You know how I said that there must be a rule that states that the longer you leave it between blog post, the more difficult it is to get back into the habit again? Hmmmm....
The last month has been a bit of a blur to be honest, most of it good, but some of it I could have done without. I disappeared into a bit of a black hole for a while, a result really of the problem that landed me in hospital in May. It left me with some issues that I had to work through, and I seem to be getting myself sorted now. Being busy has helped! I've been busy with orders, with doing some preparation for Christmas (sorry! I always hated it when I was teaching and I saw the Christmas signs up in shops almost as soon as the new academic year started, but now my Christmas preparations start in the summer!), and with magazine projects. I love the fact that three years and seven days after I officially started my business I have enough work to fill all my working days and far more!
I've been feeling really productive and organised this week. I do love this time of year and the feeling of a fresh start that it brings, and I like being organised and having a routine. The sunny weather that we often get in at the beginning of September obviously helps too! The school year is still far more of an influence on my life than the calendar year is, which I guess is only to be expected after being at school/college/university for most of my life as either a student or a teacher. B started back at preschool yesterday morning. He's now one of the big boys there and I'm really pleased that he's kept the same teacher as last year. She's great. He's really happy about going as he's there at the same time as his best friend from across the road. Hopefully he'll continue being happy about it for most of the year, and we'll see how long my resolution of making his lunch the night before lasts!! A combination of preschool and childminder is giving me two mornings and two whole days working time (and I guess that I'd better do some housework in that time too!), and I'm really pleased with how much I've been able to get done in the day and a half that I've had so far this week - and the best thing is that I've got another day and a half left this week! I am so lucky to have work that I love and get excited about doing!
Anyway, this is only a quick post for now, but I'll be back again tomorrow with some photos of new designs and also some magazine news - yes, I know I said I had some new photos last month, but this time I really mean it!