Today we have no electricity! We are treating it as a practice run and Andy has the generator out and running and now I have internet, a hot cup of tea and he can keep working in the office. I am going to run over to Mum's for hot water and wash my hair!
Thank you to everyone who has sent me pictures! This will take two weeks at least! I am using something from everyone and they are in no particular order!
Firstly, we have Wendy. I love seeing what Wendy has been making as she is a very good example of how we can learn new things. She used to say to me that she loved my cards but she just wasn't crafty. I took no notice as anyone can be crafty just like anyone can cook. We have to be prepared to learn and practice! So Wendy went from not being crafty to:
Becoming a wonderful card maker!
Encouraging others to learn!
Supplying her own family economy with cards.
And now having an online store where she sells cards!
You can check out her store here My Abundant Life Shop.
These are some recent cards Wendy has made:
Be inspired by Laine's Letter and by Wendy and work hard at building up your skills, there are so many benefits.
Jeanette made a stair case shawl. This is what she called it.... I love the edging!
Jeanette you are wonderful with colours! The quilt in the background is amazing as well!
This scarf is crochet. Beautiful work!
Vicky found a beaten up old bucket in the shed. She thinks like me... beaten up can be beautiful. In true shabby chic style she took it and beautified it!
I love it! It has vintage charm and look at those roses! Well done Vicky!
Michele has not done any sewing in years and she re started to sew for her Grand daughter. Take a look at this gorgeous little dress! It is just beautiful Michele! I hope you will keep sewing! This is nicer than anything you could buy!
Sewingceations15 has been really busy. She made a lot of cards...
She turned a Doona Cover (Quilt cover) she had not used into curtains! They look lovely!
And she has made table settings with placemats, coasters and cutlery holders!
Beautiful work and very productive!
I really love seeing what you have been making and also hearing the stories that go with the work. There are so many possibilities. We can very often turn things we have on hand into amazing gifts or make something for our homes. I also love to see skills being used and the willingness to learn, practice and then learn more!
What are you working on and what skills would you like to learn?
In some cases it is a matter of what skills would you like to start using again that you haven't used in years! I used to embroider every spare minute day and night! I am a bit rusty now but I want to brush up my skills. The main problem is there are not enough hours in the day!
I hope your week is going well! Yesterday I went half an hour south of here, saw my friend Hilde (who made me a beautiful lunch!) and I found three more amazing stores that I can include in my circuit. I had already worked out that supermarkets are absolutely not cheaper than small stores anymore for us. Yesterday I compared a lot of items to some shops Hilde took me to. Many many things were a quarter the price of the supermarket. It was a really educational day! I am thinking I will make it a once a month shopping day to go down there and stock up.
Have a good day and I will see you on Friday! xxx