Were any of you around back when people used to start new blogs/LiveJournals/Myspace profiles with a "Hello world!" post? Or was that just me? 🤣

Over the years I've ventured online numerous times, each time with a slightly different purpose. Now that I am in my thirties (yikes!), with a job and a very lively toddler, I wanted a space to explore and track my many crafty hobbies.

When Covid-19 reared its ugly head back in March and a lot of us suddenly found ourselves spending less time commuting and more time parenting, I sadly didn't turn into a domestic goddess, as much as I would have liked to. Instead, I quickly realised that if I wanted to stay remotely sane, I needed to find some pastimes beyond binge-watching teen dramas on Netflix in pyjamas.

I have very few acquaintances who share the same interests--as much as I've tried enthusing the husband with my latest vintage sewing pattern finds--which is where the internet comes in handy. It turns out that there is a buzzing community of makers on YouTube, Instagram (my rabbit hole of choice) and Facebook. Not to mention the many amazing blogs I have stumbled upon during late nights looking up and studying sewing, weaving, or crocheting techniques.

If anything, I hope that this blog encourages me to spend more time making, because creating is truly therapeutic. As much as I procrastinate because I'm an insufferable perfectionist and like to hide behind my fear of failure, I do really enjoy the process of making something when I do pluck up the courage.

During the making of this blog:
  • I consumed an entire 24-pack of Coke Zero (#notsponsored, just addicted)
  • I refreshed this page exactly 1,506 times whilst I was coding it
  • the husband watched a dozen football matches when I was hiding away in my office ignoring him
If by some miracle you happen to stumble upon this blog, I would love for you to leave a comment with a link to your own blog or Instagram below!


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