Hello all, that is if you still out there. Hello, hello hellooo ((echoing)). Well, if you are there I hope you are happy and well.
I really do miss dropping in regularly. Lately I have been the absent wife (still not officially wife yet, but as good as), daughter, sister, boss, and blogger. Book writing has really taken over my life, I have found it so hard to fit it in with all of the other work I set for myself. I will be eternally grateful that folks had the faith in me to write in the first place, and it is still is a dream that I am lucky enough to be able to fulfil... It is very hard work though, and chats with other craft authors confirm that; yep book writing is a nightmare, but (a bit) like childbirth it is a worthy and satisfying thing (eventually ha ha!) I will never be dismissive towards other craft/cooking/instructional books again.
There are worrying bits and bobs happening with friends, I'm not the most organised person in the world and teamed with the fact that a majority of the book's projects simply blow shop bought patterns out of the water (yes that sounds arrogant, but I have worked so so very hard on them, so I don't feel bad about taking credit), this has resulted in me being holed up at home day after day not visiting friends or family (thank God for my iPhone). And this is not healthy. I need to get a grip, because all this complaining is utter nonsense when I know that life is good. There are far huger fish to fry - more about that in a minute...
Anyways!! Bitching over! Every new day brings a chance to improve upon the last. Yesterday I left the house (for more than 1hr) the first time in 3 wks to get me a 'book jacket worthy haircut' at me local Toni & Guy whilst they still had 20% off, woot!
I just wanted to show you the results of Al's pancake tossing skills. Poor love, he was so disappointed - I just grabbed my phone to snap the event and split my sides laughing! I did give him a big encouraging cuddle afterwards though.
Right I have to get back to my Blue Peter style phot prep. I have to attend and prepare for a 4 day photshoot for the instructions photography in Devon with Lorna at the beginning of next month - YIKES!!!! So I'm not sure when I'll be back on the blog. I do know that when I resurface I am going to donate LOTS of lush stuff for auction for Haiti aid. Included will be items like finished bags, purses fabrics, bag making supplies, patterns - you name it!
I still read every one of your comments (and delete the spam - thanks!) so thank you so much for your sentences of happiness, they really do cheer me up. Whilst I'm away from here I do hop in and out of Twitter so perhaps I'll see ya there! Love & cuddlinks Lisa X!