I've had an epiphany of sorts. I'm sick of talking about my myself. Sick of it.
These posts this year have pretty much revolved around what I've made with a smattering of Lala being gorgeous (and she is a constant source of smiles).
But truly there has been so much else going on behind the scenes. Crafting has been a wonderful coping mechanism for me, but I've lost my creativity and it feels like I'm going through the motions, so I'm taking a break from recording it.
I might post some pictures of Christmas gifts and such, but I might not.
I will be spending some quality time at a whole bunch of favourite blogs I feel I've lost touch with.
I will be spending more time with my family, and being still and quiet and observing the world around me, because that's where my creative flow lies.
I will be thinking about more tutorials I can write up and share with you.
I have a couple of ideas for things to do in the New Year - so feedback please:
What about a scrap bag swap?
This is the tip of my scrapbag iceberg, believe me. What I was thinking was we could all make a cute drawstring bag - maybe restrict the size to an A4 track and trace bag to make it an affordable little swap and stuff it with cute offcuts and send it to someone?
I could think up a couple of tutorials around what to do with the scraps as well, and maybe you could think of some too - a pincushion for your wrist? That sort of thing.
Wardrobe Wednesday.....at The Wardrobe or at Sailor Spy?
I really like Clare's intentions for Wardrobe Wednesday - to give each of us inspiration and encouragement to 'take a bit more time on our outfits to feel good about ourselves as busy mums'. I've asked Clare and she is agreeable to letting me take this on.
I'm always inspired by what other people wear and how they put their outfits together. I'm personally very keen to take up the slow fashion movement banner in New Zealand - that is to approach fashion in a more sustainable manner and for a bit of fun, maybe we could work in a theme here and there. Although I want it to be easy and inclusive for everyone (not work) - maybe each week you could make a suggestion as to theme and I'll use random.org to pick one. These could be quite general e.g. yellow or specific e.g. underwear as outerwear (but please don't suggest that).
I guess the idea with a theme is to shake things up and bit and encourage me to use my whole wardrobe, rather than just reaching for the same 20% that gets 80% of the wear. You could do the theme or not, up to you.
What do you think? Scrap bag swap? Wardrobe Wednesday's here? To start late January??
Meantime Merry Christmas to you all. Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments, and if I didn't reply - I am sorry.
I'll be back around mid January all refreshed and revived and ready to share and inspire.
Hope all is well in your world.