…Creating on the Hill…

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

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…a view from ‘the hill’…

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..sitting here with my cuppa and dunking my biscuit -( I’m allowing myself 1 a day now I’m back on track with eating and keeping a food diary..a habit i want to establish again because it helped me when i lost weight with Slimming World) 


…. this is my food diary…a pressie from the lovely Lauren x

..I am in the mood to focus, it’s already March and the sun is shining more (I still need my hot water bottle though!)..February was  a good month, lots of creating, painting, family times …but i have also learnt a BIG Life Lesson…well everyone else will no doubt already have learnt it but I’m a really slooooow learner!!

What Life Lesson?……

  • – I can’t control what people ‘think’  ‘do’ or ‘say’
  • -I can’t control what happens in life
  •  BUT
  • I CAN control how I think and feel
  • I CAN control what I do next
  • I CAN control what I say and how i treat people

..my most important lesson is I can control what I Create and that I need to take the time to enjoy every step of the process whether I’m creating in my journal,painting a project..baking cakes or cooking a meal or decorating my home…

talking about ‘cooking a meal’- I’m really into soup making at the moment(cold weather I think influenced this!)

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I love all the chopping and preparation and David likes baking bread so in the cold weather it has been easy to have a bowl of soup and slice of bread (I am really trying here to NOT have loads of butter..not easy so i have been using low fat Philly)

It was Stephanie and Callum’s birthday in February,( they were both 23) so we went to their house for a meal and i don’t normally share lots of family pictures but I thought you would like these pictures we took of each other because I see LAUGHING faces


and  looking at these pictures made me jump back to what i was saying before…. I  CAN control what I do and I’m choosing to be as positive and happy as I possibly can be…….yes there are days that I want to be under the duvet and re-group .. but even then I’m taking my journals and doodle bag with me+a pot of tea+my latest book+laptop/pinterest+Netflix+hot water bottle and that 1 biscuit…it’s a big duvet!!

crosses 1   Cat Plaque Personalised 4Princess Grace 4

..I’ve been busy filling orders and creating on ‘the hill’ ..the crosses are really popular at the moment on ‘the hill’ and Notonthehighstreet.com for Baptism’s and Confirmation’s but also can be personalized with an inspirational word or message

…I loved painting ‘Betty’s Boudoir’ as a gift for a lady who was 60 last month

…also Grace had a ‘Frozen’ craft party at the shop… as I can’t ‘copy’ Elsa from Frozen I decided to create a ‘Princess Grace’ that all the little 6 year old girls could paint at the party. A lot of fun (for me too)

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this Saturday is the last session of the February Beginners Course -its not really the last because this lovely group have decided to continue creating ( I’m busy putting the finishing touches to their next project)

I have really enjoyed creating with Jean,Emma,Tina,Pauline and Anne….what a lovely group, I much prefer small groups and made a decision this year to keep workshops small so I can take the time to create with everyone..

Talking of Workshops the next one on ‘the hill’ will be

bunny family

Creating with Fabric
…painting and creating on fabric…
Saturday 21st March  1.00-4.00pm
£22 per workshop includes all supplies

…Painting and creating on fabric is another one of my favorites and is much easier than you imagine and the fabric  can be used to create pillows,book covers,bags or frame to make a wall hanging.

Well the pot of tea is finished and i need to stretch my legs before getting back to finishing the wooden picture and frame I’m working on…

14202a785988f59d5e85f958b067f235Just before I sign off Lucie has been blogging about a new project she has designed “Four Season Button Club Whimsical Applique & Stitchery”……she has created a beautiful project and if you jump over to her blog she will be able to let you know all about it

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..these are pictures of a couple of the blocks she posted ….Don’t they make you HAPPY…



..we couldn’t have achieved this year without you all, David and I and our family say a BIG THANK YOU for your friendship, support and love..we look forward to a very Creative 2015..

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Re-open 2015……Monday 5th January  10-4.00pm