I had a discussion with B about blogging and he feels wierd about me having a blog. It's the idea that strangers from around the globe can have access to my musings. Or, MUCH WORSE, someone I actually know could come across my little blog. So in deference to him, I have decided not to use our names. Few and far between are the people who know my alias Jellybeanlupin.
I don't feel the same way. I don't know whether I want this blog to be private or a place I go for other people's opinion, but I know that I am looking to get something personal out of the act of blogging. What exactly remains to be seen. (Oh and there is a "delete blog" option if it turns out to be a futile exercise).
This week I have been busy making two identical skirts for two little girls (who luckily don't live next door to each other - matching skirts ugh!). I will put a photo when I have a good one. I am very pleased with the results. I was happy while making them too. I enjoyed the process of learning, improving techniques, making an effort to be meticulous. I made the skirts simultaneously. I know that had I decided to make them one after the other, one little girl would have been left waiting. I get bored so quickly! My next project is to make the lining to the moses basket I have lined up as bed 1 for baby! If I don't get the lining done, bed 2 (full-on cot) will become bed 1. Bed 2 was my daughter's first bed anyway so no pressure. Part of the reason I want to blog is to keep up the momentum. I tend to finish a creative project and then have a break of oooh a year or so before attempting anything else. If I record my positive thoughts and feelings about each project I hope I will find it easier to move on to something else straight away.
Lots of blogs have "WIP" sections and percentage of completion charts. Not bad. A living to-do list. I like the idea but don't yet know how to acheive it with Blogger. So just for the record, on the creative to-do list right now are (in no order):
- block and sew up knitted cardigan for baby,
- complete woolly hat started Tuesday for daughter,
- make moses basket lining,
- complete "princess" dress for daughter's doll
- make little bags to match skirts (since have material left over)
- design and make about 6 soft-toys as Christmas presents for friends' babies (vague stage)
- make some other Christmas presents... (even vaguer)
- learn how to knit socks
OK I have spent enough time putting my thoughts onto the screen for today. Onwards!!