Monday 22 August 2016

Random Quote #297

Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself. 

Chelsea Handler

Sunday 21 August 2016

Creatively Speaking: DramaticParrot

I recently decided to take up drawing again - well I'd got all the supplies just lying around so why not?

But another one of the reasons I decided to start drawing again was being subscribed to the YouTuber DramaticParrot who makes tutorials for art and crafts.

I've had a go at a few of her drawing tutorials and they haven't turned out half bad. She gives very clear instructions and breaks each sketch down in to basic shapes before starting on the details.

Here are just a couple that I've tried:

Til next time...

Monday 15 August 2016

Random Quote #296

Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world. 

Marianne Williamson

Monday 8 August 2016

Random Quote #295

The moment you put a deadline on your dream,it becomes a goal. 

Harsha Bhogle

Sunday 7 August 2016

Creatively Speaking: So Much Sewing Needs Doing!

There is a YouTuber by the name of Annika Victoria and she has a series on her videos called The Style Pile.

And these focus on things she has taken out of the pile of sewing she has got waiting to be dealt with.

I too have such a pile and here it is...

I can almost hear O Fortuna ~ Carmina Burana playing when I look at that photo.

But I decided to try and tackle some of it and in about an hour I'd dealt with these pieces.

OK so it's not a lot but it's a start, right?

The items at the bottom of the photo are just bits that needed a hole sewing up in them (you know that the kind of stuff that I could have easily dealt with months ago... but just couldn't be bothered... I've mentioned before that I'm kind of lazy haven't I?).

The flowery thing at the top is something that I have started work on - it's a maxi dress I got from a charity shop.

And it is bang on the right length for me (strange as I am quite petite). But I find it a bit billowy (if that is a word) so I'm going to put slits up the sides, to the knee, to try and conquer that. Push comes to shove I'll just chop the bottom off and make it knee length.

So that's 4 items (ok 3 and a bit) down only another 400 million to go!

Til next time...

Monday 1 August 2016

Random Quote #294

Excuse sound best to the person that's making 'em up.

Tyrese Gibson

NaNoWriMo Countdown

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