Hello September!

Welcome to September! My second favourite month of the year (March being the first because it’s Autumnal AND my birthday month). This month I am going to try and blog every day with the purpose of falling back in love with blogging. There so much good about blogging but I’ve been a bit bogged down in the bad and I want to get beyond all that.

One of the very good things about blogging is having had the opportunity to discover Amanda Blake Soule and her beautiful space at Soulemama.com. I can’t imagine anyone *not* knowing about Soulemama, but if you don’t it would be worth hurrying over there right now to disappear into a perfect world for a time. A world full of cool sea breezes and woodland smells, of a cosy family home full of love and humour and creativity. Anyway, like almost everyone else I know, I would like to be Amanda in a parallel life. Her world and her words have inspired me in my work and my living for years now and I was so excited to get hold of her beautiful second book yesterday Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures. This photo is of me at 7am with bed hair (and bed eyebrows it seems) dipping into it and already corner-turning projects for the future. Everything looks so “do-able”. I want to make a birthday banner, a bunch of bookmarks, a rag rug (who’s have thunk it!), some of Calvin’s paper mache bowls, journals made from odds bits of paper, a letter satchel and a family heart cushion — and that’s just this week (ha!).

Anyway, thank you Amanda for being one of the best bits about blogging.

And, see you lot tomorrow!