However, life doesn't work like that and instead of spending loads of time in my studio making lovely things I have been mostly looking after my little one, decorating and planning my wedding and creating time has been sparse.
Yesterday though I had a lovely creative diversion at Hope and Elvis making wire bird cages with the very talented Julia Jowett.
This is one of Julia's own creations and a fine example of what she was teaching us to make.
I didn't take many pictures of the actual process, I was so absorbed with making and chatting. Julia provided us all with a paper bag full of all the essential bits and pieces we needed and we could choose from a big selection of buttons, beads, threads and trimmings to decorate our cages.
Lunch, as always, was amazing
I bought this little gem from Julia
And I finished my cage when I got home
I love Hope and Elvis workshops, it's money well spent just to have the whole day to myself creating without distraction.