Sunday, September 24, 2017

Last of Yesterday's Summer Garden

Hello :)
Holy crap ! It's already the last parts again? Time is going too fast ! I need to get on to my drive and look up another freebie for next week .
This past week has just rushed by and I have been very busy giving my bathroom furniture a make over.
You how it is.... 10 years and those wooden furniture don't look so nice anymore. There were stains on the mirror cabinet from my hair dye and they just wouldn't wash off.
My bathroom has no windows so it needed to light colored and there's no lighter color than white !
I love how it has turned out :)
From wood to white ...and this is a real bathroom in an old house, not one of these designer show pieces ,lol

And in between waiting for the layers to dry I managed to finish a project I started a while ago.
A crochet owl basket.
And in between more snowflakes I started some Christmas presents as well.

I already picked out the nest kit , by the way.
It's called "Journey" and has lovely vintage papers and elements.
Want a look? Here is the preview
There will be more detailed previews next post with the first links.

But for now the last Yesterday's Summer Garden parts

Keeping it a short post this week . It's already bed time for me and I have another early shift tomorrow.
So enjoy and 'till next weekend :)
Hugs Snowy

Sunday, September 17, 2017

More from Yesterday's Summer Garden

Hello again,
We're having a really rainy week here at the east coast of England.I'm glad I got my warmer clothing out during my last days off work. The long sleeves and warm jackets are needed with only 40-48 F /4-8 C  at night time and in the early mornings. The weather sure changed quickly this year. T-shirts one day and the next day it had gone cold ! It still gets warmer during the day when the sun is out , but the wind is getting a little chill to it already.  I'm not complaining. It's actually cozy and I'm getting more crafting/art stuff done . I have started some Christmas gifts (which I can't show obviously ) and ordered some lovely yarns for 2 other projects. They arrived within 3 days and I already started the first project.
I'm crocheting snowflakes....lots of them !
I will need more than 30 .
So far I only have 5 done ;)
When it's finished this will be a snowflake table runner. I'll post some updates as I get along.

You can see how the pattern is done in this video below.

And I finished that painting I started last week. This is "Autumn" ....2 more to do ! Winter and Spring . And I need to buy a couple more canvasses ...

Those candles in front are he ones I made from wax sheets. They turned out really well . I'll be definitely getting more of those sheets .I just love natural bees wax !

But now to the Freebie again.
Detailed previews in last week's post if you missed it . Today it's the next 2 parts of the kit.

One part papers

and one part elements again

Two more parts next week ...and then it's time to get autumnal and magical ,because summer is over !

And that reminds me that I have to prepare my little garden for winter soon. Guess I will have to do that on my next days off work. But for now I will have to hop into the shower and get ready for another late shift. My weekend will begin on Wednesday morning after catching up with some sleep. It's a nightshift thing ;)

So until next time...enjoy the freebies ! :)
Hugs Snowy

Sunday, September 10, 2017

And here comes the next freebie...

Hello :)
Hope you're all having a nice weekend. Mine is only starting just now. I came home from nightshift not too long ago. It's been quite cool (48F/10C degrees) here the past 2 nights and early mornings.And some of the trees , like these Horse chestnuts trees are already loosing their leaves. I took this pic on the way home earlier.Looking like fall, huh?
I'm warming up with a cup of tea and  have a nice chunk of pulled pork in my slow-cooker from over night. So I won't have much cooking to do today. The washing machine is on the go already and the cooler and rainy weather during the week has provided some creative time.
 Watercolor painting "Lavender" , and I started another autumn themed painting as well, which I'm planning to finish over my days off work.
You can see already that it will contain some pumpkins.

But that's not all ! I'm actually working on a new autumn themed kit as well.
Here's a little screenshot ...
It's coming along nicely with lots of watercolor elements.

But for now it's time for the first parts of "Yesterday's Summer Garden" as we slowly go from summer into fall.
And I have detailed previews .Not all backgrounds are shown though.Only roughly half of them :)

I will give you one file with backgrounds and one with elements again to start with.

Enjoy ...I need to have a nap now after my 12 hour nightshift and then it's really time to get out the warmer clothing , which is mostly stored in vacuum bags. And pack the sleeveless tops's getting too cold ! "shivers"

Hugs Snowy :)

Monday, September 04, 2017

And Hippy Chick's last part

I normally wanted to post yesterday , but our almost 19 year old cat Sam passed away yesterday. Needless to say I was not in the mood to think of blog posts.
I just came home from work and wanted to shout "Hi Sammy ,I'm home !" ...until I remembered he isn't here anymore. Force of habit....
It feels too quiet and empty. We used to have 3 cats ...Dusty passed away end of last year, Misty in March this year and now Sam as well.

They all had long good lives with 17 -19 years old, but I wish they could have lived longer with us Especially Sammy, who was like my little shadow following me everywhere. He was the only male and truly mommy's boy ;)  I will miss him scratching at the bedroom door wanting his breakfast or standing by the kitchen door while I'm cooking , hoping I will drop a little treat for him, cuddling up on the sofa wanting to be stroked and even occasionally enjoying a belly rub. But it is what it goes on !

