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My Felting Photo Diary

August 24, 2017

Hello, dear reader! As you may know, I embarked on this change of career direction almost two years ago so that I could spend more time with my little man, Benjamin. I’ve kept a photo diary to give an insight into what the typical working day and week looks like for me...

Saturday
A fabulous Felting Workshop at Radbrook Community Centre, Shrewsbury. Really beautiful results from all participants and a stunning Van Gogh-inspired starry night by Jade.

 

Sunday
Spent the day demonstrating felting at Acton Scott Working Farm museum. I was delighted to have a visit from a special guest who came to visit with Nanny and Grandad. He soon got to work ‘clippety-clopping' with his new hobby horse.

 

Monday
Monday is better known as ‘Funday Monday’ as Ben and I got to a music class then meet our friends for coffee and cake. I spent my afternoon finishing a collection of sheep landscapes.

 

 

Tuesday
On a Tuesday we usually go to Nanny and Grandad’s house where I work all day in Nanny’s sewing room. I finished a few seaside-inspired scenes while Ben baked some super jam tarts and read stories. In the evening we found time for some puddle jumping. 

 

Wednesday
On Wednesday I did my fortnightly shift in the Buy From Shropshire pop up shop in Frankwell, Shrewsbury. There's a work desk for me to work at and I spent the day completing a large poppy wildflower meadow scene and some miniature flower landscapes. Ben spent another fun day at Nanny’s.

 

Thursday
Thursday was spent at our favourite book shop, Button and Bear in Shrewsbury, followed by a trip to the park and an afternoon of wet felting, creating several background pieces for future collections.

 

Friday
On Friday we had a creating day at home. Ben enjoyed some play dough fun while I worked on some felted sheep brooches. Several tons of toys were also decanted on to my living room floor!

 

Saturday
Another Saturday? "Has this woman succeeded in creating an eight day week?" I hear you say. Well no, but as I had another fab workshop I just had to share the results of that too. This time it was a half day felted sheep landscapes workshop at Felt Sew Woolly in Shrewsbury.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading all about how I combine my artwork and tutoring with enjoying  the first precious few years of Ben’s life. Call back again for another story...

 

Best wishes

 

Max x
 





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