Today is the day I bring my craft room into my living area. This was something I was trying not to do! I'm just waiting for my son to arrive and help me with the furniture.
I've had everything set up in a corner of my bedroom since I moved into my flat last April, but having spent my first winter here, I'm going to have to put up with the mess on view.
I don't get that many visitors anyway!!
My bedroom faces North so was always a bit dingy, but this winter has been awful. I know we've all had bad weather, but this flat is horrendous to heat, and when your hands get so cold you can't hold a pen, then I call that TOO COLD! The lounge faces south and although that hasn't got very warm either, it feels so much brighter with the little sun we get flooding through the windows.
The old crafting area
Hopefully once I get my new area sorted out, inspiration will start flowing again and I can make some really good cards. I'll update on progress later on.
About Blackbutterfly Cards
I started making cards for pleasure in 2007, and quickly found my home was becoming swamped by cards everywhere. I decided to put some of them up for sale on a webpage in an effort to recoup some of the costs of my hobby. I called the webpage Blackbutterfly Handcrafted Cards, and it can be found at http://www.blackbutterfly2007.co.uk/
I try to take my cards to a couple of table sales or craft fairs a year, but make my cards mainly for friends and family. I would love the website sales to take off, as I nowhere near cover the costs involved in this all absorbing hobby, but for me the main thing is the pleasure I have in making my cards.
Recently I have decided to expand my blog to cover my other interests too. It's a sort of substitute for going to work and chatting to people, as due to ill health I was unable to work, and since the beginning of 2014 I am officially a pensioner.
Although I'll still show my cards, I'll also be covering my other interests and how I attempt to make ends meet day by day.
In fact anything that crosses my mind will be on here, so be prepared for waffle and a wasted five minutes as you read. Make coffee and settle in, why don't you?