I think one of the most amazing things is that it's such a positive thing to do, the comments you receive are so encouraging and helpful. The world we seem to live in, as the media reports it, can appear a depressing place, especially if you have small children. I do worry sometimes about what sort of a place we've brought them into and what the future holds. However I am a positive person who deep down has always believed in the good of people and I think blogging has sort of proven that. The generosity of fellow bloggers towards each other and the way in which people care about each other makes me feel optimistic towards the future.
The other great thing about blogs is that it's reawakened my creative spirit which has been hiding behind sleepless nights, nappies and housework for too long. Reading about other peoples lives and how they fit it all in has inspired me to get creating again. So with this in mind I made this...........................
With a bit of jigging about with the lining it all went together pretty well, another bag to add to my collection!
This was a project from a book many others have recommended, there are loads of things to make and thankfully most are quite straightforward. For some reason I don't seem able tio follow written instructions very well, and I always seem to pick a bad moment to start making things. I tell myself it'll only take 1/2 an hour, I'll squeeze it in before bathtime whilst the kids play, knowing full well it's a 2 hour project and I'll just HAVE to finish it, which ends in my screeching at the children and turning into the wicked crafting witch. Am I the only one?
Another book I must recommend is this, it's great for novice embroiderers like me, very simple and easy to follow.
I can't wait to start on some projects out of this one.
Here's hoping for a sunny bank holiday weekend!