So much has been happening in the last few weeks, I have no idea where the time's gone. The best news is that we have another new family member, my great nephew Charlie was born on 23rd July. Here's the birth sampler I designed for him, the elephants are trumpeting a welcome!
Here's the young man himself - and of course I am totally biased, but he's brilliant. I am not really good around tiny babies, but Charlie is great, he was handed to me and promptly went to sleep. Granty Jules is very impressed. Even Grunkle Andy held him - and that is no mean feat!I
Life is really changing for me. I have realised that I must make changes to keep healthy. I need a change of direction. A year working at home on my own has made me realise how much I miss the interaction with people I took for granted in my career in the environmental sector. For many years I was a mentor and counselled colleagues in an informal capacity, and I had thought about becoming a formal counsellor. In the autumn I take my first steps by beginning a degree in Psychology.
I will still do the textile/art work I love, but I have to ration the sitting down, and it will need to be much more hobby status. I racked my brains for something creative I could do mainly standing up - and which might be saleable. My niece gave me an idea. Although I don't think I have ever blogged about it, I love to cook and bake. In the 80's I made lots of celebration cakes. I've made some wedding and anniversary cakes as one offs in the last few years. When I met Andy I stopped baking as he doesn't like cake (and I would be the size of a small whale if I baked every week!) The short of it is I have taken up sugar craft again and have also started baking for our local Country Market.
Here's my first tiny cake with a wee fairy and some traditional iced fairy cakes. This could be a whole new thing - Dolls in Sugar!!!