- Aunty Mum
- The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I've spent the past year working crazy hours, raising three children (who are gorgeous by the way), studying theology part-time and trying to help care for an aging and ill parent. Finally the serotonin levels got alarmingly low, my folks made the family doctor give me a call and the rest, as they say, is history.
Isn't it strange how we don't view mental illness in others as weakness but when it comes to judging ourselves it's a very different story. So I've decided to suck it up, be honest and embrace the very different person I am these days. But one thing that hasn't changed is my love of craft. I'd almost forgotten how cathartic and restful it is to create something beautiful. So I introduce Dr. Baxter Bunny. I had a week off work last week and it was school holiday time. Thankfully the weather was just awful so we hung out in our pajamasaround the dining room table and just enjoyed being inactive. A neighbour of my parents is expecting their first grandchild and Mum asked me to make something. I was going to throw together the bog standard crochet blanket until I saw Primrose on Mary Jane's Tearoom. I just had to make the bunny using yarns left over from jumpers for the children. As he came to life he stopped being Primrose and became a personality all of his own. Yes, he was difficult to give away but he brought me so much love and peace that I know he'll do the same for Baby Charlie (who was born today).
So the bug for making little friends for my children and anyone else who wants them is underway. I have a dining table currently covered in yarns and patterns and other paraphernalia and I'm just loving it. I'm currently making a Tea Room Doll for Janae. I'm not entirely happy with her as I couldn't find the gorgeous hair yarn, but Janae loves her even though she has, as yet, no arms and legs. Following that I'm going to be making Just Jen's cat for Kayley. So hopefully I'll be back with some more shares.
Now I need to keep going for another 15 minutes. I need to be very disciplined these days and get to bed on time and I'm into a fabulous book by Ann Cleeves - murder mysteries set in the Shetland Isles. I treated myself to a Kindle about a year ago and I've read more books since getting it than I have in the past four years. Best investment ever.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. xx