Hello! Happy New Year! How are you? I hope you are well. The end of last year did not go to plan for me but the start of this year has been much much better! I have been easing myself into the year, taking it slow and doing lots of dreaming and thinking. There were lots of things I feel I didn't achieve last year so I hope I can do them this year instead. One thing I have learnt throughout this pandemic is that things can quite quickly become out of our control, and that is really difficult to deal with. Whilst I have been planning this year a little bit, I am really going to try to just take a day at a time. Last year I felt like each time I said I was going to release a pattern or make a video, I didn't do it for reasons out of my control. So this year it's just a day at a time for me.
As well as planning and thinking through lots of my ideas for my sewing projects this year, I have actually been working a lot out in my garden. Whilst I was unwell leading up to Christmas (not covid) I did a lot of thinking about what I want my garden to be like this year. Last year we got rid of the dangerously deep pond and overgrown plants that were in one corner of the garden and I began to create the rose garden of my dreams over there. In the other far corner, I want it to be more of a working garden where I can grow cut flowers and vegetables. I have my name down for an allotment because we have some allotments that are just three minutes walking distance away from my back gate. However the waiting list is really long and it could be five years before a plot is available. So hopefully I can create a mini allotment in my garden. My Dad has been helping me to put the base in place for my greenhouse and I am super excited about that. Don't worry, my blog is not going to become gardening focused but you may see bits from time to time if my plans work out. Nature, and flowers in particular, are my main source of inspiration when it comes to my sewing. I can't describe the feeling I get when I see beautiful flowers in the sunshine, it is something that is fundamental to my wellbeing that is for sure. I am hoping that between working on my sewing projects and working out in the garden, I can start to feel more positive during the day whilst my little boy is at school because this is still a transition that I am struggling with if I am honest.
As well as making more sewing videos for Youtube this year, I also want to spend more time writing here. I absolutely love writing, I find it really relaxing and enjoyable and I am so grateful to everyone who stops by to read my blog. So all being well, I hope to write here once a week, even if it's just a short lifestyle piece to show you what I am getting up to. There will of course be the usual tutorials and sewing content, that definitely isn't going anywhere. I have a monthly newsletter that you can sign up for if you would like. I usually share a recap of what I have been doing that month, along with any new things that are happening. The sign up for can be found at the bottom of the home page.
Thank you ever so much. Take care and I hope to see you soon,
About the Author
My name is Emma and I love all things sewing, especially EPP. My little blog is the place where I document what I'm making. I hope you enjoy reading what I'm up to! All opinions are my own and I only share things that I think you will love. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.