Popping in to say Hello..

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Good morning all…..thought I would just pop by to say ‘Hello’.   It may have seemed that things have been a little quiet in Shedquarters of late, but things are not quite as they may seem.

There has been a flurry of activity, but if I am to be absolutely honest, I haven’t much to show for it.  I am having one of my ‘wading through treacle’ phases!  I am busy, yet unproductive….keep starting things but not settling to finish.

I understand as a reader, this is quite frustrating, and that you pop along to visit for a little escapism and perhaps a bit of crafty inspiration. The part of me that reads other blogs thinks that perhaps in  ‘blog land’,  where things are perfect and perky,  and the sun always shines, I  shouldn’t make such a huge admission……but actually, in reality…..I’ve been a little ‘unsettled’ in a crafty sense and do occasionally suffer from ‘makers block’……the horror!

Sometimes, you just have to sit back, relax and have a cuppa with friends….

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I have been knitting, and have developed a lovely pile of little dresses….these really just need the finishing touches of buttons and blocking, and that little clothes rail will seem full once more.

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I am working on some hats, and while the beret is my absolute fave, I do hope to have a couple of straw bonnets for the summer happily decorated with flowers and ribbon.

I was really pleased that both Speckles the Baby Giraffe and Meadow the little redheaded suitcase doll, found a new home so quickly, but this has left little Whimsy in the playroom on her own, poor thing.  I am trying to work out what sort of companion to create for her, until she finds her new ‘peeps for keeps’.

The danger is….a little like me…..if left to her own devices, mischief sneaks in, takes her by the hand and leads her astray!

I will be writing up a little ‘Neckerchief’ pattern,  should anyone be interested, for next time.  You can see it modelled by Whimsy here…….

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It is a very versatile little accessory and can be made to fit any size doll, can be worn as a head scarf, neckerchief, or made bigger to create a little shawl…..so I will get my act together for next time…..I promise 🙂

Now you all know I have been dabbling with cross stitch…..and this has taken some of my creative intent.  I always do a spring clean at Shedquarters at about this time of year. A quick lick of paint and a good declutter does the soul good.  This year my little cross stitches will mean I can add a new picture to the wall.   I am absolutely loving it and can’t wait to see it hanging up.  I still have a fair way to go…..but I am already quite excited as the colours are so pretty……can’t wait to do the big “Ta-Dah”

Right then, my Lovelies…….

The dresses won’t hang themselves up….the neckerchief pattern won’t write itself, and Ted, though willing to help himself to rather too much some days……..simply can’t  take himself for a walk!IMG_4185

I must say TTFN…..and start pootling.  Those brightly coloured little crosses are beckoning for later on today…..best get cracking 🙂

 

Until next time Lovelies xx

 

2 thoughts on “Popping in to say Hello..

  1. Creativeness (is that a real word?) can’t be forced. I think all ‘makers’ go through phases like that, I know I do. I think the answer is to do something new, something different. And after a little while, you suddenly realise that you feel like tackling the unfinished items that were not fulfilling you earlier. Don’t worry, go with the flow and enjoy your cross-stitch xx

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