The only downside to crafting and blogging is it is so easy to get caught up with the crafting that you forget to blog about it – or as in my case have about 5 blogposts/projects almost but not quite finished.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, 2 new crochet classes started at the Wool Haven and then a day out at the Hobbycrafts Show at the SECC which provided a lot of inspiration and a few projects.

Something I’ve thought about trying is crocheting with wire & beads, I’ve seen it on YouTube and in books, but never got round to doing it.

Now I’ve seen it I am definitely going to give it a go – although it may be a while before I can do the butterflies. 🙂

The event also hosted both the Scottish Quilting Show & the Stitching & Sewing Show. I can sew on a button, do alterations and complete basic projects but quilting has never been my thing; you have to be so precise and my level of competency does not match my expectations. Yes things get thrown in frustration. So it’s been a subject area I’ve avoided.

All I can say is wow. I knew things had progressed way beyond simple squares but the standard of work there was breathtaking.

Have to say I enjoyed myself there and felt I did quite well only coming home with stuff for 3 or 4 projects to try out – more of which soon.

Work in progress

I’ve been procrastinating all summer; not working on this blog because I wanted it to be perfect. Then I realised today if I had that attitude with my crafting I’d never get anything done.

The FEAR that it won’t be good enough, or that I shouldn’t be doing this – who am I to try to learn new skills at my age. I’m not “arty” I shouldn’t even be considering doing it.

That is what I’ve been going up against these last couple of years, that I’m only playing, well the inner voices can shut up.

This site isn’t perfect, it could be messy. But that’s how I craft.