ATTENTION DEAR READERS!!!

As of january 2013 this blog is closed: I have started a new blog and will no longer post here on The Writing Tree. From now on you can find my photographs & tutorials here:


You can follow Nittybits through blogger, bloglovin' and facebook!

Hope to see you there soon :)

Love,
Jenny

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moodboard & a WIP!

These past few weeks I've been slowly (SLOWLY!!!) recovering from the pain in my back. I'm still not there yet, but I have learned that the key thing is to keep moving, and to avoid sitting in the same position for longer than 45 minutes at a time. Which turns out to exclude A LOT of things I love to do...



I love to craft/crochet/knit/sew, I love to blog, I love to read, I love to watch movies. I do not love the need to exercise ALL FREAKIN' DAY LONG. So this weekend, with the weather being bad anyway, I decided to reward myself with two crafty activities.

First I made a moodboard:



I LOVE these colours!! Love the orange wooden cabinet, the fabrics and button, the postcards, and especially my latest Etsy-purchase: this amazing illustration by Nan Lawson!



How cute is that?? :) Having this on my desk is truly inspiring! I'd love to own a bigger moodboard one day, but this will do for now :)

So the next thing I did was making a start to a new knitted blanket, in the same colour scheme as my moodboard! :)



I've never knitted a blanket before, so I'm really curious to find out how these squares will look once they're all sewed together... (I'm hoping for something great, but I'm suspecting something wobbly ;)



It'll take me a while to find out though: 2 down, 30-or-so more to go!

And at the rate me and my creaky back are going, I'll be done in December... :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Memories...



... of sunny days :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jenny Bird! :)

As I said a few weeks ago in my Birthday-post, I still had a few presents coming my way :)



This week the first one arrived: a very special gift from my parents.



They gave me this amazing illustration by Natasha Newton/The Blackbird Sings - custom made for me!!

Check out the name:



How cool is that? ;) Also: Natasha is now SELLING this illustration as a postcard!!!



So if you want to own a Jenny Bird, check out Natasha's Etsy store!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Down came the rain...

As I said, my timing is often impeccable. After weeks and weeks of the most beautiful weather, rain has arrived - right in the middle of my holiday!!



I would have no trouble at all with entertaining myself indoors... if it wasn't for my stupid back!!! No crafting, no more than 30 minutes of computer-time a day, no activities that involve me standing/walking/sitting for over half an hour straight - even reading a book is painful!



But enough with the whining. Let's focus on a thing I was able to do: take pictures of a few rain-loving creatures in my garden! :)

There were slimy snails... (I counted 60 of them!!!)



... freaky flies...



... ambitious ants...



... and a ginormous rabbit!!



Even our cat...



... was a little intimidated :)

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Etsy Favourites!

My back has been absolutely KILLING me these past few days! It was bad before, but it has gotten to a point where I'm constantly in pain. The only moments I'm not, I'm asleep...

Oh, and the best thing: this is all happening during my holidays!! My timing is - as always - impeccable...

So because I cannot craft at the moment, and beceause I need some cheering up: here are a few of my Etsy-favourites I came across lately!

A Pocketful of Black Cats by Amy Blackwell



Mix Tape Buttons by Buttonhead



Holga Camera by cutcopycreate




Love all the pretty, happy colours!!! :) I feel cheered up already!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Happy Birthday... to me! :)

This weekend I celebrated my 27th birthday!



I know loads of people don't like their birthdays after a certain age, and I must admit I always get a little melancholic on mine...



... but when you consider the alternative (not aging - living - at all) another birthday suddenly doesn't seem so bad if you ask me.

Also, there are gifts! ;)

This year I got a truckload of lovely gifts from my friends and family!

There were cute cards, filled with many memories...



... mint plants...



... owl hand cream (it's a hoot! :)...



... chocolate...



... a Blue House...

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... and a year of inspiration! :)



And you know what? This is only half of it! The other half is on it's way in the mail...

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... which means in a day or two I get to celebrate my birthday - all over again!!! :D