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!

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18 Responses

  1. Kirsty says:

    I’m so excited about a post a day from you Loobylu. xxx

  2. sophia says:

    thanks for the inspiration! …i don’t think i will blog EVERY day in Sept, but i’ll definately try to make some sort of effort! haha! …and i’ll read yours!:)

  3. pinry says:

    it will be lovely to look forward to more loobylu this month! can’t wait to see your take on the projects from that book…

  4. Annika says:

    I am giggling because your bedhead looks like my everyday hair (maybe better). I just ordered Handmade Home and can’t wait to get it!

  5. PaisleyJade says:

    Yay – can’t wait to read your daily posts… and I can’t wait to get one of those books into my hands!

  6. katepickle says:

    Oh you have the book!I’m hoping it arrives in book shops here then I can buy it on impulse and not have to justify and overseas purchase!!

  7. Mandy says:

    I’ve read multiple people’s blog entries about her new book, so now I feel a big desire to go and get it. It must be good if so many people are raving about it!!Also, very excited for a month of Loobylu. 🙂

  8. hues says:

    digging your first post to welcome SPRING! thanks for putting the loobylu back into my day ^_^

  9. vicki says:

    yay for september and yay for mrs soule…my book should be arriving this week and I am SOOOO excited!! xx

  10. alivicwil says:

    What a goal! Good luck!I’m aiming to update my new blog 3 times a week…

    I hadn’t heard of Soulemama before – am heading over there now!

  11. I just discovered SouleMama and I totally agree, she crafts a very beautiful life. Her book is on my to buy list.

  12. Tara says:

    No pressure my dear, no pressure at all..oh, except for that little blog post each day. Ha ha, looking forward to seeing more of your bits and bobs, especially now that you’ve got me hooked on the blogging business *sigh* 🙂 x

  13. freya says:

    a whole month of loobyu – yay! How is the novel coming long?

  14. Viv says:

    Absolutely LOVE Amanda – who I discovered through your blog as well! Thanks… 🙂

  15. Oh yay! It’s a Month of Loobyloo!

  16. Oh pooh, did I really just misspell Loobylu??? Agh!

  17. Cristy says:

    Just so you know, I put you and Amanda in the same basket of blogs that inspire me and make me envious in all the right ways.

  18. Dandy says:

    What a beautiful site she has! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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