Saturday, 12 March 2016

Living creatively even when you're not

At the suggestion of my mother-in-law, I'm back!

For the last twelve months I've been too tired to be creative. Or so I thought. To paraphrase my lovely MIL, child-raising is an everyday exercise in creativity. Creatively working out how to make dinner when you only have an hour between arriving home from work, and crashing out in bed. Creative thinking when the baby does not follow the instructions written in the blog or book of your choice. Creating solutions when the cupboard is nearly bare, but the thought of dragging a baby to the supermarket makes you want to cry.

Honestly, I forgot the purpose of this blog. It's not to impress others with my sewing skills. It's not for blowing you away with my photography. It's not to serve as a resume for a future Masterchef appearance.

This blog - purely and simply - is an open diary of the creative things that I do when I'm not "working". So you won't find inventive household tips, or masterpieces of fashion design, or possibly anything that interests you at all!

But if I can help inspire you to do little things that take you outside of your day job, I'd be more than happy with that. Mainly I'm hoping to inspire myself.

With that said, I do like putting photos in my posts. Thus I shall provide a visual update on my past year or so!

12-weeks-pregnant me was very slim indeed. Uh, gym visits stopped shortly after this.
I did my own maternity shoot at 35 weeks. By then, my body was just a series of convex curves!
Fitting an entire nursery into less than 6m2 was a creative challenge, for sure.
Lucky I got the nursery done, because Max arrived a bit early due to my pre-eclampsia. Nugget is his best friend and protector.
My dad stayed to help for a few weeks after the birth, but only my sister took the trouble to wear matching clothes.
His grandad just calls him "Smiley". There are worse nicknames to have, for sure!


  1. Delightful. Nice you're back, thks for sharing the pics of such a wonderful part of your life.

    1. Thanks for reading! I love the maxi dress you shared recently on your blog, very swishy :-)

  2. Glad to see you're back! I hope you have some fun re-discovering the true purpose of your blog.

    Katie @ Katie Writes Stuff

  3. That amazing courage and honesty; Kat!-Kat is back. x. I look forward to reading more. Your adoring admirer No 1(after CJ, Max, Dog,...)


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