If we were having coffee then I would tell you that I have been spending a little time updating the design of this blog and Craft Owl Blog. I think I have found the best way of displaying my posts now. Best of all, if you look at the sidebar, you will notice a mini display of the other blog, which I hope will drive more traffic and make the link between the two blogs more obvious and coherent.
Maybe we would also talk about the weather. I would complain that it has been too dark to take good photographs for my blog! Did you have snow this week? There has been some here on the higher ground.
If you asked me what craft projects I was making then I could tell you that I finished my hot water bottle cover, but the seaside blanket is on pause. I am trying to finish a scarf for my friend. My husband gave up waiting for his scarf and went out and bought a fleece snood.
I am trying hard to reduce my screen time and increase my time spent handwriting. Can you suggest some journal prompts, or questions you would like me to answer? Comment on this post, or contact me via the link below:https://mariexceline.wordpress.com/contact/
Shall we talk about Marie Kondo?
How many of the things you possess “spark joy” as Marie (cool name, eh?) suggests they should? If you are a collector, then it is likely that everything sparks joy … I am going to have to find another way of determining what I need to keep! I am going to concentrate on tidying up and putting things into some kind of order instead.
The thing about decluttering is that it is fine if you are genuinely never going to need the item again … I have some pens that I bought about 20 years ago and they still work. I have been using them in my journal and they are excellent (look out for a review of them at a later date). When I looked on Amazon to see what other colours were available, individual pens are selling for up to £50! Imagine if I had got rid of those pens and then regretted it and wanted to replace them. I certainly did not pay that to buy them in the first place.
Am I back to blogging every day?
No, not yet. I needed a break to do other things. Writing a blog post can be quick, but promoting that post takes a lot of time and energy, which I don’t have at the moment. What worked for me in 2018 doesn’t work for me at this time, but that’s ok. I am still going to post a few times a week and comment on the blogs I read.
Hope you have all had a great weekend, see you again soon!