It's been a little quiet here on the blog lately, I can't believe how fast time flies by. It's been a bit hectic here in the past month and my blogging seemed to fall a little by the way side. I have missed it but sometimes it is good to have a break, isn't? In between the busyness that is life, I have rearranged a few things at Dolly Henry, which included condensing my two etsy stores, into one. My store now consists of my own Dolly Henry label items, which are pieces I design and make here in the studio and a gorgeous fabric collection, for the creatively inspired.
I recently pulled out some of my handmade pieces, to take stock of what I do and don't have. I wish I could share the feel of fabric, careful stitches and beautiful finishes online, in the same way the products look when I hold them in my hands. I've popped a couple of new things in the store, which includes the delightful Matilda Buttons, Owl's sister who dropped in for a visit before she made it to the Dolly Henry store shelves. She, Owl and Hazel all enjoyed a spot of crafting and tea while she was here. You can see some of their adventures on Instagram.
I was also really excited to release a couple of ladies dresses this month - it's one of those things I have been talking and thinking about doing for years so to finally make it a reality was great! I feel a little rusty in all honesty, having not written for awhile so I thought I'd make up for it with some glimpses of my little sewing room/studio. It's a humble but functional abode and I wanted to share a bit of behind the scenes, letting you into a bit of my every day. I think it's really important to share the process and story of handmade items, it's kind of easy to forget how different the makings of handmade pieces are to factory made items.
Something I am learning is that it takes a lot of courage to be yourself, creatively. By stepping out and creating your own thing, you are side stepping the safety net that is being just like everyone else, which has the risk factor of 'maybe people won't like it' By the same token, if you dare to be you and dare to be different, you are adding individuality and variety to the world, and you will stand out in the sea of sameness...food for thought anyway!
So what's happening here and now this month?
Loving // The cool nights once the summer sun has gone to bed...heat relief!
Eating // Light and refreshing salad wraps
Drinking // Lots of water!
Feeling // A little bit rusty with my blog writing
Making // A few end of year Christmas gifts AND starting on my first ever pattern!!
Wearing // Cotton dresses
Thinking // That I hope this blog post isn't too boring..
Dreaming // Of rain for the dry, dry ground
What is happening in your Here & Now?
Here & Now is inspired by Sarah of the Say! Little Hen blog. Join in with your blog! Share your Here & Now link over on Sarah's blog :-) Sarah has also introduced an INSTAGRAM Here & Now Link up this month for those who prefer it!