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ok so i told you i am an aspie girl which is COOL means i’m just wired differently. What you prioritise as “normal” to me is a small detail in life. how do i define it? who the computer literate i say they are the windows to my Apple mac system, to the young or non computer literate i say it means you’e on this side of the window and me the other so i look in through the window watching you with out thinking how can i change me to fit in with your lives… well not anymore i spent many years trying to fit this round peg in a square hole, as i’ve become more self aware i am VERY aware i think differently and differnet is NOT bad, just means i have to have strategies in pace to help me deal more efficiently in life. the methods that once worked no longer do so need tweaking every now and then and as i recognise an issue it seems to applify and while i address it another 3 may pop up and overwhelm me causing a shut down  where i need to sleep to process it all. I also have silent meltdowns where i shut down whilst awake. those seem like im ignoring people but actually im not in my head i’ve”spaced out” for a bit to help my brain process all the information fed in all at once… as i put it in terms its like a filter is missing most people can filter noises out the little back ground noises but for me those are the loudest.. the tapping of a pen on a surface a heater clicking a swooshing of a dishwasher a flickering light, a movement in my peripheral vision, a smell that wafts by, a weird taste that appears in my mouth will all distract me from a conversation that i am having so i have to ask the person to repeat what was said or guess and hope i give the right response i dont mean to be rude but my brain cant focus on all the noise, smells, visual interruptions.

i call myself a recluse and an introvert because to see people is expending energy and sometimes (a lot of the time) i dont hve the energy to expend. again i dont mean to be rude its just if its a choice of calm and happy or stressed anxious and having to stim to survive i chose calm and happy. This is also one of the reasons i cant work as a normal person would iget stressed too asily if i get it wrong.

i am also inconsistant in a work place i am efficient at teh job for a week or two but then i forget little jobs and that leads to forgetting the more vital jobs. so what would take me a day to complete would take less time and id be confused coz i knew i was missing stuff but couldnt remember what.

Socially i am a lovely friendly chatty person and bubbly and confident (said by many friends) but actually what i find is i am like that one to one but with more people added in more social expectations are more adn i cant cope so i sit quietly and just watch till i am addressed. i dont mean to look antisocial but i lost  track of the conversation about 4 subjects ago and am now thinking about how pretty the fabric is or a colour that would match that top or how would i replicate the top. I am very knowledgeable in the areas i have an interest in Crystals, craft and can recall certain information that keeps me from looking a complete dunce. but actually a lot of information is a mimic from hearing others.  this is often how asperger girls get through life undetected they copy others so they fit in more efficiently they arent learning but more survivng and drowning in the stress of it all the stress of making friends and trying to be like everyone else so they dont look like the weirdo and avoided. The one that is left out or forgotten, they often end up that way though and it starts younger than you think, girls are often noticeably different from their class mates as young as 6/7 and feel the stress of being different at that age leading to depression from a young age through bullying and loneliness, most consider suicide an option as they wouldnt feel so disconnected from the world then. how do i know?

