Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A little bit of crafting...

When I started this blog, it was a space for me to share my 'creating' ... and sadly, not much of that has been happening lately... but in the last week or so a little more has happened - and it takes me to my happy place when things are a bit on the tough side lately...


more sock monkeys... this one is now much loved by a special wee boy

a journal cover for a special friend....

crayon rolls....

sewing for the school carnival (imagine this tripled by three!!)

and Ive done a bit of touching up on the side bar of my blog - did you notice?

Does creating give you a sense of peace?  Leave me a comment, I need the bloggy love at the moment!

22 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Love your creations soooo much! Creating definitely relaxes me and also makes me feel like I've done something productive (not sayingt hat tonnes of washing etc is unproductive - but you know what I mean!!).

tartankiwi said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love all your creations. when I'm crafting I really enjoy the opportunity to slow down and achieve something tangible.

Neetz said...

Ohhh man...those sock monkeys are adorable!!! please yell out to me when you are selling them...I'd love to buy one...or 2...or possibly even 3... lol I also need to pop over to PJ's place and see if she's made any cuties lately... :)

You're very very clever!!
Oh..and YAY for the sidebar!! lol ;)

Elizabeth said...

I so admire people who have the patience to be crafty - so not me at all, it drives me nuts! But I love your little softies, just so cute (I'd love to be that talented, but I swear the gene by-passed me)!

Jacqui said...

Creating IS very relaxing but far too often it gets stressful because it conflicts with other less desirable parts of my life - like washing the dishes. But yeah, definitely my go-to activity when it all gets too much!

jacksta said...

love your creations!

Gail said...

Gorgeousness - you are so talented. I love the things you've crafted for us recently - will be sharing soon!

Renee said...

Nice work on the journal cover - I love it!

Ps...can you update your Nay's Place link on your sidebar to my blogspot addy? Thanks so much :) xxoo

Karen Wilson said...

[insert bloggy love here]

My sewing room is my sanctuary. When the world is getting to much for me I just go in there and *think* about all the things I could be creating and feel better even before I starting making anything!

Meg said...

Leonie! You are a super clever crafty woman. It was lovely to see you at Simone's last week (gosh it feels like weeks ago!). Keep up the lovely work. I haven't made time for craftiness for ages but I know I need to. Perhaps I'll schedule some in for the first week of term.

Maria said...

What gorgeous creations. I see these sock monkeys popping up a lot. Does that mean I need to make one???

Sammy said...

OOO! I like that brown corderoy bunnie! A LOT. Clever you!

Tanya said...

Sorry to hear you have been having a hard time of late. Hooray for the sanctuary of crafting. That journal cover is great.

Widge said...

ok you are super clever. Loving the look of that journal cover

Cat said...

wow!!!
you ARE amazing

love the sock puppet!

love and light

Brigitte said...

Very cool & clever Leonie! Love the sock puppet and softies for your school fair (you're a LEGEND!)
Crafting definitely makes me feel more relaxed and...content? It's a good feeling letting the creative juices flow into something :)
Hope you are feeling the bloggy love!
Take care xx

CHD said...

Thanks for your lovely comment over at mine. I love that sock monkey- the stripes are fantastic. Creating things is so much fun! Cx

Sue said...

I love your monkey...I'm into them too at the moment but don't have enough for the 5 grandies here for a holiday. 3 more to make

Penny said...

YOu're really talented Leonie! My favourites are those brown bunnies with the aprons. Gorgeous!
Sorry I missed the last gathering, would have been lovely to see you : )

Nicky said...

love that journal cover and all those softies - have lost my craft mojo hoping I will find it when kids go back to school (also lost my cleaning mojo!!)

Simoney said...

I am the blessed recipient of the journal and it is fab. I am also grnadmother to that sock monkey, and the proud proprietor of a crayon roll. Leonie you are amazing. Sending much blog love your way.
x

Jody Herbert said...

They all look fantastic! I've also awarded you the versitile blogger award.