tap, tap, tap ... hello? Is anybody there?
Geez, it's been so long since I was here I feel like I forgot how to do this! Apologies for my too-long absence. I've written two posts over the last little while explaining why I'm not around as much as I used to, but both turned into ramblings that bored me to tears.
The Coles Notes version is that I'm not a stay-at-home mum anymore. After 12 wonderful years being home with my daughters, I went back to work full-time, over a year ago in fact, and ... well ... time is no longer a luxury for me. It's also not that easy for me to find a creative spark when I do have a few minutes to myself. And my sewing room is still a ridiculous gong show. It's hard to find anything, I can't see my fabric (easily) ... ugh. Not good. I have some storage furniture on order so that should help. The house is slowly coming together. I promise I will show you when I'm proud of it. Okay?
But I miss you. I miss being here. I miss making things. But going back to the working world has been very good for me. One can get too used to life in pajamas, I found out. ;) Nothing like a professional wardrobe to make one feel human again. But that's all I want to say about that ... except that for those of you who are curious, my job title is Technical Writer - much the same as it was before I was a mom.
So! I've been on holidays this week and finally found some solid time yesterday to just plan, paw fabric, cut, sew ... and MAKE!
Oh, before I go on, I joined Instagram last month. I've posted a few little things over there under prettybyhand if you're interested. :)
Yesterday I made a Tilda bag (see Instagram) and this sweetest little pink pincushion. Honestly, if I was a colour, I'd be this ... Laura Ashley "Rose" from the 80s. It's a diminutive 3" x 1" and stuffed with crushed walnut shells. I don't really need another pincushion, but I do need to make things so I'm starting with small, quick projects to get back into the groove.
What are you guys up to? Do tell. I could use some inspiration. :)
I got the pins here!