We all have them don't we?
Yesterday was thought provoking. I was interviewed and photographed inside my home and around Brighton for an interview that is going to appear in Craftseller Mag. Being interviewed is a touch unnerving, but very nice. I do ramble, even though I usually get a chance to 'plan' my responses I prefer to form answers on the fly. Caroline (the journalist) asked me some really great questions centering upon what it is like to be a craft fiend; who is a mum, who owns her own business and about the business challenges that I face and have faced. The interview made me think about the different roles that I perform/have performed in a given day, week and over the last few years. I also thought about how on a daily basis women (the jugglers that we are) perform so much magic which goes uncelebrated. It's fab to be known as the 'bag lady author person', but in my life behind the scenes (unsurprsingly) a lot of normal yawn-ery and family joy goes on - like it does for most everyone. I love it and I wouldn't change it.
I'm not one for rigging up my workroom with jugs of fresh cut garden peonies and half nibbled home baked cookies resting on dainty vintage tea plates (of course I wouldn't mind having that life) but I don't have the time and I don't feel that this kind of primping is necessasry in order for me to present the best side of me and what I do. I can design things and I can have rubbish hair (and I've being doing just that for years!)
So right now I am wearing my 'mum hat' and I'm blogging about what I am going to do later tonight whilst Mabel sleeps. Tomorrow a group of friends and I are celebrating our baby's 1st birthdays. We are all going to decorate a train carriage each and make the whole train at the party. I'm a touch nervous as cake decorating is not my forte, but for Mabel I will gladly give it my best shot!