I had such a fun afternoon yesterday.
After a slow morning of knitting, it was a fully creative evening, like the ones I hope to do everyday but instead always choose the easier option of procrastinating, eating crap and watching YouTube.
I really needed it too. I don’t need to say how down I’ve been, the fact I’m depressed anyway and I haven’t blogged in three weeks means you can conclude it for yourself. I gift you creative control on that decision.
It started with re-potting some plants I’ve grown myself, for birthday presents, while listening to Twenty One Pilots live at Firefly festival, and watching my 4 year old brother head bang to it.
While I was re-potting one (and a disaster happened to it, but I won’t share today) I decided I may as well do all of them. I then rummaged around the house to find bowls and tins to be used as pots. It feels so much nicer to use something you already own, or find a new use for, than buying a new pot. I don’t know why that is.
I wrote tags for the ones I’m giving away, then as I was fertilising all my plants there was an orange glow radiating from all the windows and sitting about the house. I don’t believe we’ve seen a golden hour in a while.
Maybe we have but my beyond my dark blinkers I couldn’t see it.
I decided for the rest of the evening – after arm wrestling with my brother to convince him to eat his pasta – to finally upload my moon faces onto Etsy ( – From Miles – ) which, if you have never sold anything online, can be so, so tedious. The most boring part out of the whole process.
BUT, I had decided all my Moon Faces have names and back stories. And so, I had soooo much fun writing them. I was laughing out loud. It was a proper creative exercise. It reminded me of when I was 16 and I’d write short stories for my friends in similar fashion.
I’ve uploaded 7 so far, go have a look if you’re curious at my sense of humour and who these Moon Faces really are.
I hope to be back at posting almost daily – but who can ever know when mental health is riddled between every line in my brain. I have my Morocco trip to write about and in my own time I’ll get to it because I enjoy blogging about travel so much – spoiler: Marrakesh markets are mental.. pretty obvious.
Anyway, thanks for reading and here’s to more creative days!
Spent all month gathering and playing with pine cones and acorn caps…
Like, seriously, constant pine cones and acorn caps…
Then lots of other crafts (that I can’t show) and also finished my Grandparents gifts (huge weight off my shoulders!)…
Got told the exciting new about a new baby in the family…
Fully embraced Christmas already, but that’s no surprise…
The weather is freezing (and actually snowed in Kent!)…
Did I mention there was a lot of pine cone and acorn caps in my November?!?
Where did the time go?! Actual, genuine question there – I’d love to know.
Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat, wouldn’t you think my collections complete??
The pine cone collection is complete.. for now that is. I love me some natural crafting so I’m sure I’ll find many a use for pine cones in the near future.
If you want to have a nosy you can get them here on etsy.
P.s. Officially feeling Christmasy now. It’s starting.
Already thinking of Christmas?! I hear you ask. I’m always thinking about Christmas. I answer.
I have two more items added to my etsy shop, From Miles.
An acorn cap ball bauble, and bleached pine cones napkin rings. Both not the easiest to read or say. Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.
I have more to list to my shop but seeing as I share my life, surprise surprise (say that with Cilla Black’s voice), this is part of my life. More specifically, part of my last week.
And want to know a secret, because we like to keep it real on this blog? This background for the cones is from a Lush box.
Crafts with nature is my favourite.
(We can pretend Monday’s are happy right?)
(etsy has the bits I make, and ebay has my finds)
Go have a stalk if you would like to see what I’ve been up to, we are curious beings after all.
Thanks for having a read and a look!
My Christmas cards this year are available to buy on etsy!
I’ve made my own cards every year for as long as I can remember. The brief history is that I used to make individual ones with my Nan, and unfortunately when I became an adult I became lazy and instead would do a photo card of myself. This time round I decided to make baubles for my family to put on the tree – of themselves, not me. It seems bizarre to give people a funny/quirky picture of me, I know that’s a Christmas thing though and I’ll probably do that again next year.
I fancied doing something different for a card this year. I suppose it’s a pre-Christmas day present for them to hang up.
Have a look at my shop FromMiles if you’re interested. They’re only £4. I haven’t really done this before so it’s all new and exciting and I LOVE CHRISTMAS and wonderful. It is completely made and designed by me.
Thank you for having a look regardless, you’re a top notch human.
Top notch is a great saying.