Well, for all sorts of reasons January has been a frustrating month creatively. So here I am, staring February in the face with very little to show for January (other than that fantastic technique for laminating fabric - or to put it more grandly, making your own oil cloth)
I am just about managing to keep up with other blogs though, and finding new ones along the way (I can do that in bed) so here's a quick round up of some current favourite blogs and goings on.
First off, Hilary Beattie. She's making a banner for her regional quilt group, and this latest blog shows her process rather nicely. Worth a follow I suggest to see how it progresses, and she writes very entertainingly I feel.
Next up is The Crafty Mugwump (yes- I know! Don't ask me why) who also rather generously shares her techniques and who seems to live a double life - partly not a million miles away from me (she belongs to the Peterborough Embroiders Guild) and partly in the glorious north of Scotland. It's hard to type this without a tinge of envy setting in!
But sometimes I wander off piste, as it were, and am a bit of a fan of the rather glam Artemis at Junkaholique. It's worth stopping by sometimes just to get a glimpse of her photos. Her blog is so scrumptious to look at and her vintage foundlings and crafty gems are often inspirational.
I follow more ( and infact love them all) but I thought you might like a little detour round these, dear reader, if you are not already familiar with them.
So, lets put January behind us, welcome the longer days and plan for a bit of creativity.