Coz i have been there i would say i knew i was different from about age 9 when my interests in my little pony were still there and my peers were into bands and make up, i preferred playing in a tent with my dolls and being a kid my peers called me a freak and weirdo. when i was 11 i was made to stand in front of my R.E class and talk about spiritualism as i was a a spiritualist i had chosen that path at age 6 because i knew i would not like Christianity and being preached at. this began a spiral into bullying i was known for talking to the dead and a witch and ridiculed for it, so on top of not having good grades in school coz of noises distracting my brain and people outside walking past window taking my interest i was frequently isolated at breaks due to the bullying issue the schools reaction when i said i had an issue was to make me sit in a room near the nurses office and rejoin at lessons. way to make an already isolated kid more isolated, after the person supervising me left permanently i was allowed back to join in but by then i hated the idea so i lived in the library not necessarily reading but putting books back in the right places it wasnt a job but i helped out coz it helped me gain some sense of dignity and feel useful. i never had a melt down where people saw not even my parents. when i thought i had a boyfriend who accepted me he hadnt he had found a vulnerable teen girl with no esteem or confidence who he could manipulate and make dance to his tune. This was my first physical & emotional abuser. he who pressured me so much to bend to his whim by making me feel like he had my back and would protect me i truly thought myself in love but i thinki was in love with the thought of being in love. he in turn pushed and pushed and pushed till i gave in and he claimed my innocence hard and fast damaging me mentally and emotionally he left me feeling obliged to continue as i had done it once and if i REALLY loved him i wouldnt deny him would i… it took me years to realise this was rape not consensual and do i feel anger to him? no not any more why not coz he was the 1st lesson in my life that showed me that i cant control how others react to me. not saying he wasnt a mean nasty piece of work as i know he is but i hold no resent and forgave him many years ago on my path to find myself. i have met many dominating people in my life and being of loving mind i find they draft in and out and now i have found myself and accept myself i am aware of them and they dont stay in my life for long before they flow out again… i am a mirror of how people are to me i reflect only positive to myself and reflect what others send to me back, its a fantastic little bubble to live in i have very few negative people in my life and the few that are still there is because i feel there is a need to remind myself what i dont wish to be again. i have been there i have had to ear the t-shirt and i decided not to wear it again. i suffer constant pin but i dont use pain medication to control it i address it in my body using several methods like EFT and louise hays book you can heal your life that has helped me address a lot of the emotional traumas i have suffered in the past.

i still suffer from anxiety but not so much depression which is great. i have low times that last no longer than a week i have made friend on facebook who are accepting and supportive and its made life a lot better i have even met afew of them. i also have a dear friend that i met off netmoms and have stayed friends since even when i moved she still makes the effort to come see me. i am aslo still very close to my parents and see them often and am close to my niece  & my nephew is a typical boy but he still loves me even tho we dont talk. my sister dosnt try to pretend she likes me which is fine i adjusted from adoring my older sister to knowing she ignored me. dont get me wrong it took me a great many years to realise it wasnt my fault she hated me it was just her.

Over my 35 yrs i have met many people, had people drift in and out. each a lesson to be taught or learnt from. i watch and wait in hope that they learn from it themselves some dont some do. i like helping people and if i can do it without upsetting them then yay me! haha

life isnt easy by any means i still feel like an outsider looking in at things im missing but i realise now that im not missing out but they are. im me, im unique and im a special type of human being that deserves to be loved all the more. As for love life?  when the time is right it will happen. i am using the alone time to accept who i am and accept that the bad things in the past werent my fault they are not controllable y me and there for i have no reason to feel the guilt that has weighed on my shoulders for the past 2 decades. so with this post of disconnected glimpses in to my past i let go of my last shreds of self guilt and accept that i was a child and couldnt have stopped the bad things happening even if i had tried.

*you are free younger me let your wings free and fly into the positive of the now x*

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DeAngel

Aka Silver

motivation or lack of…

after starting the year full of motivation and determination, i started sorting the house out and decluttering (huge task for me) the craft area was the main focus coz it was the source of annoyance in my aspie brain. after working hard to move it and sort it i got 2/3rds through and motivation left on a trip never to return so we turned to do kitchen and my bedroom all part sorted and yet not finished… so exasperating… i did so well and started with good intentions… even started to leave reminders to eat and drink (aspie brain forgets simple daily living things). but agin it all fell through i had plans to do so much more than i am actually doing. i will admit that the flu combined with infection knocked me for six and took a lot longer than i expected to recover… but that was 3 weeks ago and i still look at everything thats half finished and sigh at it wishing i had someone to come in organise and sort it in to a logical sense for me, but alas not even mom will do it for me.

