Well life is hard sometimes and the week before last felt like I was treading treacle and going no where fast!
But things seemed to turn a corner last weekend when I went to spend the weekend at my mums to use her oven and bakes my sisters wedding cakes , me and the boys went to stay so they could see Granny P. and Auntie M. and I could bake (and I wanted to see them too ! ) . I am seriously missing not having an oven , sob sob sob !!
Boy that was a serious bake off , the bottom tier only just fit in my mums oven and took five and a half hours to cook . Top tier and bottom tier done , only middle cake left to make and a good friend has offered me the use of her oven for that job . It was lovely spending time with my sister we planned and we ordered ( arggghh brides maid dress , I sooooo need to drop a few pounds !!). But something shifted in my head that weekend and everything didn't seem so overwhelming and I was able to focus better , it's amazing how being with people that have been their all or most of your life help you feel at ease and able to focus .
I got very excited this week when I took my newly bought and painted table/ trolley down to the studio . Oh I do love it and it's cheery colour makes me smile when I open the studio door , as its the first thing I see .It was Lucy's keen eye that spotted it languishing outside of a local secondhand shop and text me to go take a look . The kind lady said if I took it there and then I could have it for £20, a deal was struck and I carried it home . Yes that's right carried it !! I don't drive so I am used to lugging things about the place and I am not easily embarrassed so it didn't bother me carrying it across town and home . Thankfully it has casters so the last stretch I did wheel it up the road to my house . I'm surprised there aren't any youtube films of a mad women with table in a busy market town .
Today I have been working on the final stage of a textile piece which I am going to frame and it will be for sale in the studio . I am really wanting to branch out and do some textile pictures and I have so may ideas and really want to get stuck in to developing them .I am quite pleased with how this piece is turning out .
Wow I was sooooo pleased with the way they had presented the article . I've never really looked at this magazine before but after sitting with a coffee and taking my time to look through and read the articles I like it ! it is a fab crafty mag covering lots of different crafts and beautifully photographed and there is a bit of something for every one . The issue that our little piece is in is the June Issue which I believe is out at the end of this month . I know I will be definitely be having a flick through the pages of this magazine in future .
But it did feel a bit strange seeing my things in a magazine almost a bit dream like , I'm not used to this sort of thing but this is my life now , well the one I'm working very hard to create . I love to sew , stitch , knit and crochet and if I can eventually make a living out of it then that will be just grand . But if I can share my love for creating with others too then that would be the icing on the cake .
So thanks for popping by and enjoy the week ahead of you , ta ta for now . Tracy xx