With Autumn coming I decided to make some candles out of beeswax sheets. I have about 20 ready now and they'll make great little gifts as well with a nice candle holder.
Even painting is taking on an autumn theme now (and in front 2 of my candles in glass holders which I decorated with crochet lace)

I started another painting , but it's not finished yet with the events of the weekend.

Anyway... would you like to see what is coming next?

I chose a kit which means "End of summer-beginning of Fall " to me. It's called "Yesterday's Summer Garden"
This will be 6 parts starting next post.

For today it's the last of Hippy Chick though.

 More elements

 I hope to be back on Sunday with the new kit . I mean...what else could happen, huh? (touch wood !)

Until then , have a great week !
Hugs Snowy

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hippy Chick second parts

Hi everybody,
I'm back with the next parts.
Here in UK it's a holiday weekend and it's a hot one ! The temperature has gone up again and we're having a long sunny weekend. Just a shame I'm spending most of it at work...but independent woman that I am ...the bills have to paid and I have to make my millions (I wish,lol)

I have started to get some art and craft supplies to start making Christmas presents. I know it's early , but making yourself takes longer than just buying a gift . So I have to make a start to get it all done in time.
 Gardening is still taking up a lot of my time and it was time to get some more seeds into the earth for autumn and winter plants. And the hot weather now again makes sure I have to go out and water all those plants.

I will get some art stuff done eventually again... if we have a rainy day,I guess. We only had short showers for months now, and I'm actually looking forward to those autumn storms , rain and getting cozy with my art supplies. I'm looking forward to colorful tree foliage and having more time again to paint, letter and craft.

But for now it seems gardening is taking up the time for art I will move on to Hippy Chick.
 I made another detailed preview and a quickpage.
And here the next links for you.
More background papers:

and elements

There will be another part next post , and I will have to think about which kit to give away next again.

So until then ....
enjoy and stay crafty ;)
Hugs Snowy

Monday, August 21, 2017

Nightshift recovery in HippyStyle mode ;)

Yawn ! .... Good morning. Never mind it's afternoon here but for me it's morning. I'm just having my first cup of coffee after finishing nightshifts this morning. For me the weekend begins today after this coffee has started to kick in !
It's been a busy week at work and I was glad to be able to relax after housework and cooking. Needless to say I didn't get much done in the art and craft department.

The mornings and evenings have been a lot cooler than before and I actually got out those warmer tops and hoodies. On the bike , cycling , they are needed early in the mornings !

And it was time to treat myself to a new pair of boots to keep my feet dry and warm when the rainy and cold season begins. Not the price of Doc Martins but the look , and real leather as well. Love these new boots from Amazon:)
I'm hoping to get another Skillshare class and art work done while I'm off , but first it's catching up with "oh so beloved" housework and laundry.

So now it's straight to the new kit.
Introducing Hippy Chick
Lol, I found a layout I made with this a few years ago. Yup, this is also an ex store kit.
It has 18 backgrounds and 30 elements.
I lost all the detailed previews when my old laptop crashed and gave up its life , it seems. So here is one I just made.
I'll try to have more detailed previes next post.
Here is the first 2 links (will be 5 in total)  ..
one papers

and one elements

Enjoy and happy scrapping ! :)

Hugs Snowy

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Disco Lights -the last 2 parts

Hello again,
Here where I am it's starting to feel like the beginning of fall The horse chestnuts are nearly grown and will start to fall soon, the elder, rowan and hawthorn berries are getting their colours and the blackberries are ready to pick. Weather wise the nights are starting earlier and are cooler than before , the wind is starting to pick up and although the days can still be quite warm and humid , the general feel is that autumn won't be far off.
That's fine with me :) It's one of my favourite seasons., the other being spring , when nature wakes up and colours appear after winter  As for autumn...I love the fall colours ! And the bounty of my pickings in the garden and nature.
I've been busy in my kitchen after picking blackberries making jam, fermenting carrots and cabbage, pickling cucumbers, cutting and drying herbs etc
I had hoped to have some more tomatoes so I could use some to make pasta sauces or tomato soup, but we seem to eat them too quick ;) But I still have more green ones on the plants maybe there will be more for canning. I have also dug out half of the potatoes I planted in grow bags and they are yummie :)

The salad I planted is all gone , so I'm planting more seeds .The courgettes/Zucchini are growing and can be picked soon. I have fresh celery and chard. All in all , despite not having much room and planting in containers everything has grown well this year so far.
I'm also being a "domestic Goddess" and have cleaned all my windows , washed the curtains and will start to go through my warmer clothing , which are mostly packed away in vacuum storage bags. Here at the coast in UK the autumn winds can be quite cool and the hoodies , cardigans and lighter jackets will be needed soon.
I managed to make time for some painting this morning.
I call this floral painting "Summers bloom" , in a loose, almost abstract painting style, full of summer floral and colours.
I think this might be the first in a set of 4 paintings. One for each season of the year.
I already have some ideas for the Autumn themed painting .

Anyway.... time for download links. And maybe a little preview of what's next, because it's the last parts of Disco Lights already.

I'm not only an ex Goth , but also a little bit of a Hippie chick at heart. So I decided this will be the next freebie kit.
But for now it's still party time with Disco Lights. Here the last parts.

Enjoy and I'll be back with the next kit soon :)
Hugs Snowy