Thanks for all the lovely comments people. I’m still on the fence regarding the future of this blog. I need to think about it some more over the coming weeks. It’s nice having a forum to discuss my creative pursuits, whether they be crafty or culinary, when I have room for those things in my life. At the same time, I think I’m just suffering from *severe* exhaustion on many fronts. I am TIRED with a capital T. I’m working on pin-pointing the source but hope you’ll still follow along here when I do get around to posting and forgive me if that isn’t necessarily every week.
Do you ever just get overwhelmed by the amount of creative output in the blogosphere? I do. Often. The number of creative blogging folks out there is just staggering. It drives me a little nuts actually because during my stray free moments at work, I’ll peruse the blogs and then get the itch to do 500 different projects. I would love nothing more than to be able to sit around and sew and cook all day long. The reality though, when I get home from work (and these days, that is often very, very late), I barely have enough energy to brush my teeth before I collapse into bed. On a good week, I feel fortunate to tackle one creative and one culinary venture a week.
I can’t complain though. I’m so grateful to be working right now. Lately, I can hardly bear to read the news. It seems like every few days I read of another law firm doing mass lay-offs or altogether going under. These are scary times for the newly minted lawyer…even more so if you’re like me and waiting for bar exam results. Results are supposed to come out soon and some days when I let myself dwell on it, I can drive myself batty thinking about all the various contingencies.
Sorry, I didn’t mean for this post to be such a downer. You’re probably wondering about this sweet little koala? This is the one little project I was able to squeeze out of the weekend. She has been on my to-do list for quite some time now–a much belated gift for a friend’s little one. I’d hoped for some better lighting today but the weather has not been cooperating. This was a good stash-busting project using some pretty vintage reproduction remnants that I had. I made her using Melly & Me’s Bonzer & Beaut pattern from Pink Chalk Fabrics. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the pattern/directions. They weren’t as clear as I would’ve liked. Still, it was a relatively quick project. I love the way she turned out and I hope she will be well received.