Monday, 15 November 2010

Its crazy here at the home of Dotty Red. So much so I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and struggling to see if there is actually an end insight. Just about every room in my home is full of Ikea bags filled to the brim with all sorts off stuff as I get the work done on my flood damage and prepare the house ready for sale which means a massive amount of sorting out.Of course for a crafts person its also the busiest time of year as I prepare for the Christmas season. I was doing quite well with this as I had worked on various projects through the summer. Then on a Christmas visit to two very special customers of mine they cleared me out of most of my stock, this of course made me very happy, I still get a big kick out of people wanting my work for their homes especially at such a family time as Christmas. So my sewing room now looks like a party has been taking place and every surface is covered in different projects, the kitchen table (when the builders have left for the day) is taken over by a production line of stuffing hearts and little birds with lavender, then buttons being sewn on and finished with a Dotty Red label, whilst I try to re stock. At least with the smell of lavender it helps me to relax a little and de stress! But sometimes it gets too much... with all the upheaval going on in my home and indeed life, I needed to get away, a little break of a different kind, one that would sooth my soul, blow clear fresh sea air through my hair and enjoy some quality time with my boys.
So we headed off to Anglesey and had two of the most beautiful days, with fabulous crisp, cold, blue skied days. Our time was spent chilling out and walking along the sea edge wrapping up all cosy in many layers plus hats scarfs and gloves. The boys took great delight in catching ten crabs whist crabbing over the little pier which had the most amazing views of Snowdownia.
For the first time in a while I took hold of a camera and started to take pictures again...

7 comments:

Florrie said...

It sounds like you are going through many changes at the moment, it's good, even important for your well-being, to step back sometimes and slow down a little.

Love all your crafty makes, I'm not surprised you were cleaned out, but if you're anything like me the production line will soon swing into action and you'll have plenty of stock to sell again.
florrie x

Debby said...

Love your goodies that you make. Sometimes we all need a break. You do have alot going on.....a flood, a move and just life. Good luck. Take time for you as well.

Twiggy said...

I knew I recognised that lovely pier!! Your makes are lovely, moving home is so stressful and you are undertaking huge changes, so remember to take time to chill when you can with your boys.
Twiggy x

French Knots said...

I have pictures of my children standing on that pier on a sunny, chilly day - so good for blowing the cobwebs away when life is hectic.xx

Moogsmum said...

Your little break to Anglesey looks and sounds like the perfect tonic. A walk by the sea at this time of year is a real treat :o)

Great news on selling loads of your stock and good luck with all that restocking!

xx

Tip Top said...

And hellooooo from me! Good to meet you on Saturday at Crossley Heath and thank you so much for the flowers!

Ruth

Em said...

lovely pictures of the sea. a good break can refresh spirits. good luck with the christmas stitching rush.xxx