01 November 2012

my creative space 'keeping up with social-media-play-alongs'

Greetings all,
Are you joiner inner??  I love a good party, group & social-media-play-along, however, i pace myself as i actually find them a little bit of pressure.  Is that weird, that social media i choose to play along with, is pressure to perform??  Sometimes a prompt on what to post keeps things fresh & lively, especially on the downward spiral to Christmas chaos, so i'm joining in two this month . . . wait a moment, it's November already??
My Creative Space '#amonthof' with this variety of crafty things to post about (on Instagram & their face book page, once my request to join has been accepted.)
 1. a creative space . . . last year i picked up a buffet from the tip, sanded, painted, replaced knobs & backed it with Laura Ashley wall paper, to create the dream craft storage cupboard.  Of course i've barely sewn in the past 12 months due to carpal tunnel syndrome & then successful surgery (but life got busy with my husband in Afghanistan & raising children properly) so i'm slowly getting back into my studio now . . . as i need to make some Christmas presents!!  It's an inviting cupboard & showcases my favourite finds!! 
 As i get more confident with Instagram, i have decided to play along with FatMumSlim's #fmsphotoaday for November too.   
 1. something beginning with 'C' . . . could i resist 'chickens?'  Of course not.  Here are some roosters from the Farmer's Market, in all their glory!!
I was raised that "Halloween is an American thing" so we never tricked or treated, outside an organised party in Sydney, but it was clear on Australian social media last night, that PLENTY of families were tricking & treating up a storm in their neighbourhood.  I do giggle when devout religious people get involved, Pagan festival anyone??  Actually, my English Mummy always referred to it as "All Hallow's Eve" as it is the eve of the Western Christian Feast.  I prefer the pagan stories, Stone Henge style.  
Do you join in??  Do you find it exhausting or exhilarating??  I love the connections & Kidspot have this great flicking window of images which updates the #amonthof #mycreativespaces images off Instagram, it's quite brilliant.  Amazing technology.  Love Posie


Anonymous said...

#mycreativespace is my kick up the backside to get my craft on again! Been so slack, and have so many ufo's in my cupboard.
I agree with the whole american Halloween thing, And yes, I am with you - how do Christians justify getting in on the Hallmark bandwagon. As a chrisitian myself I would never dream of it, and teach my children the same.
looking forward to seeing your #fmsphotoaday efforts :) I may sit this one out.
Tash xx

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

hey Jennie, yeah i've held off joining in until this month of creative in november... i think it's really up my alley and those that are joining in i tend to follow anyway, so it's a nice way to share some creativity! love your pics...it's a blast having you on IG!

Katie said...

Hello - just popped over from Our Creative Spaces :-) Love your buffet and all your pretty crafty supplies!

alison@thisbloominglife said...

I'm a hopeless joiner, I've learned from experience not to join as I end up feeling bad when I inevitably don't keep to the commitment I've made...as for instagram, I joined, forgot my password and that was that. Maybe I should try again. Great pics. Alison xxx

Kris said...

Hi I am @kris_avondalecottage on IG,I'm Loving your photos on instagram and adore your blog. So glad you are joining in on #fmsphotoaday. I had not heard of #mycreativespace might be just the thing I need to get my sewjo flowing, thanks for the prompt
Kris x

Maxabella said...

I love your creative space - it's so you!!

Tomorrow is 'lists'... will be interesting. I can show my 'to don't' list!? x

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Steph said...

Yay for "play alongs"! With a brand new i-phone 5 in my clutches (my very first i-phone) I have to admit I am an instagram addict!! Loving being able to connect with lovely souls like you when turning on the computer and blog hopping is just not happening. I will have to check out Fat Mum Slim's one too!!! Such fun.
Wishing you a beautiful day of cups of tea, pottering in your newly decorated bedroom and instagramming ;) Steph :) x
(from mon petit poppet...I've moved my blog!! Weeeeeee!)

Resin Angels said...

I love the photo a day challenges, great way to get the creative juices flowing if you're feeling a little stumped. I also love meeting all the other participants and see what angel they take with the daily subjects. Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed by them if I have a lot of other things on.

A little bit Country said...

Thanks for your great post - it has prompted me to join in the photo a day challenge - fun!