Tuesday, 22 July 2014

WOYWW - Pining for Crafting

Just a very quick post because, as you may imagine, with the loss of Rich's Step-Father, it has a busy & emotional time for us all.

We have been in North Wales a lot to support his Mum and trying to tackle the mountain of admin that seems to surround winding up someone's worldly affairs.

We headed home early on Sunday morning & amongst washing, gardening & cooking, I managed to snatch a couple of hours at my craft desk - being away so much I had been experiencing that edgy, pining feeling you get when you can't do anything creative because real life demands your attention !
Well that's how it gets to me anyway !

So I was determined to get this month's Alphabet ATC completed for Lynda & my monthly challenge - I adore Poppies so it was an obvious choice for "P" this month !

I had decoupaged a couple of House of Zandra images several week's ago but finally got them made up into cards at last !

And I had admired a sea inspired scene on Emma Williams blog a few weeks ago so decided to have a go at my own interpretation for the "Under The Sea" challenge in the Journal 52 project.

So all of this restored a bit of calm to my brain & was a welcome distraction !

Next week we have to face the funeral - so may not be here to join you !

Take care Ali xx


  1. I know what you mean about having to do something creative to restore calm to your brain. Must be how we "tick". Will be thinking of you guys this week again as you say your official goodbye. Love and hugs.

  2. I know that feeling, I havent been able to craft for months now but thats my fault hahaha
    Bridget #3

  3. Glad you got some time at your craft desk, at this difficult time. There is as you say, so much to do. Hope next week goes as well as it can, will be thinking of you. Helen 6

  4. Your work is beautiful. Sorry to hear about the loss of your hubby's step-father. #7

  5. ah Ali wodnerful work indeed to share today.. but sad ens so praying for you and your dear ones in all, hugs dear WOYWW-er .. happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #8

  6. Your shoe Cards are really kewl and glad to see your getting back into the groove of things it's a tough time for everyone when you loose someone
    hugs Nikki #2

  7. beautiful poppy atc and love what you have done with the images on the cards.
    Sandra de @1

  8. Our thoughts are with your Ali and I'm glad you've been able to make a few pieces, it does help to distract you and what lovely cards you've made. Cheers, happy WOYWW RobynO#22

  9. My condolences on your loss and so glad you found a little peace in your art..
    Sandy :) #33

  10. Im so sorry for your loss Ali - and know only too well the crushing weight of the admin...it seems never ending doesnt it, I bet your Ma-in-Law is so grateful for your help and support. Im the same, if I cant do something/anything crafty, I get the fidgets.
    And, after the small show at Newbury where I bought two stamps of hers, your reference is the first I've heard of Zandra....and am loving her stuff!

  11. We all need to step out of the chaos of life now and again, you have produced some great work there.
    Shall cover you all with prayer, especially next week ......
    Bishopsmate #50

  12. Hi Ali, I love those cards especially the shoe with the mushrooms! your journal page is gorgeous.
    Sounds like its still very hectic for you both, Rich`s Mum must be so pleased to have you both around for support. take care
    Jan x

  13. Hello there, sorry to hear you've had sad news. Lovely cards and hopefully therapeutic to have crafted.

    The house of bears @no. 56

  14. Lovely work there, Ali, especially as you have had such little time at your craft desk. That underwater piece is gorgeous.
    Take care. God bless you as you sort, grieve, and help.
    Margaret #10

  15. I am glad you got some time to create. I happen to think this is great therapy! Sending hugs and prayers, Ali! #39

  16. I love your journal page. Crafting is a great therapy when you need to escape for a while.
    Take care and try to relax a little.
    Happy crafting, Angela x #44

  17. Hi Ali,

    I'm glad that you were able to squeeze in some crafting time. It definitely helps calm my nerves, even if it's knitting. There's something about the sound that the needles make that calm me, almost like a chant.

    Take care of you and yours.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (65)