It’s been a while since I last posted, and an even longer time since I was really doing any of my creative work. Bit annoying, but I suppose when you’re trying to navigate a new relationship that fails in its early days and working in FMCG over the Christmas period, the creative stuff falls by the wayside.
So. Over the past month I taught myself basic crochet, and I’m planning to learn the more in-depth fancy stitches later. I learned how to make little circular face scrubbies, which I’m going to be selling on Etsy for the time being, and I’m planning to work on the knitting. My boss has hinted at commissioning me to crochet something, and so has a dear friend. Speaking of the Etsy, I’m going to be working on a scheme which marries up my two favourite things: literature and fibre arts. That is something I plan to unpack more of as time goes on and I develop it more.
I haven’t really written much new since about September, but I’m mapping out a plan or five to change that. The other night, I went on Facebook for the first time in forever and scanned through, cleaning up a lot of the crap and getting rid of the things I don’t really look at. It’s already vastly cut down on my email notifications.
For the next few weeks, I’m planning to improve this site. Clean it up, add links and probably my Instagram feed as well as store links. There’s a lot going on right now, and I’m still making plans and maps. Thus far, it’s proving to be a lot of fun. The book reviews are something else I want to pick up again, because I’ve had a lot of fun in the past thinking critically about the materials I’m reading, and I’d like to get back into using my brain to engage rather than just devour books.
Most importantly to me is that I’m working on getting back into writing.