Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Messing About

I have been messing about lately. Loads of ideas are buzzing around but I don't seem to be able to sit down and do anything really productive. I have quite a few orders at the moment for fleece blankets, cushions, quilts, wallets, pictures, dolls and so on but I am finding it really hard to knuckle down and do them! I think I must be a very primitive hunter-gatherer type - I like going out and getting the work but get distracted when it comes to doing it!

I'm probably being too self-critical. I have pretty much finished the baby-clothes quilt top (although I can't show you it as my friend who ordered it may look on here) and I made Grandpa Biscuit's quilt top over the weekend - these both now need to wait until Friday when I plan to go shopping for the wadding. I've also made these little purses that will be going into my Etsy.

I didn't manage to do much crafting yesterday except for this little elephant purse because I went back to school! I have volunteered to help in Fred's school on Monday mornings and yesterday was my first day. I spent most of the time cutting out on the guillotine but also did a bit of colouring in and shape-drawing-round with the reception class. In the afternoon (which I had forgotten until the day) I had meet-the-teacher in Fred's class so I had to rush back up to school and then rush home again as I had arranged for my friend Jackie to call round to discuss fabrics for a cushion she has comissioned for her sister. Then I rushed back to school to pick up Fred and Daisy, called in on Daisy's friend who was off poorly to give her a comic and then went back up to collect Dorothy from her guitar lesson. She then had Brownies! So it was a rushy-around day.

My next post will be No.50 and I plan to have a little giveaway so I am playing around with some ideas this morning for that. So watch this space. Lucy x

P.S. Thanks for all of your amusing comments about Dorothy's doll - perhaps we should call her Peg, not Annie! What made me laugh most was the fact that I wasn't even trying to be funny! The doll was made from a kit and we have genuinely lost one of her stripey legs! I suppose I could make her a plain one - then she would really fit in with our family as we all wear odd socks!

P.P.S. I have changed my "name" for commenting on other people's posts to "Lucy Locket-Pocket" to avoid any confusion with "Gill at Lucy Locket" who already had that name when I joined blogger with "Lucy Locket Recycled Her Pocket" - I just didn't realise until it was too late that there was another crafty "Lucy Locket" blog.


Monkee Maker said...

I'm sorry missy, but it sounds like you've got too much on to be thinking about giveaways ..... but I'll keep my eyes peeled for it anyway!

de vliegende koe said...

Self criticism is a characteristic of creative people! You are warned Lucy!

Suzie Sews said...

Busy all the way...I think the returning to school triggers of lots of inspiring ideas, my head is full of them...can I get down to them...NO!!! Hope you enjoyed your time in school, I think this is a great thing to do.
Suzie Sews

Lesley said...

I love your purses, especially the Russian Doll one :o) I know just what you mean about being a hunter gatherer. I have a conservatory full of fabric, an enormous list of things to make and all I want to do is head to Eastleigh to trawl round the charity shops for more fabric. Once you get stuck in you'll get the momentum to get it all done, in the meantime email me anytime you like :o) xxx

trashalou said...

Don't you love being in the classroom with the childer? I spend Fridays with my boy in Yr.1.

I have so many ideas too but unlike all y'all clever folk I don't actually do much about it. :-(

Also with you on the hurriedness of busy days.

weirdbunny said...

Your always so busy ! How do you find time to make these things. I've been doing a little bit of patchwork this evening, a leaf for our autumn display. I'm off to bed now, even though I've left the little lounge covered in fabric, wool and empty coffee cups ! ~ love Julia x

Lissa Jane said...

be careful getting involved in school, its addictive.. I ended up going to Parents & Citizens meeting at school ONCE, ended up taking TWO positions on the committee AND doing reading three mornings a week as well as school canteen a day a week! consider yourself warned! LOL I can't say NO.. I was glad when I sacked myself! LOL

I love everything you make Lucy, and I am like you.. I LOVE the hoarding bit but the sewing isn't as much fun as the adrenaline rush of finding NEW FABRIC! (mouth is salivating at the thought).. still working on the non-baby-quilt-now-lissa-quilt just have some float borders to add and bobs your uncle and it'll be done!

take care...


Juliann in WA said...

looks like you are having some fun times over there!

Leanne said...

Hey Lucy,
Love the wallets. Enjoys school time. Lucas has 2 more weeks left of school then he is finished for good it only seemed like yesterday he was in grade 1.

Ally said...

Well that was a surprise to find you were helping out at Fred's school. You forgot to tell me about that on the phone
this morning. Well done

Take care