Crafting is for life not just for Chistmas!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Some Homemade Christmas Offerings

Chistmas is always a pretty homemade affair in my Mum's house. I like to help out where I can. The past couple of years I have started doing flavoured vodkas. This year's offerings included blackberry, lime and orange and some sloe gin. The best thing is the blackberries and sloes were picked from the hedgerows around work during my lunch breaks.

I also made some bracelets for Mum and Nan as some gifts. These are fresh water pearls, smokey quartz and clear quartz and garnet chips.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The Dream

The dream for me is to be able to move to the countryside and raise a family in a fairly, some would say, old fashioned way. I would love to have a smallholding.

So far, I have none of the elements required to do this, living alone in a town! However, I can make things more comfortable by crafting. In an absolute ideal world, I would turn my hobby into my profession, but I can't see that happening either.

I enjoy all sorts of crafting and do a lot of jewellery making, card making and flavour vodkas. These can all make lovely presents, providing you have the right people to give them to of course!

So this will be my online diary of trying to work my way to my crafty farm in the country.