Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Returning After A Long Hiatus...

Have you ever wished for a "break?"  A chance to just walk away from your life to find yourself?  Sometimes, if we are lucky enough, we get a chance to do just that.  For me, it was a hard decision to leave behind a job that I loved, people that I cared about, and a profession in a field I had always dreamed about being in.  But I was stretched too far, broken in so many places.  I had lost who I was.  My family was hurting on the inside.  And so, I took a break.

Fast foward 4 months.  Reconnecting with my son this summer has been the greatest gift in my life.  I can honestly say this has been the best summer of my life.  We've gone on trips, we've gone to the ocean, we've gone to the movies and the drive-in, we've kayaked, gone on picnics, taken long nature walks, been to amusement parks, sailed on tall ships, planted a garden, and through it all, we've gotten closer than we've ever been.  My greatest gift has been falling in love with my boy, all over again.
He makes my heart melt!

Now that I have re-organized my life, I'm getting ready to jump back into the crafting scene.  My love of crafting extends way beyond paper, and now I have the time to dedicate to all my crafty desires.  I will be launching (or re-launching?) my two crafty companies...Canterbury Village and Just Scrappin' Happy this fall.   Just Scrappin' Happy will showcase my love for scrappy goodness and all things paper.  Canterbury Village will be my home for stitchery, wood, pillows, prim and more.  I hope you'll follow me along on my crafting adventures...I'm excited to return to the craft scene!  It's been long overdue! 

Here's a sneak peek of what I started working on today:

Tea dyed grunge tags, complete with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  These beauties will be pinned to my pumpkin pillows.  The muslin is soaking a a bath of tea as we speak!  Get ready friends...I'm back in the saddle again! 


Lee Ann Doherty said...

welcome back my friend, you've been missed! I smiled reading about your journey..it is one decision you'll never regret!

Anonymous said...

lookit you, gettin' yer ducks all in a row! =D weeeee!

Sue King said...

I am gonna cry....but first I need to know what "prim" is.