Ah! There I am!

I think I’ve finally made it to the right path, and it’s been a bit of a revelation! Why does it take so long to get to the right starting point? The journey gets exciting for here-on in…

So we’ve busy! International Babywearing Week came and went last week, I had planned to blog every day but in my previously lost state I just couldn’t feel or find the words. However I did find the time to make my long-awaited babywearing bag. I love it, I loved making it and I learnt loads. I used beautiful plum cord I sourced from eBay for the outer, and Alexander Henry ‘Larkspur’ in Brite Multi from Fabric Inspirations for the lining.

On the subject of making, yesterday we made our first ever batch of soap. We used a basic recipe from ‘The Handmade Soap Book’ by Melinda Cross and added Lemongrass essential oil. Now we must cross our fingers and wait for 4 weeks to see if it turns out ok. If you fancy having a go yourself I definitely recommend the book, its really easy to read and full of recipes to try out. I’m hoping to make a different batch every weekend for the next month or so, so hopefully have some good stuff ready for Christmas/Yule.

I’m really excited to have ordered an Earth Pathways Diary 2012, I came across this while browsing a blog and it looks great, just what I have been looking for. Maybe if I have time to get back to my drawing board I will be able to submit some artwork for the 2014 diary! I’m also looking forward to receiving my pouch from Fairysteps…take a look at their truly gorgeous shoes if you have a moment…maybe one day I will be able to justify buying a pair of handmade shoes *sigh*

So, glad to back here, glad to be on my path, glad to be moving forward.

Babywearing Bag

Inside the bag

October Sky ~ view from my window

Shadows

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Hello September!

Summer has finally drawn to a close, and September, my favourite month, is here. I love early Autumn, with luck the days are still warm and sunny, but there is a feeling of lateness as the leaves start to turn and the evening light takes on a different quality. I feel as if I’m growing, change is in the air and I’m looking forward to it!

We have been playing with copper and although its rough, our first experiment  is also very lovely. My lovely other half will drill a hole in this little beauty so I can put it on a keyring to inspire me when I’m out and about…and then I’m going to get cracking with my jewellery making…this little bird design will make a fab necklace!

Copper Coin

And just because he is is gorgeous, the copper equine in my life…

Copper Clopper

I’m also very much looking forward to a new sewing machine very soon! My old one is temperamental and permanently grubby from repairing pony rugs so I’ve never used it for anything else. I’ve got lots of ideas for things I want to make, including making a babywearing bag from a Didymos Ginkgo scarf/doll wrap to match the beautiful Ginkgo wrap that will be chopped and converted at some point. And I also have plans to make a few mei tai slings in my pursuit for the ultimate carrier for my growing bundle of fun! Watch this space…