A thousand apologies… once again I have left my blog unattended for far too long!
With an incredibly busy Christmas season for Rainbow Daisy and a hectic Christmas and New Year for the family, it was time for a break. I have to confess that I had fully intended to write something to this effect on the blog before I disappeared, but right before the last craft fair of 2011 I, Mr Daisy, and even little Daisy Junior, were struck with a really horrid bug/flu/call-it-what-you-will-
Well… for me, I’ve mostly been busy learning to be a full-time mum! Last year I was working on Rainbow Daisy while my son was in nursery for 2 days a week. However, it hit me towards the end of the year (just after I’d written my last post on here in fact) that the time I was spending working was time with my son that I would never get back. The weekends spent at craft fairs were especially hard, because I felt that should have been family time, and I felt that I missed out on doing a lot of the ‘Christmassy’ things with him because I was so busy with Rainbow Daisy. Suddenly I realised that although there will be next Christmas, and the next, etc, etc, he would never be 2 years old again. This was the first year that he started to understand about Christmas, the first year he ‘met Santa’, and the first year he was able to sing the carols and enjoy all the build up. This felt like huge stuff that I was either missing out on or did not have the time or energy to be enthused about because I was working so hard.
So I made a decision. I didn’t want to miss that stuff. I took him out of nursery, and decided that Rainbow Daisy would have to take a back seat for the time being. It will continue, and I do have lots of plans, but for now it will be a hobby rather than my sole focus. Of course I want to assure customers that this will not affect the service on the website (I’ve even given in and got myself an iPhone to make sure I don’t miss any orders or enquiries!) but it does mean that I will do less craft fairs this year and I will continue to be as erratic as ever with keeping my blog up to date! My little boy will start pre-school in September, and I fully intend to devote more time to Rainbow Daisy once he is there. I hope you can be patient with me and that some of you will stick around even though it’s a bit quieter than usual around here, but if not, I understand!
Forgive me, but my little boy is growing up so fast it feels like water slipping through my fingers, and each day I’m busy trying to cup my hands together to catch a drop, in a vain attempt to make time stand still, or at least to preserve the memory for as long as I possibly can…