Hello......... It's time again for our local craft clubs annual exhibition, having several chronic illnesses has led me over the years to discover my creative side and was in fact the reason I started this blog. It has also helped me meet some wonderful creative people.
I spend most my time either in bed or resting on the sofa and my days are structured with paced activities and lots of rest in order to try and help manage my health and energy levels. Within this I'm allocated 10 minutes crafting time a day, it's my favourite part of the day an escape and a lifeline
A few years ago I started going to a local craft group run in our library, (when I was well enough) in fact it turned out most of the members also have chronic illness, so it appears crafting seem to be a perk of these horrible illnesses, any road once a year we have a exhibition in the local library and this years one start tomorrow, so for the past year we have all be crafting away making items.
The themes this year are Hans Christian Andersen, Rohld Dahl and a group project based on the seasons.
Hans Christian Andersen
The Ice Maiden
As I've struggled a lot with my health over the past year, a lot of the makes I'm putting in the exhibition this year, were not specifically made for it, you could say I've done a little bit of borrowing and if it can fit one of the themes then it's going in.
So I because of it's wintry icy colours, I'm going to put this mandala in, I made it here in memory of the lovely Wink here
The Snow Queen
For the Snow Queen I made a few things including something new, yes a friend and I decided we would make a tiara, as every queen needs a crown. So last weekend, we had a go, neither of us, has ever made one before but with beads, wire and a little help from you tube.
We made this !!!
I'll write up a post all about it soon.
borrowing putting in this flurry of snowflakes for my yarny advent calendar
and I've put together this collection of Roses and winteryness from the fixings of my crocheted wreaths, you can read more about them here
The Little Mermaid
For the little Mermaid I made this paper cut which you can read all about here
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
I'm entering my Ice Cream Cushion
and these candy coloured
Mandala's made back in 2014 for Charlie and the Chocolate factory, none of them were made with the theme in mind so are kind of borrowed, but hey ho
Fantastic Mr Fox
Another old make going in is this fox also made back in 2014, well with the theme it would have been rude not to let him go in the exhibition, you can read more about him here
and finally we have my Spring panel for the group project. So that's it for this year all the makes are ready and waiting to go.
I'll do another post when the exhibitions up, so you can see what every ones been making.