In all seriousness I HAVE done some crafty stuff this last few weeks and am putting actions into place for it to continue. I've dug out some sewing bits and pieces and have been making some items for the kidlets and will soon start stockpiling times to sell in an online store I am opening in early 2015. The Simple Life is still in the planning stages, however I have several trusted and well loved companies on board to stock their wares and hopefully help build a successful venture.
I'm making a more concerted effort to do some "me" things... one of these things is crafty stuff.. sewing, knitting, scrapbooking etc etc... Some ties in with a little business venture which will formally launch early 2015. It's something that I really feel soothes my soul and allows me to be more me (that probably does't make much sense)
So I unpacked my new sewing machine a couple of weeks ago. It's nothing flash, a spotlight rebranded machine - Elna 40 (rebranded Janome Magnolia or Janome 8077 - there are differing views) and started cutting into my precious minky to make Toby a tag blanket. He has a fascination for tags, rubbing them, threading them onto his fingers or just stroking them when falling asleep... he will scout them out to help sooth him - to the point that I found him snuggling up to a pair of Aerynns knickers one day, stroking their size tag!!!!
Well one blanket evolved from under the sewing machines foot... and Toby LOVED it! a smallish, patchwork blue minky one one side, quilting cotton the other with numerous different size, thickness and width tags on its outer edges. I fastened a ribbon tag with a snap on it so the blanket can also be secured to prams and trolls for added reassurance it won't be lost.
|Tag blanket getting the snooze of approval, Adelaide Nov 2014|
I thought all was well until Miss Aerynn spotted Toby's new blanket... and insisted she needed one too! And in princess pink - seriously, she is such a little princess and pink is her favourite colour! So out came the minky stash, scissors and within an hour Miss A had her own matching Taggie blanket :)
Two very happy little kidlets... and I swept out some of the cobwebs which my creative bug was starting to drown in :) Now to do Domeniks minecraft weighted blankets, weighted toy, santa sacks for everyone, maybe a few other little projects in between... oh and starting on building up a supply of bits and pieces for the launch of "The Simple Life" online store - opening 2015!