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Saturday, 8 June 2019

Fairy Swing

All change!!

Get a cup of coffee or tea, to keep awake!!
A lot of text I am afraid!!

There are a few changes for my crafting life,
starting now!!

One decision was very difficult, which was to step 
down from the fabulous Winter Wonderland Design Team.
I had been on the team for 4 1/2 years. 
Since my first card appeared on the their blog,
 on 2nd January 2015!!
So I thought it was time for a change!

What actually prompted me to step down now, is
that I have joined forces with my friend Lorraine.
  I have been tutoring her for around a year.
She has got to the stage now, that she 
has reached selling quality. I was happy to join with her
on the selling side. She is very much a perfectionist,
as I also try to be. 
Along with the similar sense of humour!!
We always have great fun when we are together,
even though she is rather poorly at the moment.

I have, for around 12 years, sold my cards and craft makes
for Charities, for people that have dementia.
Lorraine's Mother is now in a Nursing Home, after
being cared for at home by her family, for many years.
Her Mother has Alzheimers and needed special care.

My Mother also had Alzheimers many years ago.
My eldest Sister was diagnosed with it too, over a year ago.

I told Lorraine where I sell my cards in Residential and
Nursing Homes, that are Charities. 
She took some cards to where her Mother is living 
and was surprised how many she sold.

We are now, along with our own outlets, supplying
  another outlet together that we approached
and we were accepted straight away.

So we now have many cards to make for Craft Fairs,
as well as our outlets. 
To raise as much money as we can for the Charities.

My Hubby and I did have a short break, 7 days, 
spent wandering around The Yorkshire Dales.
We did The Moors last year, so had to do the other side
of the county this year. As last year, the weather was perfect.

Thanks to Marianne, giving us a few areas to visit.
See photos below.

First is not The Dales it's my latest Clay make!!
A swinging Fairy and no moulds for this one.

OOps!! I made her body, hair wings and dress 
but forgot to make her any knickers!!!

We went on a Canal Narrow Boat.
We were the only people on it!!
It was on The Leeds and Liverpool Canal .

 Just one of over a hundred photos!!

Well that's it!! Hope you weren't too bored!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.
They are all read and appreciated.
I will always return the compliment to you that do so.

starting today, so pop over there to join
in the fun, for a great prize draw.

They also have a DT call out running.

Have a lovely weekend.
Big hugs,


Lynne said...

Your fairy swing is so sweet Carol and looks very delicate, you are very clever. Sorry to hear you are stepping down from your DT post and I wish you best wishes in your ventures with Lorraine. I hope you will still be showing some of your makes here x

Lynne said...

P.S. I've just sent you an email. Hope your address is still the same as before x

Sue - said...

Love the fairy swing Carol. Good luck with your new venture, I’m sure you’ll do very well.

Sarah said...

What a fantastic piece of clay decor Carol and freehand are so clever!! I wish you and your friend huge success, not that you need it when you produce unique and perfect objet such as this xx

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Hi Carol, What a gorgeous creation !! So beautiful details, really top.
I wish you the best of luck with what you are going to do.
Have a nice day, Doris hugs

Chrissy said...

Beautiful litle Fairy with no knickers I wish you and Lorraine all the very best, you will both do well I'm sure..glad you had such a nice break and the canal looks so peaceful..


Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so pretty. Well done on all your outlets, I don’t know how you find the time. So glad you enjoyed the Dales

Carole said...

Wow carol....I wish I had known you were not so far away! Glad you enjoyed your break. Good luck in your new ventures with the selling, I am sure you will not have a problem making loads of money for your charity. Your fairy is beautiful but I bet it is a bit chilly on a swing with no knickers! Hugs xx

cotnob said...

She is lovely Carol, so delicate and pretty.
Fabulous photographs, it looks like the weather was kind to you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Love fairy swing so cute and delicate looking. Great photos Carol and looks like a glorious day. At times we need to step down from teams and have more ME time...big

MiamiKel said...

How beautiful, Carol! I love the walk about the town and the gorgeous weather you have - I do miss the villages in the UK! Your angel is just so sweet - and how wonderful that you took some time for you to decide to take a new journey in life! You are such a kind friend! xx

Kath said...

Such a cute fairy swing and glad to hear you had a lovely time in the Yorkshire Dales. We went there for our holiday last year and loved the area.
I also saw Marianne's double (then when I read her blog later saw that it was Marianne who was on holiday!).

Like you, I'm also sad to leave the WW DT but it sounds like you're going to have a very busy time.

Kath x