Thursday, 27 September 2012

Blog? Me? Maybe? Thursday... Autumn arrives

Autumn's crispness has settled in and the cool colors are with us around every corner.  Autumn used to be my favorite season, but as with life, this too has changed for me.  My child started kindergarten this Fall and with that my 'love' for the season seems to have changed to just a strong 'like'.  

In my previous life, something I refer to as B.C. (Before Child), I loved Autumn.  The slight chill in the morning air, always giving it a sense of freshness.  The colors coming alive in the trees and shrubbery.  The swirling of the falling leaves, the crunching sound of the leaves beneath my feet on a chilly evening walk. The idea of settling down into a routine again from the carefree summer days.  The thoughts of all the upcoming holidays (I love decorating and planning the holidays).  All of this has been great right up to this year.  Even with child in tow the last 5 years things seemed to be as exciting and warming to my soul.  However, this year it seems different. 

Autumn is still beautiful, still gives me a comforting feeling, but it doesn't bring a real welcome to me. I hate to say this, but its lost that loving feeling (cue the Righteous Brothers).   I find this Fall, in particular, it reminds me of time slipping away very fast.  I was always told as a child by my grandparents and my parents that I should not rush time, as it will pass me by soon enough and then I will wonder where it went.  I'm really getting that nowadays.  So many things are within our control, but one thing that we will truly never have control over is time.

I can not sink into despair over time gone by, but I do cherish the memories it has gave to us.  I think my feelings toward ALL of the season's has changed.  I'm not so much in 'love' with any particular season, as I do truly have a strong 'like'  for them all (yes, even winter), but I think I now have a LOVE for the time each season gives to us and the life events within.   As sad as it can be to see everything changing so fast, kids growing up, wrinkles appearing (eek!), its also nice to know that I haven't wasted the time that was given to me.  I don't feel cheated.  Our family has created so many memories and will continue to create memories as time marches on.  I just think I need to always remember its not the season that makes something special, its the memories within that time frame that makes it special.  My child will grow up, its inevitable, and although I can not control the time passing us by so quickly, I can control how I take it all in and I choose to enjoy it, cherish it, LOVE it.  

Life is the Season I love most.

 Autumn in the city. 

Remember with every second that passes, another is there to take its place and another memory is waiting to happen.   

Take care and all the best,

Friday, 21 September 2012

Blog? Me? Maybe? Thursday..... What? Its NOT Thursday...

Well, it seems I missed Thursday blogging, hmmmm, guess I'll try again next week.  Anyway, this week has been filled with a lot of kleenex and cold medicine and NOT a lot of creativity.   My child started to kindergarten and it seems the cold he brought home the first week of school has ravaged its way through our home.  I have been fighting it for 8 days and let's just say Cold 1, Me 0.  I'll kick its butt next time though, I'm ready and waiting with my Vitamin C.

So, like I said this week has been filled with treating the family for all sort of cold effects so the creativity has been to a bare minimum.  I managed to fill a few custom orders that needed to get done, but really, I'm hoping for a creative surge this weekend.  Until next week, I'll leave you with a few pictures of this weeks necessity orders.

These sweet little snowman earrings are available in my shop throughout the upcoming holiday season.

Have a great weekend and all the best,

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Blog? Me? Maybe?

Well, I'm going to try something new and call Thursday my blogging day, so from this day forward Thursday will be 'Blog? Me? Maybe?'.  This is crazy. :)  

So, we are into Fall full swing in our house.  Schedules are still shaky and taking a bit to get used to, but we will find our footing soon (I hope).  

So, with the Fall comes a new 'little' freedom for me, I find myself free for 3 hours every morning during the week day.  My tiny tyke has made it into Kindergarten and I am now finding myself with a little time to get caught up on things around the house or even jewelry making.  This new freedom didn't come without a little sadness, as I have spent the last 5 years of my life with my child beside me 24/7.  However, once I got past the first day of tears (me, not child), I am now seeing how healthy, refreshing and creative this 3 hours can be.  My child is very happy in school and I am finding a creative groove, without guilt.

So, what have I been up to the first week of school?  Obvious answer, beading.   Here are a few creations that have come from my bead table, tell me what you think??

 Into the Blue Necklace

 Swarovski Crystal Christmas Trees

 Autumn's Silence Necklace

Fun Earrings!

So, the first official, Blog? Me? Maybe? Thursday Post. Until next week, this is crazy.

All the best,