Saturday, 26 April 2008

Spring has Sprung

There is nothing like spring to give one a new lease of life.

Having just recovered from horrid baby feeding related illness and frankly never ever feeling as poorly as that in my life I feel as if I am waking up to a lovely fresh sunny sparkly world…with a very dusty house! Am full of vim and vigour and ready to tackle cleaning out the cupboards, digging the garden, painting the house, growing our vegetables, knitting, baking, finishing those graphics jobs, making all the antenatal babies birthday gifts, keeping on top of email correspondence, designing the much talked about extension, running my own business and of course updating my blog regularly with fascinating prose and yummy imagery all whilst looking after Matilda, Joe and our little nest, making sure all are happy, well fed, clean, entertained and content. I actually cannot see how I will fail.

I am not quite sure what has put such a spring in my step. Whether it really is the fields full of lovely lamblies or if in some wierd way my mind cannot let me body rest and is determined to make up for it now.

Hope I can keep up! Might just pop the kettle on and think on it some more….

Happy tulip arranging!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Jolie Heaven

Having finally got round to picking up the copy of Country Homes & Interiors that my lovely cousin sent over last week. I discovered the oh so important article on the delightful Jolie.

Jolie is the yummiest yarn shop ever run by
Dany & Linda. I want to move in! Looking at all the gorgeousness actually makes me feel like I may be in heaven. Well done ladies. Am thoroughly inspired. And big thank you cousin Sue!

Monday, 14 April 2008

where do the days go?

i actually have no idea what i did with my time before matilda came into our lives! tilly is almost one whole year old and i have no idea where that time has gone. i am pretty sure that i must have sat around a lot. although all that sitting around was spent wisely (knitting, designing and taking tea) i do feel a certain smugness now that i can juggle baby, washing, cooking and still present a yummy afternoon tea (admittedly not so much home baked as in days gone by but sponsored by the coop who do a jolly good lemon cup cake.)

since a tiny girl all i ever wanted to do was be a mummy and run a house and even though my days are filled with care giving and housewifery i have to confess to missing a little something. there are moments of the day - usually when miss tilly has worked herself into raisin and rice cake frenzy only to pass out in her pram - that i feel a huge urge to make. anything. anything at all. ceramics, paper, yarn, digital, textiles. anything. i am filled with a tremendous desire to create. so i arrange my environment (let moose out, do the dishes, put a load of washing on, make a milky coffee) sit down ready for urge to manifest itself as something gorgeous only for it to frankly disappoint me!

this in itself is nothing new. i have always preferred what soandso has made to my own efforts and that s okay. but that s not so much the disappointing never gets a chance to properly disappoint because it never gets finished!

so with that in mind from now on i am making a conscious effort to finish what i start!

my best waste of time