When I decided to start blogging only a couple of months ago I wondered who would would ever read what I had to say, especially in the beginning. I read an article or two that said the time of people leaving comments had passed, due to the abundance of blogs today. So every time someone comments on a post I'm filled with excitement and joy! I love to hear about others lives too. If something I write helps someone clarify something in their mind then I'm so pleased to have been able to be a voice in their process, no matter how small a voice it may have been.
One of my very favorite blogs is here.... Down to Earth. Rhonda is an inspirational Super Granny! I love her calm, sensible voice of reason.
I'm going to be honest, I'm really struggling with motivation at the moment. I don't know exactly what it is. Its summer, so in the high 30's to mid 40's degrees here and the beginning of school and Kindy has gone back and Angus has started for 2.5 days a week. For the first time in years I actually have some time to myself, Grant is home for dinner now from the shop 6 out of the 7 nights of the week and finally he is working a pretty standard working week. Here is where Grant spends his days, our little country General Store and Post office......
So for 2.5 days a week while the big boys are off at school and Kindy its just me and this little guy....
I feel like I should be filled with energy and motivation! That I should be cranking through my jobs and doing the things on my "one day when I have time" list. (we all have one of them right?!) Because truth be told I actually have time!! But all I want to do with it is lay here.................
Yep, I have the time I have been dreaming of and all I want to do is sleep. For a week, maby two?! I'm a little concerned poor old Grant thinks I have turned into a sloth.....He made me go for a walk with the dog last night in the aim to help me get my sleeping patterns into some kind of normal. I have been rejoicing a little too much in afternoon naps and then up half the night not being able to sleep. Grant in his gentle manner is giving me a kick up the bum. I'm trying to embrace this time of rest, I'm sure my motivation and drive will come back.
But I did finish "Holly", I'm really pleased with how she came out.
My sewing skills have improved so much and I'm really proud to be making my own patterns and designs to be creating truly original dolls. I also have a few more orders to get stuck into. I'm hoping to get a cuddle doll done this week too. I remember when I first saw Waldorf dolls. I instantly fell in love with them. I never thought I would be able to make one but over time, with practice and little steps I'm creating dolls I'm pretty proud of. I still see things to improve on but I think we are always our own worst critics. Sometimes I think doll making is a bit "un-cool" But I just love it. People look at me oddly when I say I make dolls. Granny's love it, and crafty people do too, but some times others look at me like I'm a little strange. But that's OK. I always joke I'm a Granny at heart. Sometimes I feel its the generation I 'fit' better with but I think 'fitting in' is over rated anyway. I'm not sure I actually know anyone who feels like they 'fit' in. Its a strange concept really.
Anyway, that's enough of me rambling for the day, Happy Wednesday! <3