i really want to decorate rooms and yet till they are sorted there is not chance of any help then mom is pushing me to decorate monkeys room as its supposedly easiest. the face hers is in LEAST need of it makes me not happy about it… casuing even lack of motivation 😦

then on top of that the doc pointed out that i need to lose weight (well DUH!!!) i said i am doing exercise when i can making myself go up and down the stairs every few hours and getting up and moving around more than i used to. His response was its not the exercise that loses you the weight you need to diet! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA If you say so Diets are fads and last 12 weeks… i am in the process of trying to do a lifestyle change and told him so. he said well then its a portion issue i laughed at him again and said not quite mate its more a case of my body is in starvation mode due to FORGETING to eat and drink due to aspie brain i can go from evening meal at 6pm till 2pm without actually eating anything even snacks coz im to involved in what i am doing to eat. i also have tried reminders stuck around and alarms but i have a habit of thinking i’ll do it in a minute, im in the middle of this and i gotta finish it before i lose motivation which often happens. He just went on to a blank stare, nothing he can say to some one who has tried many avenues to remember to eat i can eat properly for a few weeks and then miss one and then its a slippery steep slope that means i miss breakfast and often lunch i eat an evening meal coz i cook for monkey. without her here i would probably miss that and sudden realise at 11pm ive not eaten (done that a fair few times in the past).  Its an on going struggle for me.

on a positive note i have started and completed a craft tote bag took me a while to make due to sourcing bits but its done and im proud of it… not the best photo as i hadnt done the last part when i took the picture but hey ho…

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I also have had a change in myself, if i venture to a hair dressers then a drastic change is occurring inside and as i needed to sort mop out i have had a fab change in completely changing my style…

 

Also i have made the resolve to start charging for my tarot/clairvoyant readings. i just need to get motivated to make a site so i can promote it.

i dont often talk about being an aspie (aspergers) but it does affect me daily and affects people around me in the aspects of how i forget simple things like offering drinks or i may come across as abrupt i spend much of the time b4 answering trying to work out how to word an answer in my head before voicing it. i struggle in crowds and rely heavily on my mom to keep me grounded she is the true meaning of my rock, she keeps me from being overwhelmed by the noise and vision over simulations… others offer to try and be there but i am often afraid to let them into my world as in the past its been thrown at me or used against me in some way.  i spend nights over thinking and trying to play a scene out in my head before it happens to steady the anxiety, i used let go and calm down bach flower remedies for days before something planned too.

think thats enough insight into my bubble for today as i dont want to open too much and shrink back in to my shell… small steps. plus you probably had trouble following my thoughts as they jup about and although i reigned them in in this i know i went away from where i started haha… never mind

 

Ok! I admit it…

I fell off the blogging wagon, half the time, it’s because i haven’t clue what to write. I luckily know that only my mate Keiran and besty Lee, read this so i guess it doesn’t matter…

So i shall tell you both that i have been a busy bee on top of being out of action with back going me AGAIN *sighs*… Busy doing what you lazy slob 😉 I hear you cry! bahahaaa

well actually I am in the process of trying to be a better me by organising myself in EVERY aspect of my bubble… So today I sat and printed out LOADS of organising sheets from different blogs I had found on pinterest (see my folder if your interested).

Anyhooo the sheets are cleaning, goal setting, Food/meal planning and finances, I thought its best to start with what i thought was relatively EASY…

Finances, i have no debts so score one for the fairy lady woohooo,

savings yep thanks coz im saving to come and see two of my besties in may half term eeeeee excited muchly… See easy peasy so far…

Weekly/monthly incomings again easy…

Weekly/monthly outgoings I referred to my online banking for dates and amounts again EASY!!! So there I am sat basking in a lil glow of achievement then i realise actually few more “normal”expenditures need to be included, like school dinners and fuel for mom and charities and …. ok definitely all on there, Bargain i did well there…

HOLD up i should have spare pennies (aka POUNDS) in bank a month! Where on earth did that go! with those spare pennies i should be able pay the holiday in one shot! Then i remember popping out with besty shelby to costa and home bargains and b&m and i always spend money in them oh and the food shopping has been more than normal (by £20+ a week) coz of the treaty bits and extras i put in coz its christmas and the moneys in there…. oh and then there was that amazon order i did and the ebay bargain i couldn’t miss and the fabric on offer  and the….. ok you get the idea

