Had a lovely work day on Tuesday. Holly was here and Glo visited too, it's been a couple months since we had everyone together. Then my friend Amanda visited in the evening, so I carried on pearling then too. Got close to a little bit of a flow. Whether with corsetmaking or horses or studying, … Continue reading Flow
So the year off hasn't been "off" enough! I want to finish current orders and perhaps one or two more of my favourites, then done. A proper rest from it. Which isn't to say that I wouldn't still be doing bits here and there, but that I want to take all pressure out of … Continue reading The final three for 2017?
It's the kind of weather that makes you want to buy a horse! Glorious sunshine and a gentle breeze. Oh, I just want to spend a month on a hill watching beasties... I genuinely might spend a summer month at my mum's this year, pretend I'm a student again, haha.The Exmoors at Sutton Park gave us … Continue reading Sunshine
Where to begin... This week has been amazing. By Day Three of the equine dissection (Friday) I was feeling much less shy, but also feeling sad. It was over already! I don't even know where to begin writing about the experience since so much knowledge and thoughtfulness has been shared over the past few days. Everyone had … Continue reading Curiosity/Seeking
Over two weeks since I last wrote, apologies! Have been up North. Family, house clearing (many bonfires, much stuff to throw away) , and a quick visit to Glasgow with John. Busy but good! Much horsey fun had. Viewed a beastie for sale over near Carlisle. A very worried soul who needs someone quiet and patient, but … Continue reading Moot Boot!
I was watching a video the other day about development of skill. It had two especially interesting points to make. First, the science of this topic has concluded... there is no such thing as a plateau. If you're not improving, you're sliding backwards! That's depressing. But the flipside of it is that progression can be very … Continue reading On Mastery
So I'm sitting in Costa attempting to make use of their wifi (it isn't working) and mulling over my "year off". It seems wild that the first quarter of the year has already passed. I've ticked many tasks and goals off my list, but the couture corsetry side has been moving slowly. A year likely isn't … Continue reading Quarters
A good productive day, in the end, which surprised me. I slept the sleep of someone who is deeply knackered... Apart from when Cat woke me up by bringing a live rat aboard and letting it go. The damn thing has gotten into the walls and was scratching around somewhere near my head during the night. … Continue reading Pleasant surprises
I am just so run down. Have massively messed up my iron intake these last few weeks and it's caught up with me. Today, volunteering, I was putting ponies away and when putting Bobby away, opened the door of the portaloo (which is next to his stable) and thought, "nope, horse won't fit in there..." … Continue reading Driving lesson number four
Someone shared this video on Facebook today and, since it describes a large part of the sentiment behind Where Angels Fear to Tread (our curated corsetry project from 2016) I thought you might enjoy it. I've spoken about this topic many times before. I meet dozens and dozens of would-be corsetmakers who, even if they … Continue reading Foolishness, curiosity, and books.