Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a really good week. This week has been quite interesting in that the new normal seems to be blending into the old normal.

As I sit here writing this post, the sun is shining. The road is much quieter than it was six weeks ago. There are no children frolicking about in the sunshine. And anyone that walks past my house is definitely on a mission. There’s no dawdling about nowadays.

I had an exciting morning. I had my shower, blow dried my hair, put some fresh clothes on in readiness for picking up my Click & Collect grocery order from the supermarket. We seem to step out only once a week now. The most exciting part is unpacking our groceries and work out what substitutions we ended up with. This week there was only one item substituted which were Maris Piper potatoes for King Edward. I can live with that. So now we’re set until next Friday when we head out again to pick up our next contact free grocery order.

It’s day 24 of my self-imposed messing around with art supplies challenge. Today’s effort contains cut out butterflies. They are quite pretty and I reckon I would like to use them again in a larger format art journal as quite a lot of the butterflies of the paper are rather large and would make another nice art journal page someday. Here’s what I made this time …..


It was a fun page to work on. I’m trying to work up my courage to do this kind of thing on fabric. Just simple calico stabilised with iron-on interfacing would probably do the trick. And I might even be able to add some machine or hand stitching to make it special. I don’t know why I am so hesitant to have a go on fabric. I don’t have to show the results if it turns out to be a horrible effort. I’ll have to make a plan of action and perhaps force myself to have a go. After all I am a captive audience these days. And I have all the supplies required and more.

Well, I guess that’s another work week over. The weekends are no different than the work week nowadays. So many of us stay home in order to stay safe. Sarah and I rarely speak to another soul in person. Keeping our distance is what is keeping the numbers of new cases afflicted by the invisible enemy. Staying home is the new normal no matter how sociable you are.

So, my friends, I guess that my report for today. I shall be taking a break tomorrow but reappearing on Sunday or Monday to show you a couple more art journal pages. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x


    1. Hi again Sue, I’ve had a look at Luann Kessi painted canvas page and now I’m properly inspired. WOW I can’t wait to have a go. Thanks so much for the link. Have a great weekend xx

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  1. Love your butterfly page & another idea for fabric & I know you are capable of this with your beautiful applique work. A background of many beige fabrics with colourful butterflies cut from another fabric. I’ve some good size beauties on a piece in my stash. I’ll also send, via email, a quilt I saw many years ago with fabric painting you might like. Have the best weekend you can in this lockdown, stay safe & hugs from down under.


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