Monday, 15 September 2014

Creative Blog Hop

I was asked to take part in this blog hop by the lovely and talented Deborah Wainwright, check out the amazing faces she's working on at the moment see here.  This has been started off as a way to get to know fellow crafters.  This is more of a challenge for me than having to create a new piece of art, as you know my posts are often "short & sweet".

So here goes.......

My name is Sarah Baldwin and I'm 46 years old.  I have been married to my wonderful hubby, Tony, for 23 years.  I was looking through some old photos yesterday of our first few holidays together and can't believe where that time has gone.  We have live in Thrapston, Northants with our 2 teenage children. By day I work for a holiday company as a Financial Planning and Forecast Analyst (accountant!) - Thursday is my 25th anniversary with them. 

I think I've crafted in some shape or form since I learnt to knit aged about 5.  From there I progressed to sewing using my nan's hand powered machine - I had the best dressed Barbies in the area lol!  From there came embroidery, crocheting, x-stitch, candle making, dress making, jewellery making, fimo and many more.

I'm one of these people who sees something and has to have a go to see if I can do it. It's the same now with different card making/altered art techniques.  This is how I've become such a PaperArtsy addict, I saw Leandra demoing paint techniques and was so impressed I was thought I've got to try that myself.  The one thing I wish I could do though is draw, thank goodness for stamps.

Finding the PA blog lead to setting up my own a couple of years ago, something I never thought I'd do in a million years.  The support and fantastic comments from other bloggers has really given me confidence in my work and the push to experiment outside my comfort zone. (not using blue and green all the time and embracing "faces").  Seeing projects I like but don't have the exact stash for often turns out to be a good thing as I have to think around the idea and try alternatives.

 A couple of my favourite pieces

At the moment I've a couple of things painted ready for some inspiration to hit on what to do next. I've not had much time to play recently with holidays etc. 

thanks for stopping by - if anyone would like to take up the baton and post next Monday that would be fantastic - xx