Feeling like a fraud & a skydiving sister

The beautiful, and stupidly talented, Alex Beadon linked to me on her blog the other day, in her fab Wonderful Wednesday post. She didn’t link to a particular post of mine, she said this: “I’ll admit that I’m not much of a DIY, arts and crafty kind of girl (unlike my friend Debs, but that’s another story)” and then went on to link this awesome tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes, via More Design Please, that you must check out…


Awesome image credit: Katherin Elizabeth Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

…because how awesome would that look in a wedding?!

A DIY dream

Anyway… back to that mention. My first thought was how exciting to be linked and how lovely of Alex to do that (I always get excited being linked to by anyone!) But my second thought, that came so fast, was that I felt like a fraud. I don’t feel like the crafty girl she talks of. I don’t feel like I have enough time to devote to my passion. I love craft, I love making things and I had all these dreams for this blog; to share so many DIY posts with you all, but it just hasn’t happened.

I wonder if I’ll ever have the space to create, the time to put all these ideas in to practice, and I wonder, if I manage to stay in Canada, whether I will ever get reunited with all the craft stuff I left behind in England!

I think things for me are just a little overwhelming right now. I’m still settling into a new job, I’m going through the process of trying to extend my visa and I have some other personal stuff that demands my attention. I want to give this blog, and the people that support it, much more of my time than they’re getting right now. Just as I want to give my passion for craft much more attention than I have been doing. It’s hard when you can’t do the things you love. It’s something that I definitely need to address. Because what is life if you’re not doing the things you love?

I’m going to work harder on the balance. To make sure I devote more time to this blog, to art, and to me. I hope you’ll stick with me whilst I figure it all out!

Cake craft

As for the crafty stuff… I remembered I did make something recently and I hope you don’t mind if I share it. It’s a cake for an awesome lady in my life, a girl I one day will be proud to call my sister (when my brother finally gets round to asking!) Jasmin LOVES skydiving so when it came to her birthday I didn’t spend any thought on what kind of cake to make her, I just had to work out how to do it…


Note: it’s in two parts because I had to transport it from my house to theirs! :)

I know it’s not weddings. But it’s craft… and cake. And I like both those things just as much ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. And I hope to be back much more regularly very soon!


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4 Responses to “Feeling like a fraud & a skydiving sister”

  1. Leaff Design says:

    Debs! That cake is awesome! I am so impressed and you should be so proud. Very creative and very inspiring, thank you for sharing!

  2. Helen says:

    That cake is amazing!!! Just because you don’t do it very often at the moment doesn’t mean you aren’t a crafty girl at heart – the cake proves that!

    I gave up my job last year to work for myself and I’ve rediscovered all my craftiness. It’s good to get back to doing all the things I loved doing as a kid, when I used to turn the lounge into a tip and lose the scissors while making my latest creation. It makes me so happy creating things, so much so it’s going to be my second business!

  3. F*ck on! This is awesome I am so adding this to my link love tomorrow… love this lady! xxx

  4. […] Our mind pretty much exploded like a grenade during a Viet-cong assault in the 1970’s.  What can we say other than this cake is amaze!  Totally mind-blowing munnchableness! Debs, we salute you!  See more of Debs Cake Bakey magic over on Belle Amour! […]

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