Going Within >>>

Ive been finding myself lately retreating back within myself.  My head feels full and my body feels sluggish.  Not because Im super busy, Im really not.  I think its more of the transitionings happening within myself, are making me process a bit slower than usual.  There have been so many days I almost got on here and poured my heart out, but something keeps me from doing so.  Ive been finding myself quieter than usual and a bit more spacey.  Spacey as in... just staring off and getting lost in thought easily.  Well, and doing things like putting the butter in the cupboard instead of the fridge, so really I guess just spacey!  It took me 4 days just to order vitamins... simply b/c I could not focus long enough to do so.  Things like that.  Im really getting kind of tired of it, but at the same time, trying to honor it as I feel it.  I thought this photo above from my recent lookbook was appropriate... I feel like Im hiding in the shadows right now.  In my own way, quieting down, not worrying about being driven, taking extra time out, honor the season of the north.  I think my foggyness is due to the little amount of time I allowed myself in the past.  Im here.  Learning to be more present within myself.  Struggling at times.  But that is okay.  Ill keep practicing.


A few thoughts...

There are times, where it is really quiet around here.  In this new house, next to no one we know, especially while James is at work.  I usually fill the house up with song during these times.  And moments like now, when I dont, remind me of how isolated my life really feels sometimes.  I have some of the best friends in the world a girl could ask for, so dont get me wrong when I say this, but sometimes I wish I had a few more real life friendships that I could participate in more regularly.  Some that enjoyed coming over to my house and making stuff with me or watching girly movies with me.  I wish some of my online friendships could be real life ones.  Even some of my real life friendships, I feel so out of touch with at times.  Some I havent seen in ages.  I know its most likely my own fault, for being so busy all of the time.  Does anyone else who crafts for a living ever feel this way? 

One of my favorite new pairings of garments is my hubby's tee pee tank top with my crochet doily vest... perfect!

Miss Violet Mae lounging in her chair looking out the window.  I have so many photos to share of her that I have taken this week, I got some really precious ones.  Im afraid this little blog of mine just might turn into a dog blog soon, ha ha!

A while back we were at the craft store getting a few supplies and I was on the stamp isle and James spotted this little owl and got so excited about it!  So we got it just for him to use on his Skyline Fever packages.  He was very pleased to use it the other day for the first time.  How cute is that?

Ive been collecting these beautiful little tri-colored feathers from my little birdie Nico for a long time.  I have a few stored up for a new necklace for my Roots and Feathers shop, its going to be quite adorable!!!  Cant wait.

I found my macrame owl my Nanna gave me, her mother made it!  I love it so much.  It now hangs in my kitchen holding one of my favorite vintage aprons (which I collect)... So cute!  Thank you again Nanna for giving it to me!

For the next 9 days, I have to really watch my internet usage or we are going to go over again!  Which is going to be hard b/c I have so much I want to share, along with some features and giveaways to do this week.  I just have to choose wisely what I can look at.  Its hard not even being able to read some of my favorite blogs on a consistent basis for fear of going over our usage.  

One last thing, I have a favor to ask of you.  Please go to this site and vote for my work to be featured, you must chose 'yes, definitely' for it to count.  Our amount of bills this month due to Violet's vet bill and our internet crazyness is a bit outrageous, so this is like my last resort thing to do.  It will give anyone who buys a voucher from them just over 50% off things in my shop.  It will be alot of work for alot less $$$, but should generate enough sales to cover these bills.  I kind of knew something would happen since we just bought a house and now have a bigger monthly payment, but this was a bit more than expected for our second month here.  So it would help alot if you just voted for me!  Thank you.  Even if you dont want to buy anything from my shop, you may want to sign up with this site, its a great place to find deals from many etsy sellers!