Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Upcoming classes.

On May Bank holiday weekend I will be at Craftschool Waterford - this is going to be a great weekend of non stop classes, demos and craft supply retail therapy!!
Have a look at the blog in the above link, there are all sorts of classes from felt making to hat making, knitting to card making...... all are resonably priced, there are some great teachers and its all been organised by the lovely Midi from Ballinameela. She has put an incredible amount of work into making this a wonderful weekend so it would only be polite to go and enjoy it!

I will be teaching three classes, that go something like this:

Saturday 4th May 9.30-12
A mixed media canvas, you will learn lots of techniques and come out with your own masterpiece!
Just bring basic tools, and an apron - cost: 20 euro

I'm really excited about this one! you will need to bring some photos (passport size is ideal) basic tools, adhesive and an apron. We are making an altered mixed media album, the papers for this are so pretty! cost 20 euro.

Then on Sunday 5.30-7.30 there is a beginners beaded jewellery class, I will provide everything for this but if you wear glasses for close work make sure to bring them! the cost is also 20 euro.

If you're interested in mine or any of the other classes you can book directly with the teachers, all their contact details are on the Craftschool blog.

hope to see you there!!!
F x

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thank you!!

I always knew I was blessed with good friends, but I'm amazed at how many of you have left messages of support.
Really, really thank you everyone, i'm surprising myself with what I can dowith my left hand, not that my family are letting me do much!
This is just a blip, i'll be back. I have always thought that things happen for a reason.......... I have no idea what the reason is, but its happened so lets get on with it!
Thank you again my friends,
F xx

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Not such good news....

Well, if you are a facebook friend then you will probably know that in a moment of utter stupidity I managed to seriously injure myself last Saturday.....
The bad news is I am now missing two fingers on my right hand (yes, i'm right handed!) and I have badly broken the two that are left....... sorry, I hope I haven't made you feel queesy!

The good news is, I still have my index finger and thumb, so when its healed I can still hold things (like paint brushes!) and my lovely Fella was researching bionic prosthethic fingers before we even left the hospital!

So, the next 6 weeks will be spent in a cast, trying to learn to use my left hand more. Then we will see what happens. For someone who lives an arty life this isn't the best news, but Iam very calm and positive about it - so far anyway!

I will be at home, so pop by if you're local, or send an email if not....... I will be very glad of the company!
Felicia x

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The craft room tour!!

I need to practise filming to make it less shakey!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Once upon a time.....

Once upon a time when there was no more space in my house and everyone was sick of having to climb over the piles of crafting stash, it was decided... "We will build a room!"

There was a small patio area at the back of the sitting room that was hardly ever used, it was where the basket ball hoop and the dustbins lived. We did a lot of research and price costings, saved up, organised a building party (this consisted of Tim, Joe, Christy, and another Tim who worked their behinds off every cold, wet Saturday and were happy to do it for homemade soup and cake - they are really great friends!!)

So, this was the day, way back last October when the base was laid........

A timber structure went up....
 It was clad and roofed and insulated, seriously insulated! That window was taken out and the hole made into a door way from the sitting room, and then the window was replaced into the new wall.
  there is that insulation I was telling you about.
 The roof has two Velux windows to let in lots of light.

So, all of that took from October to February, it was slow but steady progress (the weather didn't help much!) Eventually we had a plasterer come and finish the inside, he and the roofer were the only tradesmen we had to hire (I know i've said this before, but Tim can fix everything!!) Then we had to wait for that to dry out before we could paint the walls and lay the floor.
I chose white for the walls and ceiling to reflect as much light as possible, the room is 8x10ft which strangely looks bigger finished then when it was being built!

Finally, at the beginning of this month the planning for furniture was done and we took off to Ikea (again-my house is starting to look like an advert for them!)

A friend of mine had given me an old dining table that she was throwing out - I wanted two desks one for the computer and one for crafting on, so I had it cut in half length ways. This gave me long thin desks with only two legs each, but painted them and Tim fixed them to the wall so they are perfect!

When the new furniture was put together I started the long job of moving in..... It took a full week between going to work and sorting through every box and drawer but here it is, the finished craft room!
I am extremely grateful and happy to have this space, Its my birthday next month and Tim asked me what I wanted, I think all the work he has done here will cover birthdays and Christmas gifts forever!!

This is the view when you open the door, I will do a video to show you more detail one of these days!
 My brother made this dresser for me, its perfect for a sewing table.
 This is the work desk, it looks out onto the deck.
 This is the other half of the table, Toby thinks the spotty chair is his!
 And this is the other wall, I wanted a high counter for die cutting, so this unit was perfect.
Thats it - you are all very welcome to come over and craft with me now I have space!
Felicia xx