|Posted on November 24, 2016 at 9:10 AM|
Some may have noticed that the site has not been updated so much this year. There has been a reason for that. Unfortunately, my dear, wonderful Mum passed away earlier in the year after a very difficult period of around three years, during which she deteriorated greatly. I have not felt inspired to do much since then as I am sure many would understand.
Most, if not all of my craft projects were made with her in mind and all of them got paraded in front of her for approval. She was a wonderful Mum and enjoyed seeing anything and everything that was shown to her often showing great enthusiasm and keen to have a go herself, even if she was unable to. Being left unable to talk and paralysed after a massive stroke, she still communicated with her eyes and a lopsided smile and having been a big crafter herself when she was able, she loved to be shown all the new ideas on the website.
I had to have a long hard think about whether I wanted to return to making things, with the dust gathering on my craft tools over the past months. In the days immediately after she passed, I received some cryptic messages in the form of odd coincidences, which I now feel to be her trying to communicate with me.
At a very low point, only a day or two afterwards, I received an advertising email for a book with the very obvious wording 'Crafting heals the Soul'. There were other quite clear messages too and I was comforted by this, although I could not imagine ever wanting to make anything every again. It has taken this long for me to decide to gradually return and pick up my scissors again. The enthusiasm is definitely not as it was but I wanted to make some projects almost as a message back to her, to tell her that I am ok. I will be posting these up over the next few days.
Anyway, I really hope you enjoy following the Christmas projects this year, There are only a few of them but I have stuck with it and did have some fun creating things to share with you, so I hope you are able to make some of them yourself and please do take the time to comment below if you feel you would like to.