Thursday, February 21, 2008

Camp Kensington

We're now in full demolition mode for our extension/renovation. Everything is coated in a fine layer of grit. I am happily accepting the dust and discomfort for it means PROGRESS. After 3 years of squeezing into a completely cute but inadequate home, we are growing it to suit. It is very very exciting. This pic was taken partway through the removal of the bathroom which has now completely disappeared. Fingers crossed the fine weather holds for our midnight trots to the outdoor loo!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sewing reluctance

A few posts ago I put up a picture of the patchwork quilt I am making for my daughter. I have now tacked it together as the layout pictured. Now I need to start sewing but I am really nervous about making a mistake. This is my first attempt at a quilt and I think the fabric is so beautiful I might ruin the whole project by starting it. I know I need to just dive in and go for it. Should I set a deadline for myself? How best to push past this feeling. It's complete and utter fear of failure, which I think is so pathetic of me to let it stop me. It's a patchwork quilt for goodness' sake!!! And this is the room it's to go in...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Market Day

This year I've realised a long held dream...a market stall! The first day was fantastic. It was a real thrill and a truly positive experience. The response to my bags and artwork was wonderful. Now I'm wondering why I waited so long. It has opened up a whole new creative phase which is a by-product I hadn't expected. I am truly inspired with ideas jumping all around in my brain. There simply aren't enough hours in a day at the moment.