Monday, 17 August 2009
stopping and starting
i seem to be like the weather at the moment. sunny days full of energy and getting things done, playing well which makes happy faces all round, and more often rainy days when nothing seems to go to right and i barely have the inclination to get the mundane stuff done let alone any fun things for me or my little 'wild thing'. and whilst not doing any of this i have plenty of time it seems to fill my head with thoughts about my inadequacies and all those things i should be doing and all those things i really want to do but somehow just cant muster up the energy or time for.
yesterday was one of those do it all busy days. we made bread and with our blackberries that we picked on our walk the day before, jam and sorbet. i really recommend the sorbet it was delicious. i got the idea from the recipe here and substituted agave syrup for the sugar syrup.
and even better someone liked it a lot! the perfect new way to get fresh fruit into him!
then after all that i managed to finish off some projects i've been working on for a while. it was a rare productive and fun day but i would much prefer more stuff a little at a time more often. i am working on it.
one of the projects i finished is a doll that i made for stanley's friends birthday.
i really enjoyed making her and although my pattern needs a bit of tweaking i was quite pleased with the results of my first doll.
she has lovely long legs and is made from recycled fabric.
here she is enjoying herself on the balcony. i was quite sad to see her go.