I realised that i have turned into a consumer 😮 of the frivolous type and although there isn’t an issue per say it just a slow dawning of realisation over the fact there is loads of stuff i want to buy furniture wise and i seem to be always taking a bit here n there from the different savings accounts to just get this or that. I’m not making my money last like one should hahaa… So in order to Be the Better ME i have called in the reinforcements AKA mom to help me create a logical spreadsheet for me to document ingoings and out goings so i can keep track and put money away as of feb for the better me project!

so after the dawning of the slap head moment i have decided to get down to business with my bad self and try and reign in the spending… its ok for me to enjoy the money and have fun but without spending it ALL because i can hahaa when i realised after paying for the bills etc how much i had free i realised that i had never really seen a large figure (other than my body) sat in my bank other than when i was paying for a holiday or something super expensive like moving… what would it feel like to watch it grow monthly… would it feel like the excitement of watching the bump grow when you were pregnant? how would it feel to walk into a shop n say hey id like that bed there and the wardrobe and matching drawers and i’ll pay now not in installments! would it feel the same if i had millions oooo

so coming on to the next part…

My Ideals board… what would i do if i had £40,000,392 in the bank…

what type of home would i own if money was not an obstacle

what would i be doing where would be my drem holiday? WAIT not DREAM! IDEAL Holiday

after all if you manifest the ideals and LIVE them it will come to you will it not?

so i am also setting goals and projects and for the fidrst time WRITING them all down as i think of them so my poor brain doesnt have to contend with the catrillions of ideas n thoughts it processes daily… blogging regularly is also on the list maybe next time i will actually include some of the ideas n plans to show you…

 

colouring….

well i have been super quiet simply coz i couldnt think of anything to blog i struggle when low to find positive stuff to blog.  i dont really do much but read or “zone out” so i didnt see the point to blogging about how i felt  as its negative and i dont wish that negativity on anyone else. i seem to be picking up at the moment, i think i was just having a low patch and felt lonely… nothing new when u have aspergers and feel detached from the world…

what i have been finding tho is that i have been watching certain craters on periscope and on facebook group kit & clowder these ladies are super inspirational and have managed to bring a smile to my face… i LOVE watching MakeItCrafty’s Zoe colouring and chatting away on periscope a sincerely wonderful artist!  i also pay for the monthly create and learn lessons with Kit & clowder. Alyce (pronounced Aleece) talks u through the different stages and also provides a handbook for you to follow as well as video u can watch online or download to what ever you watch it on… so i am slowly making my way throu the halloween lesson but even though its now too late its a great lesson on shining light reflections…

Mom also has asked for some toppers so i did a few stamps so that i could colour them up but only managed to colour one so far due to pain from arthritis in hand n back… not having much luck so far…

In 2days tie i will have lived in my house 6months it has gone by very quick, cant wait to get our christmas decs up so its rich with colour and festive joy 😀 my decs go up super early as in the remembrance day service finishes and up the decs go same day 😀 yes its early but we OVE the build up and the colours and fun and inspirations. do we care that others complain its too late? NO why? coz its our home and our lil tradition we are a NON religious household and dont believe in the 12days b4 christmas “rule”. Christmas spirit is in our home all yr round and we often watch a christmas movie or listen to christmas music during the year 9 at the request of monkey… so our decs go up sunday! we are in the middle of making a snowman wreath and shall be making a few decs simply coz we have 3 trees to decorate this year 🙂

hopefully i shall start including some pictures in the next post to show u what progress we are making.

have a fab start to november 😀

my journal pages so far…

i decided i should try journaling (again) and i have been struggling badly so i did my usual “search pinterest” and found that there was loads of ideas. Decorating pages are one of the MANY ideas.

