The Dr Seuss references abound as you can imagine! One of the hens has been named Sam-I-Am, while another is Yertle the Turtle. Then we divert into random chicken names like Fiona and Big Bertha. Dad continues to work on perfecting their coop and run and we all love just watching them as they scurry around negotiating their larger group. The ‘pecking order’ is alive and well!
With time has also come room to start sewing again. What a joy! I am taking it slowly, and focussing on building up stocks in the Shop Handmade, and filling some gaps in their stock, so have expanded my range of baby goods a bit, and am not back to bag making just yet.
I am also working on some concepts of re-branding. The break away from blogging and sewing has given me time to reflect on where I want to take this little adventure I call my business, so stand by for a bit more movement over the next few months! Now that I have a studio set up it is easier to think about moving forward again.
I have been focussing on my own health a bit more over the last couple of months. For the first time in my living memory I have lost weight, and kept it off, and passed that magic weight point that has alluded me for over 20 years. You know that point where you diet, get down to a certain weight, but just can’t get below that, even though you have plenty of excess ‘body’ that could go? I actually beat it! Even better, I am feeling healthy and energised. I did it using a product system that my sister is selling – I was extremely sceptical at first but have been converted. Now to get the exercise happening a bit more regularly (my never-ending battle!)
What else have I been up to? A quick trip to Queensland to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday. It was a great weekend full of colour, laughs, great music and shared stories. The interesting thing is that these are people I met a couple of years ago, by chance, at a Bluesfest. We just clicked, and have become fast friends ever since. The people I met at their house and the party were all just like them – warm, generous of spirit and amusing. One of the guests said that ‘your vibe attracts your tribe’ and this is so true when I think of this family!
With more headspace, and time to start designing again comes a return to fabric buying, researching, and coming up with ideas. Look out – the grey matter is ticking away coming up with all sorts of ideas here! I am even contemplating making something for myself. I know! Wonders will never cease! But in the meantime here is an awesome free printable for pop-up hot air balloons that I found on the wonderful site Design is Yay, by the delightful Wita. (That is my favourite sort of researching – finding cool things to share!!)
Our weather is just starting to turn cool, so I am even contemplating crochet again. That change of seasons is always enough to kick me into gear! I have been happily pinning ideas on Pinterest (so addictive but such a good way to capture ideas for later!)
I hope that your week is going well and that you have awesome plans for your weekend!