- Firstly, I spent a fortnight doing DIY in the bedroom at every possible moment. This meant no sewing. A week of no sewing and I get really desperate to get back to it. A fortnight? The unspent creative juices were threatening all kinds of mayhem.
- I read Monica's post about her quick necklace making. It struck a chord. It hid around in the recesses of my mind waiting for a moment to pounce.
- I had fifteen minutes the next day before going to collect the Little One from school. Fifteen minutes at the end of the day for which my main plan had been do some sewing and my achievement had been do no sewing. There was a broken necklace in a pot by my sewing table. There was some bright darning thread/yarn in my box. There were fifteen minutes.
Ta da! Fifteen minutes very well spent. I love the bright pink-red thread (though I think it's going to get pretty fluffly pretty quickly). And the once forgotten, now re-loved beads. It was just what I needed. A little happy makery to conclude the day.
The bedroom, by the way, is finished!!! Well, there's still a floor to paint at some point and a whole lot of upholstery to sort out. But the walls, ceiling and woodwork are all done. Applause! Curtsey!