I've been so bad about blogging over the last couple of years. Ill health in the form of depression and other more physical problems have had a lot to do with it, but the depression and "Can't be bothered syndrome" has been the worst. I feel a bit better than I have been, but I've lost all enthusiasm in making cards. I haven't lost the enthusiasm to buy card making items, I must have the biggest stash of unused dies in England I think, but actually MAKING something out of them.....tch......'can't be bothered!'
I seem to spend all my time at the local hospital, either for myself or accompanying my father back and forth. He's 89 on the 12th of February, and isn't a well man now. I never seem to get the time to enjoy my hobbies, and I was so looking forward to being retired and having time to myself at long last. Ah well, at least I still potter around my garden. Which brings me to another point........I have the tiniest garden, which I am slowly bringing round and putting in raised beds etc, so that it becomes possible for me to garden despite my aches and pains and lessening mobility. Until I get my card making mojo back, and therefore the ability to blog about it, I'm thinking of creating a new blog on my garden.
Ideally of course, I'd like ½ acre, to be almost self sufficient on, but as that's never going to happen, I'd like to see just how much food I can produce on a plot 15 ft wide by about 28ft long, which works out to approx 43 square yards, or 39 Square metres, or 0.01 of an acre!!
It might be interesting.......all I have to do is think of a name for it.
About Blackbutterfly Cards
I started making cards for pleasure in 2007, and quickly found my home was becoming swamped by cards everywhere. I decided to put some of them up for sale on a webpage in an effort to recoup some of the costs of my hobby. I called the webpage Blackbutterfly Handcrafted Cards, and it can be found at http://www.blackbutterfly2007.co.uk/
I try to take my cards to a couple of table sales or craft fairs a year, but make my cards mainly for friends and family. I would love the website sales to take off, as I nowhere near cover the costs involved in this all absorbing hobby, but for me the main thing is the pleasure I have in making my cards.
Recently I have decided to expand my blog to cover my other interests too. It's a sort of substitute for going to work and chatting to people, as due to ill health I was unable to work, and since the beginning of 2014 I am officially a pensioner.
Although I'll still show my cards, I'll also be covering my other interests and how I attempt to make ends meet day by day.
In fact anything that crosses my mind will be on here, so be prepared for waffle and a wasted five minutes as you read. Make coffee and settle in, why don't you?