Hello? Helloo-ooo? Is anyone out there? I've been gone an entire month (and lets face it, was frequently absent before that), so I'll just assume I'm talking to myself!
(I suppose I should change "a fresh slice of crafty" to "a slice of old stale crafty")
The length of my departure was unplanned, but very necessary! The transition from our first home to a temporary apartment and finally to a new house is finally complete. After months of planning and imagining and anxiously waiting, we were able to move in a week ago! While the whole process was actually relatively quick in the scheme of things, it still felt like an eternity (also, moving 2 weeks before Christmas is a blast, I tell ya!).
Having a place to call our own is certainly a blessing that we don't take for granted. While the apartment was nice (way better than the 500 square foot place we had when first married!), it still didn't feel like home. Knowing that we would only be there 4-5 months, I chose not to do any decorating or "nesting" at all, and instead made due with the bare necessities.
While that plan was certainly the most practical, it did have a major downfall: my creative side died! (oh the horror!)
The good news is that it seems to be reviving itself (freshly painted walls seem to awaken it!); I find myself wanting to, no needing to make something, anything with my hands. I look forward to sharing again!
Check back this week and I will try post a few pics of our new home, and as the new year starts, hopefully something crafty!
Thanks for hangin' with me!