My very first post was published 7 years ago today on this blog! Which means, Happy 7th Blogiversary for me and my little space!
Seven years ago I was on the cusp of major change. Life was on hold and uncertain, dreams on a leash, hopes aflame. I decided to start this website as an outlet and therapy, to stay true to myself and my interests, and to document the process.
I have written 280 posts since. This is the 281st. Not a lot. I don’t know exactly how many things I’ve made since the beginning – while most posts are about completed work, some contained multiple projects. It doesn’t matter, as long as I enjoyed it. And I did, have, and still am.
There is no itch at all to stop crafting! I might have jumped from one medium to another (stamping/cardmaking/scrapbooking/papercraft/sewing/dressmaking etc), but I still savour the joy of creative pursuits. Productivity decreases as life gets busy and responsibilities increase, but hey, this is just a hobby of mine after all. I’m grateful to have had the luxury of time and resources to make what I have made, to have my beloved family and friends to gift to, and to have met like-minded people (and if you are reading this, thank you).
My inspiration: my late mother! I have mentioned her a few times here, and although she had been away from me for most of my life (lovingly watching over me from above), I aspire to live creatively and courageously like she had.
Life lessons gained from looking at her pictures:
Miss you, Mami.
Here’s to seven years and beyond.