Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all having a lovely day. It’s an absolutely beautiful day here. What a shame we can’t go out and enjoy it. Let’s hope this is the kind of summer we’re going to experience. Most if not all our bank holidays are usually observed on Monday. Somebody had the bright idea to hold the Early May Bank Holiday on the Friday after the first Monday of the month in order to turn it into a celebration for the 75th anniversary celebration of VE Day. Unfortunately, all the planned big events have had to be cancelled because of social distancing. Just something else to add to the pile of things the invisible enemy has ruined. I for one, planned to make the most of the day no matter what.

I dragged out my cart of art supplies and worked on an art journal two page spread ….. Yes, you read that correctly, my little bucket of art supplies that I started off with has somehow grown into a small cart. It’s amazing what you can gather from all the different nooks and crannies of my home. Things that were never intended as art supplies are being used. Without further ado here’s my art journal effort for today …..

Cherish the little things

I didn’t use anything I haven’t used in previous pages this time. And once again I kept it simple.

Yesterday I posted about a piece of fabric that I splodged some paint around. This one …..

Fabric splodge

Well, Sarah turned that bit of painted fabric into this …..

Zip pouch 1

Zip pouch 2

I politely asked Sarah if she had time to turn the bit of fabric into a zippered pouch. She found the perfect colour zip for it in her stash. It happens to be a zip that I surrendered to her a while back when she was looking for zips. Once again, we did not purchase anything new to make this zippered pouch. Now I wonder if Sarah and I can collaborate again in making something free using up some of our stash.

It’s been a pretty good day in my little corner of the northeast of England. There’s always a nice atmosphere on a sunny bank holiday. The sunshine makes such a difference. It gives me the energy to get on and do a few things. The washing machine was whirring a little while ago. Now it needs loading up again with another load. If I keep this up, I will have a weekend free of household chores.

Well my friends, I guess that’s my report for today. I am thinking about having a couple days rest from blogging but rest assured I will keep being creative and post about it on Sunday/Monday. In the meantime, I hope you all have a super cosy weekend doing things you thoroughly enjoy. Until next time,

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

Lucie x


  1. carolineoannie

    Thank you Lucie. I do enjoy your blogs. I’m isolated with my sister, and we knit like Fury. And we’re getting down our stash. Sadly my quilting stuff and my sewing machine are lying unused at my home, together With 2 months mail! That aside we are very lucky. We are able to get enough supplies And today we enjoyed meeting all the neighbours when we all sat out for three hours Drinking our own tea and bubbly in the sunshine. Distancing was observed of course. Best wishes, stay healthy
    Monica. 🍀


    1. Hi Monica, I am sooo pleased you had a go VE Day celebration. There were no street parties here. In fact, a few of my neighbours had celebrations in their homes inviting people that weren’t from their own household. I will be very glad when the scientists find an effective vaccine so we can all go out with confidence. Thanks for popping in today x


  2. I’m amazed every morning by your latest posts & seeing the stunning artwork you are producing. Sarah needs congrats too on that snazzy zippered pouch. It’s lovely. We also can’t celebrate anything & our Anzac day celebrations went by in a bit of a fog back in April. enjoy the weekend, take care, stay safe & hugs from down under.


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