I find it really hard to think about how long it's been since I last posted. I really just completely lost touch with everything there for a while, it's been such a long time since I even dropped in on some of my favourite blogs. Since I was last here we have been through Autumn and now almost the whole of Winter. Thankfully it's almost Spring and I can't wait for it, I absolutely detest Winter. It's the dullness I hate most of all, I just feel so much better about everything when it's nice and bright outside. I've sort of hibernated my way through Winter and now I'm just starting to waked up again to greet the coming of Spring.
It has, however, been very busy here in my little world this past few months. We have had Halloween, Christmas, lot's of cold family outing's, enough sickness to last me a life time (although, thankfully nothing to serious, just a month's worth of chickenpox), and lots and lots of growing up.
They really are growing up much too fast. My oldest boy is over half way through his second and last year in nursery, this morning when he told me I could only kiss him on the cheek on his way out to school, I was devastated. Last week my youngest little one started a little toddle and talk group, he goes for two hours two morning's a week for two month's. On his first morning I was all prepared for a hard time when it came to leaving him, but to my utter surprise he just toddled on in not a bother to him. I have to admit I was a little devastated about this as well. It's just the sudden realisation that they are not so little any more and don't need me as much as they once did. As mother's we expend so much time and energy teaching our children to be independent, why then does it come as such a shock to us when they begin to grow into confident independent children?
As well as all the family things that have been going on, I have found time to continue crafting. I really don't think anything could stop me, it's the only thing that keeps me sane in this crazy world. My very first craft fair, which i had talked about before, has long been and gone. I was really busy getting things ready for it, but in the end it didn't go as well as I had hoped. But nevertheless, I am not put off, I have another one coming up in April for Easter and am busy preparing for that.
After the disaster of the craft fair I was a little disappointed and I would be lying if I said my confidence didn't take a bit of a battering, but I busied myself getting ready for Christmas and home-made a lot of the gifts for my family. One of which was the rag doll in the picture above, she is called Penny and thankfully is now much loved by my little niece. There is nothing like the pleasure and delight a child get's from something you have made, to give you a little boost in confidence. After Christmas I slowed down a little bit, and took some time to complete some projects that had been waiting for a while to have their finishing touches, and now I am once again in full swing and am very excited about some of the projects I have going on at the minute. I promise more info. on those soon, but for now I am glad to be back!!