I know, I know, I know - I'm a fraud. Where the hell are the abundance of projects you may have become accustomed to? Well, they are piled up waiting to be photographed. My excuse is that I hate winter with a passion. With only 6 hours of decent light a day (4, if I am perfectly honest), its hard to fit the time in to photograph them during these days when all I want to do is vegetate. However, I have planned some time tomorrow to photograph some lovely layouts that I made in OCTOBER for you to have a goosy gander at.
I'm not sure if I feel that guilty about the lack of constant crafting, to be honest. But I aim to get as much done as I can this month as my mojo has sensationally re-appeared! Up until now, my life has been intense , especially over last few months. Honestly, I thought I was going to choke from it all. From concentrating on losing weight for starters - I'm only half way there but by god, I can see a marked difference (October to December of being carb free)
Wow, that picture of me on the left is DEPRESSING.
And then I started a time-chomping diploma in Fashion Design
with the addition of concentrating on new ventures and getting to grips with time management - a major headache for me, as a homeworker.... you know, where does work stop and home life start etc etc It's horrific.
If I managed to allow myself time to think about it properly, Id say bugger it all and go and work on the check outs at Sainsbury's (let me tell you, I'd love that kind of job - scanning, chatting and packing bags properly - ie Bread at the top of the bag, tins at the bottom....you know?). But you have to work where you heart is, don't you? For me that's computerised work in design and photography, making things, creating things, inventing things in your head, organising, list making, checking stuff off the list (my fave part of my day to day life!). I'm a fiddler and a doodler. I'm always thinking of ways to improve my personal development and when I'm not working, I'm researching and finding inspiration. I think its why I don't get a good nights sleep.....my head is constantly whizzing and whirring. But its not a complaint, its just how I function.
Ive been making new additions to my blog tonight - check the top left of the page. Ive started a 365 challenge of taking pics of me in my 40th year. Enjoying the thinner me and riding through the monthly stress of keeping my roots in check! Its for fun and I'm not sure if I will manage a piccy a day but still. We shall see.
Earlier today, though, we went to Southport to blow off all the stink of cabin fever. Its been a mild few days after the snow all melted away but when we got there, the wind was blowing off Snowdonia and it was bloody freezing. Ellie was frozen to the core (here she is trying to keep warm with a mc-heart attacks 6 nugget treat). It was good to get her out as she has been housebound since she broke up from school. Poor kid, my heart aches for her so so much.
Before we set sail home, I nipped into Dunhelm Mills to look for Cerise and Teal bedding for Ellies bedroom. Pooey! Not one item suitable in that colour range but I did swipe these little lovelies for the house so all was not lost.
Frames reduce from £6 to £3 each ........ luscious
And a new sewing box with drawers and pully-outty bits. Ive got some curtains to whip up this week and I am in need of a more organisational set up.
Here endeth day two of 2011.