The Contentment of Up-Cycling.
It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post. So long that I had over 400 Spam comments! And not one tickled my fancy.
I've been away as the pending loss of employment by my partner caused me many worries that wore me down. I felt so tired, blogging just didn't come easy for some time. I also took on some study and have been overwhelmed by life's over busyness of work, study and mothering.
One new uplifting activity Dolly and I have been up to is up-cycling old clothes and vintage fabric scraps into owls to gift and sell. And also creating small Babushkas dolls out of printed scrap fabric. We had big plans of holding a cute little market stall once a month with our goodies, however a 6 year old creating takes quite a number of hours and hence the process has been snail slow. We have many creative up-cycling projects in the pipeline but it has to fit in with school, homework, dance class, parties, play dates, roller derby, gardening and general living. This allows us very little time for creating and completing our beloved items.
I never imagined how busy it is being a working mum when you want live with conscience, frugality and care. I find the stress and tugging at all directions is incredible. Since I'm a poorly organised person living with clutter, I place extra burdens on myself by my chaos. Yes - I'm that person who hunts for her glasses and keys every second morning. But I'm also that person who tries her very best at being a mum that offers a wide sample of life's wonders to experience and enjoy at a tiny price. So busy I will be for some time.
What about you? How have you been? Is 2013 a kind year to you? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under.
Our Frugal Lifestyle
- Frugal Down Under
- Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.