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also i compiled a list of prompts to help i originally jotted down 100 but i have shortened it down to the ones i am likely to use…

  1. what make you… YOU!]
  2. what makes you laugh/cry, happy/sad
  3. your goals/wants/needs
  4. describe your surroundings
  5. tell as story about your family
  6. most people don’t know this but….
  7. your favourite things
  8. photo log pages of special occasions/moments
  9. use quotes
  10. use letters of the names to describe character
  11. use bullet points instead of  sentences
  12. fill in the blanks (if i were a superhero i would….)
  13. use the journal prompts
  14. place descriptive word strips/add pockets/inserts
  15. record funny moments conversations
  16. guest journalling… (get someone else to do your journal page for you)
  17. stamp/ink backgrounds
  18. what’s in my head?
  19. doodles
  20.  write a list of wishes
  21. tapping prompts (eft)
  22. crystals and what they do
  23. grateful for…
  24. self portrait and description of yourself by yourself and someone else
  25. draw your family tree and list and abbreviation you use like mom – angie
  26. meditations/affirmations
  27. spiritual outlook
  28. lists of achievements, books read,etc…
  29. craft ideas
  30. colours
  31. makes, progress and photos of them
  32. write a greeting statement and plan of use
  33. summary of current situation (home, job, friends, family, life)
  34. feelings and experiences
  35. to do list
  36. experiments
  37. a-z things you want do do and inspir you
  38. fun words
  39. to try lists
  40. memories
  41. best/worst decision you have ever made
  42. first list – first kiss, job, teacher, first concert….
  43. talents and strengths
  44. rainy day ides
  45. should do but dont wannas (chores, see people…)
  46. someone i admire and why
  47. ways to relax
  48. things i find beautiful]in your bag list
  49. proud of list
  50. favourite websites
  51. life questions
  52. feas/worries
  53. looking forward to…
  54. reminds you of home
  55. list of unusual things
  56. list of what you cant survive without
  57. jokes
  58. if i were a zillionaire
  59. pet peeves
  60. things to do when bored/sad
  61. best part of the day
  62. favourite digis/colours/blends
  63. how to be happy
  64. why you love each season
  65. random facts about me 10-100
  66. creativity – things that inspire you to keep creative
  67. dream home
  68. how you would better your life
  69. list of ideas to do with monkey and mom
  70. favourite things in nature
  71. manifest
  72. love to touch/sensory
  73. dreams and hopes
  74. random thoughts
  75. house rules/dos and donts

my journal has nothing in there yet but thats coz i am unsure where to begin do i ink more or do i writ,e if i write what do i write, who’s like to read and see it?

also i have  habit of overthinking things hahaha

I was chatting to my mate Lee (from http://pinkybellesshed.co.uk/) last night and i showed her the “new” journal i had started inking up n showed her my colourings and quotes and then where i got to on the last one which happened to be a section on “FAT” now i hate the word but it is one of the most common words used to describe a larger person (i.e. me!). She said Hey you should blog about it as a PLUS size blog… well yep i am plus sized but i have no intentions of solely focusing on that coz i have a short attention span with my add and aspergers 😀

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so anyways i thought i wud shre what i had done for the section as it helped me get it out and although i am still comfort eating i tend to be worse when its the monthly nightmare hahaa i dont really do the excessive fizzy, etc… my downfall is sweets especially choc hahaah SAW that coming didnt u 😛

I have always known i was big even when i wasnt! plenty of people point it out often from a young age… things like chunky monkey, thunder thighs and the likes…. now i have worked hard on the Louise hay “you can heal your life” (FANTASTIC book i would recommend it to anyone) on these past comments and addressed each one as it came up and let it go i know who had said what and although they deny it it doesnt matter i knew they had just coz it was said about 30yrs ago didnt make it impact any less that if they had said it 2 years ago.. In fact id say it impacts work coz you are young impressionable and learn fast that unless you are slim names will hit u from all directions… plus having aspergers means u are a literal person so it isnt a “JOKE” its a FACT to us… not fair or fun but how you see us therefore must be the truth. ANYWAYS

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Be proud of your CURVES!

