I'm Megan! Tea-drinker-in-chief at Dolly Henry! Here on my blog, I share my adventures as a seamstress, designer and life as a creative. I sell my sewing patterns on Etsy and my handmade collection at the markets! I hope you enjoy reading and please do pop by the contact page and introduce yourself, share your blog or your favourite cake recipe! The kettle is on!


Summer Marches On

It was interesting when I posted about my thoughts on a social media detox. I was a little hesitant to publish something that really is very much a personal opinion but I was surprised with the number of people who it resonated with.

I know I said that I couldn't take a good week or so break from it all due to having an online business, but a week or two ago I was feeling so scatter brained and a bit under the pressure of it all, that I made a spontaneous decision to have some time off. The realization hit me that I hadn't had proper time off for months.The minute I made the decision to turn off for a week or so, I felt like a weight was lifted off me and instantly calmer. I un-installed the social media apps off my phone because I knew I'd end up taking a peek otherwise and let my iPad run flat (not on purpose)

I am learning to recognize the signs that I need to slow down and chill out faster, and getting a bit more balance in between life online and life offline is a scale I have to keep adjusting. Summer has been so hot this year, I haven't fit in as much creating as I normally would have liked.

Still, summer has it's delights, like frozen mango softened and then blitzed a little with the blender to make a quick, delicious snack that cools one down instantly. The sticky, sweet mango I picked from our own trees here on the farm. Cups of tea, if had at all, are drunk only in the early and late hours of the day.

I got over my completely ridiculous creative block of sewing my own clothing and drafted up (and made with almost no unpicking!) a floral pinafore the other day for the fun of it ~ it's been worn three times already so I think that's what I'd call a success!

I had a fun time in the golden hours of the evening, in the paddock playing with the sweet calves and getting over my phobia-like fear of the camera with my sister in an impulsive photo session. Oddly enough, it must have been relaxing because I had headed up the hill with a bit of a sore throat and the sniffles, and by the time we returned, I was feeling a good deal chirpier.

Now I'm back, feeling refreshed, full of new ideas after a short break from the buzz of the online world and very much looking forward to Autumn - if only the weather will catch up with it's seasonal title and grace us with the soothing cool winds of change.

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