So, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since June last year. There’s been a couple of reasons for that.
First, I went to Seville in September, but other than that, I haven’t had a chance to travel since (I’ll put up my Seville post within a few days).
And, secondly, I’ve not been in the best of places, mentally. I’ve reached a point in my life where my friends are moving in with their partners, buying houses, getting married, and having kids, whilst my life seems stuck on repeat. Not gonna lie, it has been getting me down (not my friends – I’m happy for them. It’s the fact that I’m stuck in a rut that’s getting to me).
I am working on it – I’ve been saving for a house, and I have a family holiday in Florida coming up that I’m looking forward to (Hello Disney and Hogwarts!).
I have also been making a lot of things. I learned how to crochet last year and have made so much stuff – it’s handy having a young niece, so she’s constantly getting new toys to play with.
I’ve also been doing some embroidery, and I’m teaching myself dressmaking. I’ve bought a half-scale mannequin, as I want to learn how to make MASSIVE ballgowns. I’m never gonna wear them in public, so I bought the half-scale mannequin to practice, but save money in the long-run, as I’m only buying half the material that I’d need for a full-scale version.
I also recently received the Luna Lapin book, so I have been obsessed with that. I’ve made Luna, her t-shirt dress, boots, wool coat and armchair so far. I’m gradually working my way through the book.
So…yeah. I’ve not been up to much travelling recently, but I’ve made lots of lovely things. It’s been nice making these things – it’s kept my mind distracted, which is what I need right now.
I’ll probably have a post with lots of pictures of things that I’ve made. I’m quite active on Instagram, so there’s a lot more pictures of my creations on there. If any of you have any ideas on things to make, then please let me know!
And, most importantly, look after yourself and those that you love 🙂