It’s terrible isn’t it? First I’m back, then I’m not, then I am again, then I’m not again. It’s like a yoyo I’m going through with this blog, and with my life.
This year – 2015, hasn’t been a great year so far – and it’s nearing the end of June already – this year really flew by.
So many tragic events took place this year – the crash of an Air Asia plane in early Jan (actually it was late December 2014), another crash by a german plane – this time it was because the co-pilot wanted to take his own life, and that of everyone on that plane. It’s a case of bad luck for those people onboard, isn’t it? Good grief.
Then there was this sinking of the ferry carrying more than 400 people, mainly elderly people from China – almost all died. And before that was the earthquake in Sabah, that killed a number of people, including 2 teachers and 7 primary 6 students from Tanjong Katong Primary School. That one really pained my heart. I cannot imagine what the parents of these children are going through now, I cannot imagine what the principal of that school is going through, and I cannot imagine what these 7 students were going through seconds before they knew (or didn’t know) that they were going to die. They were only 12 years old – so so painful to think of this.
And in march was Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s passing – that one made me sob every single day during the mourning period of 7 days.
I saw a dead body. Enough said on that.
I have not been crafting much this year. I made a decision in the latter part of last year, to stop accepting sewing orders from then till maybe the end of this year. This is so that I can concentrate more on Ethan and his studies.
But with that stopped, I have not had much luck in selling my existing sewing projects. Basically people prefer to buy their items custom made, rather than items I have made. I can understand that, though I wish it weren’t the case. There are people who embrace custom orders as these orders challenge us to make things that are not in our comfort zone.
But for me, I am lousy at coping with things not within my comfort zone, therefore all these years, I have not been able to be totally relaxed with custom orders, infact, they stress me out no end. In the end, I find sewing very stressful and not fun at all, something which I didn’t forsee will happen.
I have since not sewn much this year, except for the month of march where I had this sudden urge to sew, after seeing a video on quilts.
But the urge died down soon after, and I have not been sewing since.
I was also in crocheting from last November till april – kept crocheting and crocheting non-stop – I just couldn’t stop. But I did stop – for 2 months already. So fickle I am right? I cannot stand myself sometimes.
What hasn’t really died down is scrapbooking and papercrafting. And it looks like it’s here to stay for a while at least, as I am now interested in projecting life-ing on a weekly basis, scrapbooking my trips – still, making paper related gifts for people, and making cards. I also hope (for the past 8 years actually) that one day I will be noticed by an American scrapbook company who will want me on their design team. With that in mind, I am trying to polish up my scrapping, cardmaking etc.
I started loving scrapbooking in June 2005, and I am STILL doing it today, though not as fervently as before, and my style has evolved over the years, BUT I still love this hobby – amazing right? There was a time when I thought otherwise, but I am very wrong, obviously.
I am very active on Instagram (@somersetdevon), less on facebook (I mainly post images of my work) now. As for this blog – I am going to try to keep it alive. :)
Thanks for sticking around – am very grateful. Hope I will be back soon. Do I sound hopeful? :)