Do you ever have a day that just flows happily through you? Where time just melts away because you are so involved with what you are doing that all of a sudden you realize it is evening only because your tummy reminds you that dinner should be served soon, but you are happy because you know you don't have to be responsible for that dinner?
I don't get those as often as I'd like. Usually, there are too many interruptions where every day life gets in the way.
But recently, I had a DAY ALL TO MYSELF.
About 12 hours straight of not talking to or seeing another person. I took advantage of it by working in the studio.
And the first part of the day was used to finish all of my Birdsong kits. That was a happy feeling right there. Then, I mindlessly sewed crepe paper ruffles. While that might sound boring, and sometimes it would be for me, on this day, when I had all the TIME in the world, it was almost like meditation.
After sewing all that crepe, I was ready to play with it, and figured out a way to turn Charlottes into Bunnies.
Then, I used that crepe paper to embellish some vintage nut cups. And line them with the moss scraps on the table from making the fairy kits for Birdsong. Most of the supplies were stuff that I hadn't cleaned up yet from making the kits (which means that my workspace was about 10").
It felt great to have no time limits, and nothing calling me away from my desk. I didn't have to pick anyone up, take anyone someplace, or even feed anybody. I just had a glorious, long stretch of TIME all to myself to work play. And to use the Good Stuff. Creating with soft, old velvet, faded millinery, and sweet Charlottes was a balm to my stressed soul.
And even better? My sweet son dropped by with Dewdrop about dinner time with a pizza. I had the best of both worlds, not only did I get all this TIME to myself, I still got to end the day listening to the giggles of a 3 year old and I got a dinner that I didn't have to cook.
Now, I have the resolve to tackle my taxes and all the other stuff piling up. I needed that TIME, uninterrupted, to be creative and get recharged.
And I even got these listed in the Boutique, if you'd like one.