Monday, 4 April 2011

The wanderer returns...

...Um, yeah so I wasn't back before Christmas... or January... or February... or even March! So thank you for your patience if you have carried on following me or are a new follower.

Part of the reason for my absence is that my husband and I have separated and therefore I won't be living in this house too much longer, and this house has always been a big part of my blog! I also broke my ankle at the end of February on a "look I'm freeee!" night out, which has meant husband moving back in to look after me and the girls. Yep, it's awkward.


 Anyway, on a more positive note I have managed to make a couple of things to show you in the intervening time! Firstly one of my best friends was given a sewing tin for Christmas and asked me to give her some pins and cotton to go in it.


Never one to resist a challenge I decided to make my first pin cushion and a needle book along with a few other bits and pieces.Weirdly enough I chose to use the strawberry fabric before I found out the tin she was given also had strawberries on.


Everything's pretty simplistic but my friend was really pleased.

I also made a patchwork heart on the spur of the moment the other day. Lots of people have suggested that while I'm laid up with the cast on my leg that I should do more creative things, which I can see makes sense! Though I always struggle to make when I'm not happy so what with everything that's going on at the moment it has been a bit of a mental challenge. I am pleased with this though, and I think I will use it for a Facebook pay it forward that I signed up to months ago that needs to be completed this year.


Right, I think that will do for the time being, I will do my best not to leave it so long next time! Hope you are all doing well, love Mel xxx

34 comments:

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Mel,

Lovely to see you after such a time. Though sorry to hear of all the hard times you have been facing.

Love your new makes the pin cushion is gorgeous.

Inspiration can be hard when you are feeling low, so you have done well to work through it.

Hope there are brighter days ahead for you and your poor ankle gets better soon. Sending lots of virtual hugs (((()))).


MBB x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Welcome back!
You sound as though you have had plenty of reasons not to stop by, and I am so sorry that they were not the best reasons. Wish you all the best for the future whatever it brings and hope your ankle mends soon.
Your makes are lovely, try to keep at it as I know my sewing always cheers me up.
Adding my virtual hugs too!
Jenny xx

Miss Creativity said...

Oh dear I am so sorry to hear of your upset but I am sure things will right themselves given time. I love the little items you have made I am sure your friend was thrilled. You are welcome over on my blog anytime for a virtual cup of tea and a hug.
Take care, keep safe, be well
Beverley xx

summerfete said...

sorry to hear your news, and I'm sure braking your ankle must be a nightmare too.

good to see you are still making things, hopefully they will inspire you to continue :o)

take care
Clare

Taz said...

Glad my nagging worked and you're back ;)
xxx

a mermaids purse said...

oh lovely mel, love your blog, sorry to hear your news, must be difficult and with a healing foot
;0(...im a single mum, have been since my daughter was 4 months old (shes now 4)...glad to think your focusing on the things you love like making things, creating things, helps you challenge possitive thoughts...best wishes, hope your new life and new home work out well for you x

Jemm said...

Great to hear from you Mel. So sorry about your split up. I bet it's a really tough time for you right now.

Your things look lovely. Your hearts always make me smile. Take care now.

Poppy said...

About time too! Lovely to see you back Mel!

Lou xxx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ahhh welcome back hunny bun.
So sorry to hear what has been going on.
Sending you lots of love & hope your ankle is getting better.
Love
Alison
x

Florence and Mary said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear you've been having a hard time but it looks like your makes are as fabulous as always,

Victoria xx

Rose&Bird said...

Welcome back and sorry to hear what you've been going through. Feel free to drop me a email if you need to talk to someone.

Good to see that you've been able to make some things x

LoloDesigns said...

Welcome back! As the song goes, things can only get better, and I am sure they will. It will soon be warmer and brighter which cheers us all up no end doesn't it. Lolo x

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Welcome back - although I wish it wasn't because you've been having a tough time...

The makes are lovely as ever

Hope that life takes a turn up very soon...

Lx

Oooo word verication is luckybel- perhaps that is a sign!

Swirlyarts said...

Lots of busy times! Hope your ankle gets better soon.

LissyLou said...

oh no so sorry Mel. I knew about your leg from Facebook, but not the break up. hope you are doing ok ((()))

Peonies and Pennies said...

Glad to see you back, but so sorry to hear your bad news. Nice to see that you are focusing on the things that you enjoy. You need that psitive energy to get through the tough times (I know I've been there).

~c~

Debs said...

Welcome back! I know the feeling - I'm going through the same - house up for sale and everything, but looking forward to new beginnings. I'm also looking forward to getting my inspiration back!
Hope you are back on your feet soon and look forward to seeing more of your makes. xx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely to see you back blogging, and love the little patchwork heart!
Sorry to hear about the separation, know exactly how you feel,as I have been in that situation with two children, but everything will turn out ok in the end, it really will.
Hope your ankle is feeling better, and you can celebrate the removal of the plaster!!

Hugs ((( ))) xx

Sharon xx

kelly said...

Hi, I've been wondering what happened to ya??!!! I am sorry to hear about your difficult times. I really do find that making things is very therapuetic, hopefully you will too. Be strong and stay positive!

tea and cake said...

Hello there, Mel! Lovely to see you back in here - I did wonder where you were.
So sorry to hear about the break up - it can be a shite time, but you'll come through, I'm sure. Sending you loads of {Hugs} and best wishes for the future - and, hope we'll see a lot of you on here, we're coming on this journey with ya, you know! xx

Karens Hopes said...

I'm sad that you are having a rough time and I can relate to being unable to be creative when you are down I hope your life will settle soon and your poor ankle mends quickly.
Love Karen x

bibbitybob said...

I'm glad to see you back, but so sorry to hear your news. I hope it means a brighter future for you all :) x

Mary Poppins said...

Big hugs Mel xxxx

Chloe said...

I really did love your pressie, Mel! Thank you so much and loads of love. See you very soon :-D xxx

Slice of life said...

(((((((Massive hug))))))))

Glad to see you back. sorry to hear about everything. Much thoughts beaming your way!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Sorry about your split and about your ankle - a lot to cope with. You've been busy craft-wise - love the pin cushion. Look after yourself. Abby x

Clare said...

It's lovely to see you back x

Diane said...

Hi! Sorry things are not going well for you. Hope it all comes right in the end. xxxx

Lace hearts said...

You're certainly having such a rough time of it. I love your makes. Hope you're well on the mend. xxx

Aunty Bee said...

I have missed you Mel and your lovely blog. I'm sorry about your recent troubles, you have been sorely missed. I hope your feeling better ankle wise, and am pleased your making your lovely crafts again.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Sorry to hear about your circumstances. I have been through a marriage break up and understand what a difficult time you must be going through.
I hope that your ankle heals soon.
Isabelle x

Sheila said...

I hope that you get lots of creative things done during the time you're resting because of your ankle and your night out.
Hope all things in your life are getting on track and the way you want them.
x

peas and carrots said...

It's good to have you back. Sorry to hear your news.

Floss said...

Aw, Mel, thanks for your update. I did see on Facebook that you were suffering, but it really is lovely to see you here, although sad to hear your news. Best of British luck with the future! We'll be here for you!