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and Learn to LOVE your body in ALL its greatness!

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Now it would be easy to roll into a chat about how i got to where i am 2day but truth be known the stories arent always nice and explaining them isnt easy not coz it hurts because it doesnt any more )im very matter of fact and diengaged from them now, but who wants to read about an abusive history of rape emotional financial and physical abuse!) having aspergers makes me a lil mre vulnerable than most to the nasties of the world so its easier to leave it at that… i have had MORE than my fair share of bullies and backstabbers users and plain old nasties… Needless to say FOOD is a sensory stimultion to escape from the noise in my head and therefore i am large…

see told you it wud get messy hahahaha….

well… one day i had the URGE to write it down,
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ooo i thought to myself thems powerfu words, hmmmm whats next…. and out it flowed….

FAT is a THOUGHT not a FEELING! (we can change thoughts)

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NOW aint that the truth! the more i thought, the more it dawned on me; it was an old belief pattern that i FELT fat not that i THOUGHT that i was fat… at the age of 14 i thought i was MASSIVE but 6 yrs later i looked at an old photo and thought i was shapely yes but i was actually a stunning shape [perfect hourglass figure] long dark blonde hair… but i thought i had lost it for good so gave up on ever being like that again… so i continued to write on that page, “Not all feelings benefit you but all are valid and acceptable… It is acceptable to release the feelings safely hen not benefitting you!”

So i began to think about what FAT meant to me…

what is fat?
THe wobbly bits; double chin, tummy, thighs, arms, boobs, bum….

why do i hold on to it?

Padding-protection (emotionallly)
grounding to hold me down here so i dont float way (i “zone” out alot)
to HIDE – hide from those drawn to my light (been hurt a lot)

because i cant remember being slim only big (hmmmm perception has always been i’m bigger than my sister (whos 5yrs older than me) therefore i must be BIG)

because i dont know how to let go only how to hold on (now i STILL struggle with this concept regularly everyday without fail)

because its tactile and feels odd to touch – almost unreal

What Benefits does it give you?

hides my true for, although not a PROPER benefit, it has hidden me from the radar of many (GOOD and bad)

As there are NO defined benefits how do i see myself?

In my mind i do not see my body in the physical and do not “feel” huge, i do not really acknowledge my size except in relation to my clothes.

Looking in the mirror i someone i recognise as myself but do not see as ME. I see the roundness of the body the oversize clothes to hide the lumps and bumps. i see many faults but dismiss them as i know its not what i see with my heart, it the SOCIAL (society’s) voice speaking.

Will letting go benefit me?

Yes… it will benefit me both physically and emotionally. it will lesson the pressure on my joints and organs as well as boost my esteem (hopefully) knowing that the guilty eating and fear no longer control me!
I know it will not benefit me mentally as it is the negative thinking thaaat i need to release to improve that but one step at a time…

By letting go of the weight that”holds” me to the physical plain, i am not letting go of my hold here just the unnecessary thought patterns and unreal image of being heavy grounds you.

how can i release it?

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I dont care to be skinny or slim but i’d like to be ME & FREE!

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THINK IT OFF!

Free From guilt

– eating
– being a disappointment
– letting myself down
– letting parents down
– letting monkey down
– pain
– over self
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I am ENOUGH
I am ENOUGH
I am ENough
I REAAALLY am ENOUGH!

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That was where i ended… i am renown with those who know and love me that i dont have the best track record for keeping a routine or remembering to fill things out or do things even if it will befit me… it is not deliberate i have set alarms booked it in as appointment and all sorts but unless someone points it out to me i forget… even blogging… this is my 2nd or 3rd or 4th attempt at this hahahaa

Now i know that many of you wont have it resound in you but some may and even if my post resounds with one person and you realise you are not alone than i have given u a hand to hold and share the experience with 😀 this to me is more important than reaching the masses because no matter who you are YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND YOU ARE TRUELY LOVED RIGHT AT THIS SECOND>>> YOU ARE NEVER ALONE IN THIS JOURNEYxxxx

p.s. please forgive any shortened wording or typos… no-one is perfect 😀

so what have we been upto recently?

