Hello there and welcome : )
To those that pop in here regularly I'm happy to 'see' you again!
What mythological character is this above do you think?
Answer at the end lol
Now it's quite possible that some of you dropping by, will be passing through whilst travelling along the 500+ blog pathway that is the
( 500+ blogs !!)
2014 Grow Your Blog
event that was devised and organised by
Vicki of '2 Bags Full'
A full list of all the participating blogs are listed on Vicki's blog above, do go and browse the list and check out Vicki's fabulous nests!
BUT Don't go yet please ! lol
Well welcome to ALL of you!
I hope you'll have time to take a look back at some of my posts and see if there's anything that you find interesting enough to encourage you to stay, or pop back again some when.
But no pressure, you're still welcome, whether you're passing through or coming back lol
A potted resume about me and then I'd like you to watch a short film about the city I live in, which won for us, the opportunity to be the
2017 City of Culture.
Although I was born in Birmingham, I've lived here in East Yorkshire some 20 years or so.
Okay the me bit ..... I'm Lyn, a much travelled, ex WRAF Aircrew who married then had a wonderful son and daughter.
(I now also have a grandson and a granddaughter so consider myself doubly blessed.)
Hubby later left, then he died at only 40, ( he was younger than myself)- so we lost him twice over.
I came to crafting late on really but it's become my therapy in so many ways.
I am employed to devise and make tactile educational resources for visually impaired children and it's a job I adore doing.
So I stitch, knit, glue and make things for work as well for my own satisfaction. Good eh?
I like to use recycled materials as often as possible, broken lampshade rings, driftwood, fabrics from charity shop clothing and vintage yarns.
I like wet felting, needle felting, dye a bit, knit a bit, crochet a bit, patchwork a bit and CL-art a lot.
I read a lot, thrillers mostly.
I LOVE illustrations that have been originally made from textiles and have begun collecting children's books with them in, for my grand children, naturally.......... cough, cough.
Okay that's the boring bit now have a watch and listen if you've time?
Hope that gave you a flavour of where I'm living and the following pics may give you a flavour of what I do and post on here.
You can skip the pics and go right to the giveaway if you prefer lol
Okay now for the giveaway - there are no particular hoops to jump through.
Anyone can enter but I must be able to contact you by email if you win : )
Anonymooses won't be considered sorry.
One entry each to make it fair for all.
What will you win?
Ah well - that's up to you!
If you leave me a comment telling me what your most interested in then I will send you something related to that, if that makes sense!
( I have a BIG stash folks ... a lot of it still unused! )
If you like to felt, then I will most likely send you wool fleece.
If you love beading...........it will be beads of some kind.
If you like silk, it will be silk fabric scraps or threads.
If you like water colours...well bad luck.. I haven't got any!
If you like crazy patchwork, you'll most likely get a scraps bag.
You get the idea okay?
SO all I ask is that you tell me what your most interested in and that will form the basis of what you'll receive as a gift!
PLUS if your from overseas I will send you a British craft or stitchy/knitty magazine.
If your from UK then I will send you an overseas magazine instead.
Now I'm off to bed because I'm planning on strolling round the blogs listed over at Vicki's blog this weekend and it is liable to be a long walk round, so I need to rest a while before I set off..
Thanks for dropping by : )
OH YES....... the answer is Medusa of course!
This toy doll was easily turned into a tactile version of what Medusa
might have looked like.
Ideal for blind children to 'feel' the snakes which apparently formed her hair.........
and they pay me to do this at work ......Bliss!