Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Feeling naked....!

Its a funny old feeling when you put your life out onto the internet for everyone to see. As a quite private person, putting myself and my work 'out there' has felt kinda odd, sort of like being naked in public. Finding out that people you know have read your blog is truly weird ! The urge to scuttle away back to my comfy little anonymous nest is HUGE but i know i have to brazen it out and get over the awkwardness if i want Forget-me-not-blue to be what i have always wanted it to be. 

When you make things for a living a lot of yourself goes into each creation. The ideas spring from your own imagination and each little stitch is made by your own hand. When you see your lovely things finished and ready to sell it makes your heart flutter with pride that you yourself have taken some fabric, buttons, ribbon and thread and created something someone may treasure. This is the beauty of handmade things, they are made with love...............................................Love Karen x 

P.S. you can find me putting myself  'out there' on Facebook as 'forget-me-not-blue' and Instagram as 'forgetmenothome'

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Life Behind the Little Blue Door

Two major things happened in my house yesterday. The oven door fell right off its hinges in the middle me cooking tea and, almost simultaneously, i launched my little fledgling business, www.forgetmenotblue.co.uk, out into the big wide interwebby world. 

These two events pretty much sum up my life. On the one hand i am 'Mummy' to two gorgeous girlies, Bethany and Isobel (and Daisy, our tiny dog), doing what mums do day in, day out and loving every bit of it but on the other hand i am 'Karen', a quiet soul, a dreamer and a compulsive creator of pretty things. Somehow, the two sides of me merge into one slightly frazzled being who bimbles through life trying to keep hearth and home together.

Home is where my heart is. It is not just where my little family lives but also where i work and where friends come for coffee and cake and a natter. Our *ahem* compact, 2 up 2 down, back-to-back house is awash with buttons, ribbon, fabric, music and laughter. I often wonder what our neighbours must think about the goings on in the little house with the blue door ! Obviously, as with anyone else's life, things are not always rosy here but i would like this to be my happy place where i can write about the lovely things in my life and push the not so lovely things to the back of my mind, just for a little while.

I have no idea if anyone will read my blog but, as with my home, the door will always be open and visitors are very welcome...................Love Karen x