work in progress

cells, originally uploaded by tanisalexis.

the title to this post could be a song for the soundtrack of my life. it’s where I’m at most days, but particularily in the field of creativity.
I’ve said it all too many times so I won’t continue with it, but time eludes me. I am gaining quite a bit more balance with life now that my wee one is 9 months old. there is finally a chance to understand that crazy word: ‘routine’ that all those baby advisors tell you about from day 1. and trust me, it wasn’t easy. both the wee one and myself had to figure lots of things out before we fell into the lap of ‘routine’. I can understand now why people talk about it so much when parenthood arrives..it’s so much easier to maintain a little bit of sanity when ‘routine’ is kicking around!!

so I’ve had some wonderful people approach me about some custom orders in the last few months. these are understanding, loving and appreciative people who know what I do, love what I do, and respect these moments of crazy that a new mom occasionally has. it’s a beautiful thing.
above is a photo of a current ongoing project on my hands. I call them cells. more like, big, fuzzy, wooly stitched circles on circles. a perfect pile of creative projects that I can pick up when time allows.. stitching an edge, adding a little flair, or tacking on more cirles…the person who has requested them had left colours up to me which is a nice bonus. They would like about a dozen, so I’ve cut out more than I need and maybe if I have some leftover from the order, I can post them into my shop later on. (which is a whole other story about time management! hey, this is progress, friends!! hahaha!)

more soon! xo

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2 responses to “work in progress

  1. Love the dress. I’ve wanted to felt a dress for quite some time, but haven’t ironed out all of the details yet.

    I used to do art projects while our son was napping. He was a great napper and I loved that quiet time of the day…Loved the noisy times, too, most of the time:-) Each stage is an adventure and always a balancing act to make time for oneself and family (and occasional vacuuming of the house. Our son is almost 15 years old now, so whole new set of adventures:-)

    Thanks for sharing.
    Dawn

  2. They look lovely Tanis! Good luck with the life-work/motherhood-creating balance. I guess that’s a long-term work-in-progress. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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