Tuesday, 26 April 2016
I felt really inspired to do this creative exercise by Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost. Bonnie's letter to her past herself, of things she wished she had known when she was starting out was great to read, and prompted me to write my own version. I've found it a great reflective exercise, a reminder to myself that most of us have very similar struggles and experiences, yet at the same time, quite individual journeys. We all start at different ages, for different reasons, live in different places, have different families and different opportunities available to us.
The biggest thing I can take out of my own journey, is that everything works out in the end, to always follow your yellow brick road - and following it doesn't always mean you end up in Emerald City without a hitch or witch along the way.
Friday, 22 April 2016
A few people in the crafty community seemed to have been under the weather lately, and I've not been immune to a dose of 'under the weather-itis' myself. I'm not sure what brought on everybody else's ills but mine has been mainly due to stress. It's been a whirlwind of a year and juggling a new little business all by myself has been a challenge. I have loved being part of the crafty community, which has welcomed me with open arms and met some amazing, amazing ladies. Thank goodness for the internet because home based business and sharing the passion of sewing would have me well, a bit isolated and not sharing the passion of sewing because I just don't know anyone nearby who will revel in the delights of fabric, seams and bobbins with me.