just one thing left to do - play! 

I’ve been wandering around blogland, Facebook and Pinterest looking for inspiration and have seen some lovely clean and simple cards with amazing inking, in fact have pinned some awesome cards. 

Having bought some distress oxides many months ago, (strike that, just realised its more than 4 years ago!!!!!) I thought I’d better justify the purchase by finally using them.

So, breaking myself in gently I made these

Masked the card, inked the oxides, stamped the Chocolate Baroque image and bobs your uncle!

Now what can do next?..........

Hope you’re finding fun too on these wet windy days

X Michelle

Friday, 3 November 2017

Baby Bits

Something a little different today. I’ve no idea why but I fancied knitting a baby cardi with some lovely soft fleece I had spun. I couldn’t find a pattern to work with my homespun so made it up as I went along.

Lovin’ ewe is the logo for all the textiles I make from the wool from our sheep.

This yarn is spun from the wool of one of  three tiny pet lambs called snap, crackle and pop, which didn’t grow any bigger than a sheepdog, but which have the softest of fleece.

So pleased to have managed to make something special from their soft fleece.

I’m wondering if a hand spun, hand knitted baby cardi will sell? I might just have to pop it in our Folksy shop to find out!

Hope your enjoying the lovely autumn days. So warm and sunny!

Bye for now
Michelle x