Does that make any sense at all?I'm not sure 'awesomeness' is an actual word.Better look that one up.
The thing is though that I feel like I am on a little bit of a roll.Very strange and totally lovely and yes...awesome.
Today was a shoot for a very fabulous magazine done at my gingerbread house.When it ended there were little mentions of other things to come so I shall hold my breath for those and cross my toes.
I also found out that Dee from the wonderful blog Sprout Style has done a little piece on me and its gorgeous.What a treat!
Wow.For the last three weeks I have had regular lovliness .Someone pick me up off the floor!!
There we go.Thats my gush for today. Hope you don't mind.I'll go back to my enormous and almost intimidating in size, ripple blanket now...........ooooooh did I tell you I started a lunchtime craft club at the boys school???? Spreading the creative lust.Starting with crochet.In the beginning it really truly is up there in frustrating teeth gritting difficulty.Top of the totem.Eight year old girls don't do frustration well I am discovering......
......and I joined twitter despite my garble about it the other day.I was bored.There were people in my house and all I had to play with was this here friend.So I signed up.Come and chat to me.I'm a newbie.
that beautiful piece above is by the very creative Ms Nathalie Lete
Towards the end of last year I was feeling a little ,well,lost I guess.Disapointed with myself on many levels.In my favourite local bookstore there was a little journal.From the Papaya group so those in the know will understand my being drawn to it.The illustrations on their products are incredible.On the cover is a pretty pink bird and the caption reads " I am a rare bird".Thats it,I thought.I am.We all are.Every single one of us.I didn't buy the book.A month later it was in the sale basket so of course it was meant to be mine.
I have not regretted it and I don't feel silly having it.Using it.Its my happy place.The place I write anything that grabs my attention,that makes me smile.The place I doodled joy as my stomach was gripped by fear while we flew to see my sister across the world.The place I go when I have had a terrible day and need to remind myself of the joy I have in my life.
On the first page is a list.I thought you might enjoy it.Write yourself a list.Its a wonderful grounder.
It is very simply titled
"The things that make me happy".
henry and his creative instinct,olivers humour and wit,cupcakes,the scent of freshly cut grass,champagne,clean sheets,a full fridge,lanterns,good coffee,strong tea in the morning,lindt balls,roast lamb, baby lettuce,Harriet(my pussycat),fresh paint,yoga,ashleigh laughing,gelato with the children after school,a really good book store,a new magazine-or two,notebooks,making lists,being in the middle of a project,knitting,smiling at strangers and perhaps a conversation,having a god daughter,kind and funny friends,mopped floors,blogland,friendships where you don't even know what the other really looks like,a glass of wine while the boys are in the bath,writing stories,painted toes ( OPI Lincoln Park After Dark),laughing so hard with someone you start snorting and your stomach hurts,stitching pearl thread into a quilt,clean hair,dough,the childrens comedy over the silliest things.....
I haven't updated it in a while and it goes in no particular order.Merely the cobweb of happy moments that make up my life.I have so many more to add.
I hope you all,we all,have a truly happy week.The suns out.And if its not,rain is an incredible thing.
Undoubtedly the most exciting things to ever been found in a Spotlight store.
I'm quite sure there was a hint of 'bunny in the headlights/sweaty top lip/shaky hand vibe ' oozing forth from me.Obviously they took it for what it was -the overwhelming need desire to buy everything before my greedy eyes mixed in with some budget restraints ripping my heart out.Lucky that or they might have arrested me for looking as though I was thinking about commiting a crime!!
Thanks lovely Jane who alerted me.I did actually get these teasers a week ago but time flies!
And do see what I had just had to get?
Snow for my Martha christmas village.The one I have been meaning to make since it came out in that christmas issue all those years ago.I have nowhere to put it but she has gone and put the goodies on a shelf in my local so she wants me to make it doesn't she?
Cath cover your ears......BRING ON CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
And Heather dear Heather.Your papercraft I have lusted after for so long and now I can use it.Yay!
The stores still have a quite good supply from what I can gather.Run people run.Leave some for me though won't you : )
Ok I have given in.Surrendered if you like.I don't twitter.Not sure how to and I'm certainly not sure what I'd say for some reason or if I have to say much at all.Everyone is doing it though.A bit like joining the iphone queue.Getting hip with the latest greatest way to get about from the comfort of your kitchen chair.Isn't Demi Moores hubby the top twitterer on the planet??
I have though,out of necessity,just joined the tumblr gang.My poor precious computer is bursting at the seams with images and folder upon folder of inspiration.Groaning.Crash day is looming so ,in an attempt to whittle away my inspirational waistline to not very much,I am uploading a visual diary over there.Actually I think its pretty fab because rather than having to post to show you a little something gorgeous, you can scroll through and view at your leisure.Download them onto your own poor groaning memory drive.I have quite possibly thousands to get through so stay with me if you can bear it and watch and wait for the eye candy files.There are some yummy yummy shots to share believe me!A little teaser is on there now.
An enormous Thank You to Angela and the amazing team that make up Living Creatively.Angela is such a supportive force and she's done it again with the new online issue.Go and check out these lovely spreads on some serious crafty goodness.Yours truly is humbly amongst them........xxxx