For the past few days Jason, Murphy and myself have been up in Suffolk visiting my parents, and having a little mini break, and my gosh have we needed it. It’s not until you stop and actually switch off you realise how tired you are and in need of a few good afternoon naps (which I’ve been sure to fit in!).
I don’t know about where you all were yesterday evening, but here in Bournemouth it was absolutely beautiful! As both Jason and I were home from work before 6pm (a rare thing in our household!) we took Murphy down to the beach.
It was my birthday on Saturday, and to celebrate we went on a little outing to Chesil beach, it is somewhere that has been on my wishlist to visit ever since reading Ian McKewan’s, On Chesil Beach.
I love taking pictures, I take my camera out and about everywhere I go, taking pictures of all sorts of different objects and wildlife. I’ve been using a Canon Powershot for the past two years, but after attending a short course I’ve been itching to get my hands on a proper DSLR camera.
After getting started on my Christmas cards last week, I’ve been busy making even more cards! I’ve vowed not to buy anymore card making supplies, and have now made a very small dent in my vast store after making an additional eights cards and some gift tags, but more of that to come in another post . . .
This year I’ve decided to get cracking on my Christmas cards early, in a hope of avoiding a frantic rush at the beginning of December, desperately trying to pull something together in time for the last postal day before Christmas.
I decided to do something completely different this year, and went for a simple yet sophisticated snowflake design,using my favourite square card blanks as a base.
I do love doing cross stitch, I find it incredibly relaxing, I get so absorbed in it I seem to forget about the days trials and tribulations, and completely loose track of time.
Up until recently I have always bought my patterns off sites like Etsy, but I thought I’d pluck up the courage and have a go at coming up with my own pattern.
I can’t get enough of the Chalky paints by DecoArt at the moment! I’ve now added one more colour to my ever growing collection and have taken to sprucing up all of the boring white frames around the house, as well as the terracotta pots out in the garden.
After finishing painting our dining room chairs, I had some of the paint left over, and not wanting it to go to waste I decided to spruce up a fruit bowl that we don’t really use. I picked it up from Sass and Belle in London a couple of years ago, I love the heart shape but I’m now not so keen on the colour, so decided to turn it into a memory board using lots of corks!
It has been a busy few weeks in the Cluitt/Green household, I’ve been busy preparing for our Christmas (!) shoot at work, organising and doing all manner of Christmas-ey makes, whilst trying to occupy an ever playful, nearly five month old puppy.
Hence the lack of posts, however I’ve got lots of new project ideas that I’m itching to try out, so there will be lots more posts to come in the not too distant future!