Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Well, it's a fine Easter morning. The house is a complete bomb site. I have made two trips to the recycling bin and I would hoover and at least TRY to contain some of the debris, but there are hundreds of small Lego parts all over the sitting room floor. I will forgo the inevitable drama and just not look at the mess. I think the same coping strategy will have to do with the grubby, chocolate-faced boy on the floor in his pajamas (still). Thankfully, we get few visitors and can just please ourselves. I remember seven years ago, when he was a just a small fella, he smiled at me for the first time on Easter Sunday and it wasn't just wind! My grandmother always made Easter fun for us and had Easter Egg hunts and a nice, family dinner. It seems so quiet with just the two of us...

This new Blogger is for the birds. I tried to upload photos twice and I gave up and finally got one pic loaded. I am not a great fan of new-and-improved as it always means extra work, not less as promised (I got more loaded, but it has taken over a half hour to do the three). Dingle's new market did very well on her maiden voyage on Holy Ground. I didn't sell anything, but that didn't surprise me. People just aren't buying handmade things, certainly not in Dingle. Oh, they will be very nosy and ask lots of questions, but that is just not getting the ball rolling in my new career. This is one of the pins, I made. I made them as fancy Easter Egg pins, but they will just have to be considered OVAL now :) It's Merino and Wensleydale with a bit of silk and glass seed beads. Something lovely and pretty for Easter. And priced at €12 it isn't too bad, really. The yellow star above is my daffodil in Merino and glass beads.

Fionn had a go at his first needle-felting project and he made a fairly decent egg (I just helped needle the edges so the colours wrapped around the egg). He seems to have a pretty good eye for colour. I told him he could try to sell it and have the money and, of course, he wanted to charge €30 for his masterpiece. I though €7 was a tad more appropriate...

I am trying to keep him busy in the studio while I am working and so I have been trying to gather art supplies for him to mess around with--we have clay and paper, watercolours, glitter glue, and window paints. I usually tried to keep him away from the felting needles because they are so sharp, but he did really well. He needled into a scrap of felt I had leftover. Must think up a bigger project for him now as I have loads of work to do!!

Now that we are through all the birthdays for a few months, major holidays til Halloween, and all other interruptions, I can hopefully sock money away for loads of fun supplies and get some real work done! Don't eat too much chocolate everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely beaded brooch and a snip at the price!