Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This is...where I'm going, and where I've beanie...

Oh, and a 100th post giveaway announcement!!!. Did I forget to mention that in the title? Sorry, but I can never resist a bad pun title - and I just couldn't work the giveaway in. I'm actually going to do the giveaway in the next post - but seeing as though this post is the big number 100, it seems right that I should mention it here...Anyway, check my next post (coming about 30mins after this one :P) for more info on this.


I'm bundling a few things up into the free-styling this is...theme this week. And I also want to take the opportunity to say thanks to Angela from Three Buttons for hosting, as I'm pulling out for a while. I may return, but I definitely won't be around for next week's...

So back to explaining this title. Firstly. Where I'm going. Well - away for a little bit. Ok, not really away - I guess what I'm really doing is detoxing. From internet overload. With everything so busy at the moment, I am finding that the time I spend on this blog, on Etsy and Flickr, and reading and commenting on other people's blogs, is just becoming excessive. I need to 'cleanse' my personal operating system (so to speak), so I'm going to try limiting my time on the computer to a bit in the morning, and a bit in the evening for a couple of weeks.


So please excuse my absence - I am hoping I will still be able to keep up with reading my bloglines - but I may just lurk more than usual, so please excuse my lack of commenting. And I won't be updating this space for a bit.....well that is the plan anyway. Let's see if I can actually do it - I mean goodness, it's only two weeks I'm aiming for. I am hoping it will give me a little much needed mental space, and help me to focus on actually 'doing' things, rather than reading or writing about them. I'm also hoping to make a bit of a dint in my fabric stash and pump a few things out. I have so many ideas and things I want to do, but it is so hard to find time. After that, I envisage that I will bounce back into cyberspace pumped and ready to start saying hello again :)


Whew, so the second part of the title. Where I've been. In two words - going mad. Well, not really - just busy. Kids' birthdays, Etsy orders, visiting relatives, and the odd bit of knitting has kept me well and truly out of trouble. Remember the gorgeous yarn I bought ages ago? Well I finally did make that beanie, and as it turns out it was really easy and I LOVE it.


Only problem is that it is a bit small for me. But perfect for Lee, and he loves it. For some reason he has decided to call it his 'genie hat' (I have no idea why). Now I just have to make another one, but with bigger needles, and maybe just a few more rows in the middle.

I've also been making brooches and hair clips for the shop (see images above), as they are little things I can do while multitasking (unlike sitting at a sewing machine).

So bye-bye for just a little while (a whole two weeks - I know, I sound pathetic don't I?). And don't forget to check my very next post (which will be immediately following this one) for the giveaway details. I figured it would be much easier if the giveaway had a post of its own. This post is getting well and truly long enough.

Adios amigos

Bec

8 comments:

thetinylittlegirl said...

good luck in staying away from the net, i know i couldn't possibly do it!

perhaps you can complete the tag i just gave you on my blog when you return ;-)

love your work!

Jodie said...

Hi bec, the balance is so hard isn't it? I hope you find what works best for you. I sometimes get so tied up in "keeping up" with bloglines and blogs and comments that I have no tme to do anything to blog about. LOL.

Bird Bath said...

I know exactly how you feel.It's all very engrossing BUT there's also the real world out there...
I keep telling myself there are worse addictions :P

The beanie is so cute and doesn't genie rhyme with beanie? Congrats on the big 100!!
p.s. love those punny titles

BigCat said...

I'll miss you but look forward to seeing you real soon. I can relate. I have just been thinking lately how much time I spend blogging and how it feels a bit all consuming some times. I was glad to read your post because it made me realise that I really do need to address the balance.

Paula Weston said...

Enjoy the detox Bec. Hopefully, like dietary detoxes, it will bring perspective and enable you to better appreciate the things you enjoy most - and in healthier doses! (Not that I'm saying your internet use is unhealthy, just trying to make a clever analogy ... I think I'll stop now before I bury myself in this hole).
Enjoy your breathing space.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I'll miss you too but look forward to seeing (reading) you once you get back. I must say, this blogging thing can start to take up a LOT of time and your detox is a good idea. Might have to do one myself soon.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oh, forgot to say, love the brooches, clips and "genie hat".

Twinkle Star Art said...

Congrats on your 100th post Bec. I love your clever title and your very cute brooches, clips and gorgeous beanie. Totally know where you're coming from being another 'time poor' Mum trying to find that perfect balance :-) cheers, Amanda