Dear Cyber Space

I tried to visit a couple of days ago but the magic of the tinternet wouldn't allow me to post! We live in a small village and at the best of times the connection can be dodge and at the moment, especially in the evening we are struggling to stay on line ... it also doesn't help when hubs is uploading stuff to his website at the same time! But at the moment all's quiet on the Western front so I thought I'd pop in :D

I am loving seeing all the rainbows appearing in windows in streets across the UK #rainbowwalks and have made some colouring pages to post through the doors in my village so I thought why not share them with you lovely lot so here is the link to pick them up

Please feel free to share them with your neighbourhood (safely!) and let's get creative and paint the whole world with a rainbow (is that song stuck in your head now? you're welcome :D) Enjoy and show me your creations! Images are from my I doodle Love you Craft collection

I'm actually quite glad I have been delayed with this post because I can add this photo now

This is our GrandDaugter Evie colouring in some of my colouring pages down in Devon. The Hello one is for #RainbowsForNightingale and the one she is colouring is for her other Nanny .... too cute!

You will also find some of my colouring pages alongside a whole bunch of talented creatives at The Gift of Creativity - creative classroom from Make it in Design

Have you joined yet? I think this is a fantastic idea and is being added to regularly, great for the whole family to get creative so why not come along and have a play?

And talking of creativity my amazingly talented friend is crocheting me a blanket inspired by Frida Kahlo (one of my all time heroines and favourite artists!)

doesn't it look amazing! Jill is doing it to save her sanity and I get a fabulous treasure - it's a win, win although I think I get the best deal ... I am so lucky!

If you crochet and fancy having a go you can find the pattern for this project for FREE here from #stylecraft by #JaneCrowfoot

I need to get back to my #makemeprojects #workshopinazipfile and get them all ready to upload to my shop ... tinternet permitting!! I don't know where the days go but believe it or not I need more hours!!

Wherever you are, whatever you're doing I hope you're keeping safe and sane and I'll be back soon with some more waffle

Take Care


Michelle x

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Dear Cyber space

Well I didn't make it here yesterday ... I intended to but I kind of ran out of time ... I was too busy building a garden shed!

Okay so not an actual garden shed but a crafted one made with my Claude's Garden Craft Collection. I'll be turning this into a Make Me project - workshop in a zip file and it will be available soon.

Crafting and creating is a wonderful way to lose yourself and find a new head space and I am lucky that this is not only a hobby but also part of my work. There is a lot of craftiness popping up on social media at the moment, a lot of my fellow crafter's and artists sharing there talents to keep people occupied so keep a look out and try something new it really is good for the soul!

And there are a lot of creative competitions too. I have mentioned the Wraptious tea towel competition to you ... have you entered yet? You can find it here and as promised I created a design and said I would share it with you ... here it is

A bit of summer fun created with my Life's a Beach Craft Collection Can't wait to see your designs hanging in the Wraptious gallery!

Not only was I busy being crafty but we hooked up with a good friend last night courtesy of zoom, a quick half hour turned into 4 hours!! It's the second time this week we caught up, he lives in London and we're in danger of actually seeing more of each other than ever! technology heh .... It really is showing it's good side at the moment!

Our friend is also a Sergeant Major and of course right now there is a lot going on in his world! He shared these photos earlier from the British and Commonwealth Forces, these are the heroes behind the building

Queen's Gurkha Engineers have been hard at work helping to construct Britain's largest ever peacetime hospital in London's Docklands... the 4,000 bed NHS Nightingale...

It kind of puts my Garden Shed building into perspective! I guess we all have our strengths though, I'm just glad these heroes have the strength they have.

So with the North East wind blowing and the snow making attempts I'll end my wittering and get ready for tonight's excitement ... hubs is going live again on his Face Book page doing a virtual stand up from the living room ... I do have a strange life (and an upside down living room again!)

Stay safe and get creative!


Michelle x

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Updated: Mar 28, 2020

Dear Cyber space

Today I have taken the time to stop and breath. Both me and hubs seem to have been crazy busy recently trying to do our bit to keep people entertained via social media. Me with craft and him with his comedy but today with the sun shining and blue skies (and the threat of a north east wind coming in to turn things colder tomorrow) we decided to take the time to just be.

It started this morning when I was greeted by this little beaut, what a treat! (hmmm might need to clean that window!)

We took the woofs out for our daily exercise, so beautiful and peaceful

And we went to see the new arrivals ... great to see life just carries on

When we got home we were lucky enough to be able to continue enjoying the glorious day in our own back garden

We know we are super lucky to live where we do and have the time to appreciate the little things. It's good to take the time to stop, look and breath ... it can fortify you to carry on.

I hope you have a space where you can go and breath. Look for the small joys and the big stuff will sort itself out eventually.

So with my thankful head on I'll say bye for now and be off to design a tea towel!

Wraptious are holding a design competition for all the family to design a tea towel hunt them out at and join in, it's open until Sunday! I'll show you mine tomorrow :)

Be safe, be grateful for the little things and I'll see you soon


Michelle x

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