I have been very lax about posting my completed pages, but just for the record I have managed to keep the journal for a whole year! This is definitely a first for me. I have really enjoyed this challenge and will be looking for another one to do in 2013. So just to catch up here are my pages - July to December:
This is my page for June, based around the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - of course - lots of red, white and blue.
And just to show that I have kept up and filled in - even though I didn't blog about it or post ... April
I am enjoying this challenge at The Kathryn Wheel. I have tried to keep a diary before, but never stick to it - so even getting as far as June is a bit of a record. I am hoping to be able to keep it up for the whole year, then it might be a habit - and easier to sustain.
I liked the look of this challenge over on The Kathryn Wheel blog. It has taken me a while to get going, so I have got quite a bit of catching up to do, but I am really enjoying it at the moment - lets hope it lasts all year!
As my new year mantra is reduce: reuse: recycle I thought I had better start with my own stash - I am going to try and do this challenge without buying anything new and do a bit of stash-busting!
I looked around for a suitable journal and decided to use an old Designers Guild catalogue. The paper is a nice weight and not shiny, I had two copies so I took a couple of pages out of one and added into the other so that I had enough pages for the year.
This is what it looked like to start with.
Just to catch up this is my January page - will have to think hard about what I did in January.
This is my February page - this will be a bit easier to catch up as I have been doing the photo-a-day challenge. :)
and this is my March page - all ready for filling in.
Going to get started on the April page right away.
It seems to take quite a bit of organising to take a photo-a-day. It appears to be such an easy task, but I am now always looking for something to photograph. Here are the next few photographs I have uploaded to 365Project.
25 February - My Favourite View
26 February - Shadows
27 February - Prickly Birthday Present
28 February - OCA Course Work Has Arrived
29 February - This is the View On My Way To Work, I think I could take a photograph every day and it would always be different, the scenery is stunning in this part of the world.
01 March - Back to Weight Watchers. I decided not to make the usual new year resolution of lose weight, get fit, but did decide to try and live by the reduce: reuse: recycle mantra. So really I could use the reduce part and apply it to myself! Have decided to add it to my blog in a hope that if someone else is reading it I might apply myself more and stick to the diet. Here's hoping anyway.
02 March - First Page In My Sketchbook - finally made a start on my OCA Textiles Degree, I will be blogging about this on a separate blog - more details later.
03 March - Indie - the wonder cat! :)
04 March - Honesty Seed Heads - so delicate in the evening sunlight.
05 March - Calendar Journal - this is another challenge that I am taking part in. Will blog about this later as well.
06 March - Beautiful Rusty Horseshoes hanging on a rusty nail. I find these old shoes when I am digging in the garden. I love the rusty colours and textures.
Just a little glimpse of my life. I am loving this photo-a-day challenge, just hope that I can keep it up.
I have wanted to take part in a photo-a-day challenge for a while, but always seem to miss the start and then can't get into it. I found this challenge on chantelle's blog, so decided to start it on my birthday. I am going to post my pictures on here and here. so here are my images from 11 Feb to now, rather a lot of them to start with but I will post them once a week from now on . . .
11 February - My Birthday
12 February - off to Anglesey in warm, soft, stripy socks
13 February - Wales - cold, windy, wet - and fabulous!
14 February - Be My Valentine xx
15 February - Lovely new lamp from Next
16 February - w..w..web - spiders web catching the light ... and flies!
17 February - Birthday Roses - still lovely.
18 February - Indie - adventure cat
19 February - Indie - relaxing cat
20 February - lovely new yarn
21 February - Cat Sitting these two cheeky monkeys!
22 February - Work in Progress!
23 February - Mini Love Hearts
24 February - Biba - very nosey horse
So that's all up-to-date now ... will post more about my crochet work in progress next time.
Everything seemed to have conspired against me blogging - no internet and broken computer and phone. However everything is sorted now so I'm back - and I've got a lot of catching up to do. Firstly, Being Creative - November and December. Too late now really but I did take part so I am going to post them here and onto the Flickr group. The theme for November was vintage. I want to make a picture for our newly decorated room so decided to try out a small version first.
I divided a small canvas into squares with string, covered everything with newspaper and inks then used bits of all kinds of everything to make little square collages - scraps of pretty paper, leftover fabrics, vintage stamps, book pages and buttons, a rusty washer, stamped images.
I like how it has turned out and I think it will go really well in the room. So now I am going to work on a much larger version. The December theme was Winter. I have been making quite a few baby hats lately, so I thought that this snowy white one would fit the theme well.
That's all for now, but I will defiantly be blogging again very soon - lots of projects to share!