Monday, 14 December 2015

10 months since I last posted!

Thanks to le-challenge for the boost to get me to blog again. This months theme is space.

Le Challenge


I had great anticipation for getting a bit more crafty time and head space this year; my Little One was in nursery every morning until the summer, then in school from September and my Big Boy was turning 6, surely he would be more independent than ever!

The theory was great, in fact life has got in the way. My husband got made redundant and I took on one bit of overtime on my part time job, then increased my days again, then took on even more so I've been working 5 days and trying to fit in life with kids, family, friends and work.

Space for me and crafting have took a back seat.




Life for 2016 is not looking like it's going to run any smoother, but space to be my creative self is important too, and this month I reclaimed a bit. I've finished off my lovely sunny butterfly mini quilt.

The pattern is English Paper Piecing from mud, pies and pins. The fabric is from a moda scrap pack, plus a few scraps from my stash. The hand quilting and piecing is all mine!

It's been my first proper go at hand quilted in all that negative space too. The line loops and meanders as if tracing the butterfly's flight path. I wish the photo showed if better!





11 comments:

  1. It is very lovely! The great thing with EPP is it can go anywhere for those few minutes on a break. Sorry your so busy but caring for your family always comes first. So glad you could join us this month.

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    1. I'm a fan of EPP on yhe train- I don't mind the funny looks and it passes the time nicely :)

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  2. What a sweet butterfly! I'm glad you were able to find a bit of sewing time and it is important to make time for yourself. We've been in the same position so I hope things get easier for you and wishing you all the best for 2016! Thanks for linking to le challenge :)

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    1. Thanks. And thanks for running Le Challenge - it did me some real good to have a something to docus and and finish something!

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  3. LOVE your sunny butterfly! Hope you are able to fit in more creative space for yourself in 2016!

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    1. Thanks Heidi. I'll do my best. I'm a happpier person when I find the time :)

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  4. How sweet! I hope things work out so that you have more crafting time in the New Year.

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  5. Really cute, Le Challenge has a way of getting you to make blog post :)

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  6. Thanks Mara. It certainly helps!

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