31 May 2008


welcome to my new space. wow. there seems a whole lot of blank space here...i'm wondering where to begin!

it's not quite the same as the first time i ever wrote a blog. i feel a certain amount of responsibility to the lovely folk who followed my thoughts over at notes from my nest. as you saw...my posts over there became less and less frequent this year. it wasn't intentional at all but i had a lot happening that i felt i couldn't write about and so i just withdrew bit by bit.

me and c went through our first cycle of ivf after a long time waiting. the experience totally consumed me. to the point where i didn't really do much in the way of crafting at all...thinking what to make for dinner was hard enough! sadly it didn't end with the pregnancy that we longed for. at the same time my lovely grandma brenda passed away. i tried to stay positive but i had some pretty low moments too.

i spoke to a very dear friend last week. i hadn't called her since before christmas. we both talked of how the difficult times had made us put on hold making contact with each other. we had sent each other text messages with updates but talking on the phone was a great tonic...now we've set a date to meet up in a few weeks. it made me realise that i should make the effort. and that's very much how i feel about the blogging circle that i love. i was hiding away and not realising that keeping in touch can make things a whole lot better.

anyway. on to a new chapter. i still very much want the main focus of my journal to be about creativity because it is such a big part of who i am...but i also feel the need to write more about my "real life" too. for me it's going to be a challenge putting more honest and open thoughts down. i truly hope this doesn't freak you out. i have thought very carefully about this and i just want to try to share a balance of what my life is. good times and bad...and making of course ; )

fancy a piece of birthday cake? it's flora's famous courgette recipe. xxx

p.s. lynn + julie...thank you