…Creating on the Hill…

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them

..whats new on ‘the hill’..


a couple of new and exciting opportunity’s are in the future for us here on the ‘hill’ and  i have been trying to organize a ‘working plan’…this will mean that i can fit everything in my week, teach classes and also meet the deadlines we will have.

Are you the same as me…. if i get too bogged down in work I don’t fit in  the fun, family and faith times and I need that BALANCE in my life.

16th june 1

..i have been working on  different surfaces this week and realize i am quite a fusspot when it comes to base coating wood, i would rather paint a couple of thinner layers,sanding in between than one thick layer….it gives a much smoother surface and makes the detailing easier.

I use sanding blocks for the initial sanding and then brown paper to buff the wood, of all the things i have tried brown paper gives a really smooth finish before adding the final coat of paint. (so don’t throw out the brown paper parcel wrapping or bags!)

24th June 1

even though base coating is not my favorite job, i do like seeing all the projects lined up ready for detailing


3 of the chunky Wedding frames and a couple of key holders and dog plaques  ready for posting tomorrow


on my To Do list for this week:-

  • Quilts for Comfort planning meeting..
  • Get together with goldsmith girlies
  • Finish more products for new adventure (going to post about this as soon as i get the go ahead)
  • Wedding Anniversary meal with ‘Mr Darcy’..(I’m even calling David that now Karen!!)
  • Shape of The Month completed for August (yes its coming back…)
  • ..and today another chance to watch my current favorite film with one of my girlies


…..cant stop singing the tunes…….I’m in love with Olaf…




Author: ...creating on the hill....

The Crafts House is a small studio on top of a "hill"..a place to create..a place to breathe..a time just for you.. I'm the luckiest person to spend my days creating the art that i love..meeting like minded creative friends..sharing time in the palette of life..

6 thoughts on “..whats new on ‘the hill’..

  1. Love the useful tips from a very wise woman!!! Hope mr&mrs Darcy have a fab anniversary!!! Xx


  2. Awww I love Frozen xx


  3. After a crazy day at work, visiting a poorly colleague, car breaking down two days after its service in the middle of the double roundabout in South Gosforth, and having to cancel eye test as a result – singling along with Olaf has made me laugh and the world’s alright again!! Have a fab Anniversary with Mr Darcy and enjoy watching Frozen with the Goldsmith Girls. Catch up with you soon on The Hill (Darcy Towers!) Karen x


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