these organic flowers were so beautiful,
they will stay on my table a lot longer than most,
just what was needed,
as well as rest, recovery and recuperation,
we don't tend to be so good at that do we,
thank you to soulemama for her timely post.
I think during my cold I shook off some heavy stuff,
still shaking it off actually,
......shaking and making!
I've needed things here to be lighter, brighter, simpler......
I've needed to draw the line in the sand around me (metaphorically of course)
which says, this far and no further.
don't get me wrong, the daily things are still happening,
but with a new awareness of where the boundaries are,
and a new voice which says, this is enough.
I'm now about half way through the handmade market place.
and just letting some of the ideas settle now.
The chapter on branding has made me think,
and there is a fair bit of advice about setting up a self-employed business.
this is the first book I have read like this,
and it happened to fall into my basket after reading this post by Julia Crossland,
a self-employed artist,
here she reviews this book and several others.
I'm inside and outside,
nature and craft,
I like this combination.
my new little makes are pot-holders,
some new hooks will be found,
for there seem to be none in this house,
how have I managed?!
I will show you them hanging up and looking pretty.
here is the page which is tickling my toes in the new issue of mollie makes!
......I think I might be developing a fancy for some liberty fabric,
or perhaps these would be nice made from some vintage sheets!
I just want to share this from my walk,
the clouds were clearing here,
the sky was a pretty blue,
a lovely blue space,
in this place I love,
where do you find the space to breathe out I wonder?