So much to blog about but then again, what should I actually blog about?!
What I am making these days seems so boring, my craft room doesn't look exciting, my new neighbourhood lacks of the charm my former one seemed to burst with... I'll do it anyway and start at the beginning, where I picked up crafting after the big move.
I did feel a little overwhelmed by the whole relocation because we had to go through and pack so much stuff. Our old place was filled to the brim and things seemed to become more and more when we pulled them out of closets and shelves... horrible. Having to deal with a small space should make you be more selective and less attached to things instead of letting you become a champion in squeezing stuff into every little corner of your home.
So after I finally had get rid of a lot and moved what I wanted to keep, I felt tired of everything that seemed detailed, embellished or complex. Simple was what I was longing for. So when I first started crafting again, I stitched together some very plain coasters and mats for different purposes. Mostly by hand, because it seemed obvious to make something with the fewest efforts in order to slow down and regain some serenity.
Pretty unspectacular, the whole process and the result.
Just what I needed.
Oh, and all went into use directly, not lingering around somewhere before being photographed... I am trying to not waste time or material by waiting for the right moment anymore. Life's too short.