As many of you know, I'm still a little bit out of action following my recent shoulder surgery and the boredom has been really getting to me. I can manage to do short bursts of arty stuff but not long periods of time. I have been dabbling with a little fabric project that the lovely Karen gave to me as a kit for Christmas. It has taken me about 10 days to make this little box and I absolutely love it.
I have adapted a few things, changed some of the fabric, added some of my own embellishments and lace but I can honestly say it has truly saved my sanity as it was a little project that I could work on and put down when I felt it had become too much.
I am counting down the days now until I can actually go out into my studio and get my paints and messy stuff out. I have classes to plan and projects to make.....all sorts of ideas are buzzing around in my head, so watch this space for class details.
Because I have been suffering from cabin fever, Mark took pity on me and booked a days holiday from work to take me down to London for a day. Having said earlier that we had had really bad weather, I couldn't believe what a gorgeous day it was last Thursday. We had a nice long walk along the embankment, stopped for a cuppa in The Royal Festival Hall. We walked around Trafalgar Square and it made me remember what a beautiful city London is. I was born and brought up in London and I think that fact allows me to take London for granted. I hope you enjoy the next few photographs as much as I did.
Of course it would have been rude not to do a spot of shopping in the sales, so we headed to Anthropology on Regent Street, this is one of my favourite stores. I was first introduced to Anthropology by my lovely friend Suze Weinberg when Leandra and I attended Ranger U a few years ago. They usually have the most amazing ideas for displaying the merchandise in their stores but as the sale was in full swing and the store was jam packed with people, it was difficult to appreciate any arty displays. I did however purchase this fabulous rolling pin. I love it so much, it's still sitting on display in my kitchen, I don't want to put it away!!!
I know I have been such a bad blogger recently and feel completely out of the loop with Twitter and Facebook, but I am hoping that this week will be the beginning of my return to normality and start to get creative again or I may go completely insane.....wish me luck!