Finally! After almost two years, I’m blogging again.
I stopped for the same reason lots of other people stopped blogging – Instagram! It was just so much faster and easier to post photos on IG, than to write a blog post, edit the photos, and then upload it all to my website.
But then I took some time off IG this year to focus on my family.
And realised I missed writing the bigger story, the whats, the whys and the wherefores.
I’m back on IG (and loving it), but I’ve decided to focus some time on my blog, and my crafting, and what it is that I love to do.
So like all good crafters, I made a list of what I love to do:
I love making things – all the things!
I love sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, and embroidery.
I love finding just the right pattern.
I love choosing the fabrics and yarn.
I love following the steps of a pattern and seeing it all come together.
I love finishing a project, and using it, or gifting it.
I love seeing the joy on the faces of the recipients of my makes.
I love the joy I get from making all the things.
So, I’m refocusing my time, and energy, and blog, on being a creative – a person whose job involves creative work. And that’s definitely me! Not my paid job – but my passion.
I don’t think up project ideas, or write patterns or books. I used to think that didn’t make me creative, or as good as those very talented people who can!
Then I listened to an audio book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. She said something about how you don’t have to be original, you just have to be authentic! I thought, “I can be authentic!!” I’m pretty good at being me ♥
And there is one thing I’m especially good at – give me a pattern and I can follow it and make something beautiful!
So I’m back online – on my blog – where I will be posting at least once a week.
I will be reviewing patterns I’ve used, giving tips and advice, especially about crafting on a budget, and showing you all the wonderful things there are out there to make.
I’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment telling me your favourite part of the creative process.
I hope you’ll join me on this adventure!