Ok so we have had a week and a half of the summer holidays and weather is NOT being too kind… we have had several grumpy days to match the weather which is to be expected so we kept activities to a minimum to prevent meltdowns… so as kit and clowder were holding a challenge we took part in that

alcck This one is a digi from ching-chou kuik called love in spring for the seasonal challenge, we both chose summer. She has been using Promarkers since she was about 5 and brought her own out of the pocket money she earnt and go about 30 second hand ones for xmas off my parents. so she is a little more careful in her colouring these days.

Then as i pay for the Kit and Clowder monthly classes i decided to ask monkey if she wanted to try… alk&c

This is a yampuff drawing called lost and found, we spent several hours colouring and i thought she did phenomenally…

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These are my attempts (back ground on the lost and found is still not completem due to the fact she got bored and we haven’t completed them yet.

on Wednesday my mom popped over to do some card making for xmas… it was a fun afternoon and been a long time since we all managed to craft together because monkey is usually demanding attention and help but she cracked on and made 4 cards with minimal help!!

on Thursday mom decided to take monkey to hers for a few hours to give me chance to have a break as monkey can be very intense she had a sewng esson with nanny so she was well chuffed bless her she’s making a “nest” for her baby hedwig teddy (snowy owl out of harry potter) she managed to sew a round circle with nanny n needs to stuff it ready for the next stage. While she was gone i made some progress with my new bag so i’m a happy bunny hahaaa

on Saturday my parents came over and painted my fences for me.. My Dad has a paint spray gun so takes a fraction of time and far less energy…

and that takes up to today, i took monkey for Sunday lunch, we did a small food shop and got some new tshirts for tie dying. Monkey is super excited coz we are going swimming tomorrow morning and i brought her some goggles and a nose clip so she wants to try it all out hahaha… i also brought her a new hand held bubble machine coz her big machine died so we had some fun with that earlier too… she’s in bed at last and hopefully asleep now so i finally got to print out the new digi’s i got from make it crafty while she had a 35% off sale hahaha CANT WAIT to play!

That’s pretty much us caught up till next time

take Care all 😛

Introductions to me and my lil family….

I’m Silver and i’m currently 35, i have a 7yr old daughter i call monkey (not her real name). We live in a nice 2 bed house that is in a lovely location, we spend a lot of time doing different crafts and adventures… I’m unusual in the fact that i have Aspergers and was diagnosed a yr ago but its only a small part of who i am. I have obsessions like most people with ASD. My obsessions are craft related. I love colouring and am often on Kit & Clowder Facebook page. We try lots of things out and experiment… My favourite is my fairy ink art as i can add glitter and sparkles. We like most things girly (i dont like pink), i have turned my hand to many crafts over the years but only a few have stuck… I currently sew, crochet, colour and occasionally card make, i’m a crafty bit hoarder, lol. I also enjoy taking photos and playing with colours.

Monkey is 7 and also a crafting lovely 😀 she enjoys colouring and creating. she is learning to become herself through her art…. She is doing fantastic with her digi colouring, she enjoys colouring aurora wings “sprites”, Ching-Chou Kuik’s Images and some of Jade Dragonne’s images. Monkey LOVES her dresses, so i sew her 1 or 2 when i can… She is a fantastic mathematician and avid reader.

We have regular contact with my parents, Monkey chats to g regularly and we see nanny at least once a week. Nanny is also a crafter so we chat a lot about it all ahaha

I have a (soon to be 18) niece, we see 2-3 times a year when she comes down, and a (soon to be 21) nephew, who we don’t see very often as he’s busy with life 😀 Other than that, mostly we dont see or speak to rest of family.

My friend Lee reckons i have a lot to say but we shall see… (i forget to do things!)

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