Sunday, 2 June 2013

Getting My Craft On!

Been a busy week around here with lots going on with my husband and the kids. But the BIG revelation this week was remembering that everything happens for a reason. With everything that has been going on lately and all the stress that has been circling around me, I was struck this week by a sense that I am here, right now, in this place for a reason. I may not be 100% sure about where or what that place is, or where it is going in the future, but for right now I am right where I need to be be. And I need to be creative. I need to make stuff. I need for focus on making things for myself and my family. In essence, I need to craft my way forward. So I have been...

I dusted off the stamps last week (with the help of a friend!) and made some cards...something I have not done in a VERY long time. And I am really happy with them, it has inspired me to make more stuff this week!
Sometimes I think it is very easy to get lost up in all the things you have to be for other people. I am a wife, a mother, an employee, a business owner, a volunteer, and a million other things for other people. But at my core I am someone who learns, creates and teaches - I know in my heart and soul that is what I was put on this planet to do. So in spite of all the thousands of things that I should be doing, I am making and taking time right now to just be me: to refuel my tank by learning and creating new things so that I am ready to teach others again when all this CM mess is finished with.
And it feels sooooooo good!


  1. I am so with you on this. I have realized that I have not done anywhere enough creating for myself over the last few years. Next weekend's job is to organize my craft supplies so that I can get stuck into it. We'll have to compare notes!!!

  2. Lesley, your perspective on your situation is to be admired. I found your blog through your post on Jeanette Lynton's blog. Just wanted to stop by and give you a warm welcome from a soon to be fellow Close To My Heart consultant. :) Best wishes on a smooth transition and let me know if I can be of any help! By the way, your creations are absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with Close To My Heart products. ;) Have a blessed day!