|One of my guiding words this year|
I remember a time when I would happily sit in the dining room, painting, drawing, sewing, or scrapbooking when Popette or Cherub was having a nap. They were hobbies that used to make me happy, and I would get so caught up in what I was doing that I would forget about the time.
But after a while it became hard to focus on them, or I found that I wasn't in a creative mood or felt tired from the kids. Instead of creating, I went onto the energy zapping app of all times, Facebook, and got caught up with what my friends were doing.
Checking it occasionally is fine, but I let it become so addictive that I found myself spending way too much time on there, sharing way too much information.
It was when I bumped into someone down the road and tried having a conversation with them, all I could hear is them say "Yeah I saw it on Facebook", it made me wonder when my life became so important that I had to share everything, with everyone on Facebook. I know I need to take a big step back from it, and get back to doing the things that make me happy.
So for the first time in forever (sounds like a song!), I bought some fabric from Spotlight and started a new sewing project. Popette who is obsessed with everything Frozen, has been begging me to make her an Elsa dress. So when I spotted some beautiful teal organza with sparkly snowflakes, along with satin in the same colour, I knew I had to buy a couple meters. Of course I couldn't just make a dress for Popette, and bought some blue satin to make a Cinderella dress for Cherub.
I'm not the best sewer, so I know I have my work cut out for me, but I know how much Popette will adore it. Especially since it will be made by her Mumma. I am also getting back into my drawing and doodling in my art journal, and have plans to create a painting for our lounge room wall.
Are you a painter or sewer? Have you made anything for your kids?