In the midst of this crazy fortnight, there has been one sane stress-free crafting interlude. For a little while, I'd been keeping my eyes on the class lists at a new crafty shop in Oxford - Darn it & Stitch. Autumnal felting caught my eye. Well, if truth be told, felting for Christmas caught my eye, but was already full up. Such is the popularity of Jo's wonderful business venture.
But Autumnal felting turned out to be just perfect - Amanda, the lovely tutor, taught us how to make little felted acorns, and some flat felt which got turned into a beaded flower corsage. And then, a mushroom, which I have big plans for and promise to show you when it is done.
And as soon as a little pocket of time appears at the end of this week, I'm planning to get going on some ideas of my own that have been simmering away on the mental back burner. So often what we would like to do gets trampled in the scrum of what we must get done. More so when your own projects lack an external deadline and end up being leapfrogged by things which seem more essential.
But making for pure pleasure is one of life's joys (my life, anyway) and that is worth prioritizing. Even if it is just one acorn at a time.