Friday, 31 May 2013

Lovely life of me!

I  always blog loads of words, today I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the photos and quotes from my life

My Susie trike

Penny Lane

Truly outdoor fair

Snapped on the bus

Dotty makes

my fairs

my inspiration

Joanne Jones bonkers friend

My true love
Have a fabulous weekend, your amazing just the way you are, mucho love Dotty <3 i="">

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

What to do?

I've been going through lots of changes in my mind these past couple of weeks, I have started reading the magic by Rhonda Byrne and putting into practise the gratitude and positive thought processes. If you've not heard of "magic" then I ask you first go to you tube and watch "the secret" by Rhonda Byrne, it really will change your life. I have also been watching videos on self discipline, I struggle with focusing on one task and following it through to the end so these videos have helped me.
I'm not sure if its the creative brain or this happens to all people but I find my mind wandering from one idea to the next, always thinking of all the different things I can do. Trying so many varying things and leaving a trail of unfinished things behind me.
I want instant results. This is hard for me to realise that it doesn't happen really, maybe I have too many things going on in my life, I'm a mum, home edder, run a shop, organise fairs, make clothes and crafts to sell, try to grow veg, look after chickens, keep 2 blogs and a webpage ( is it any wonder I'm always sporadic at posting ) Facebook, twitter, Instagram. I have 3 different emails for different things, my phone never stops ringing. Plus all the other things in normal life.
Now don't get me wrong I am grateful for my wonderful life, I'm so grateful that I have so much going on, I'm grateful that I have all the things, outlets and friends that I do.
I'm just expressing my self to try and work through my issues of time and get some order in my head.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? What do you do when this feeling takes over? I would love to hear from you lovely readers xx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

tri monthly catch up!!

Yes, I know I've not posted again for ages, my poor readers I am terribly sorry, life just gets in the way and trying to keep up with facebook, instagram, twitter, shop, life, mum duties, fair organising, looking after pets, home and garden, blah blah takes so much time my poor blog gets left out.
I have been busy working at my shop since my shop partner dropped out, I nearly closed down but things have picked up and for the moment I'm staying open, its pretty hard work being there and away from the family as I miss them loads but on the upside I have a sewing room so I can create whilst I'm there, I'm currently working on a new range of Dotty Wear, I can't wait for it to be finished so I can share it.

I'm also busy organising another vintage and handmade fair for June, I have a smaller outdoors/indoors one at Catforth village hall on June 2nd and the large venue of the winter gardens on June 29th - 30th.

I have other ideas and things in the pipeline too but sometimes it all seems to much, some days I would love to potter around the gardens, read a book or just watch romantic films without the constant guilt feeling that I should be doing something else, being self employed is blumming hard work sometimes, theres ever really a day off as such until your rather rich but then the bigger you become the more demands are put on you. Any way I'm so grateful for all the opportunities given to me and I do love having so many things to do, I'm not moaning about it just expressing myself. Have you got any tips for me to time manage more effectively?

Can I share this too, I have just read a blog post on Galleries, studios, theatre and it is so apt, I could of written it myself! do you know I could of written this myself, its so wonderful that she shared these thoughts because she is right we do fake it a lot, I think if more of us opened up then less of us would feel like we have to pretend. x