The playroom has been all topsy turvy this week or at least my head has been.
So many thoughts running through and around and in and out.
It's the first anniversary of my Dad's passing and he has been on my mind all week, remembering good times and the last weeks of bad times.
My Mum has been on my mind too, it is a very tough week for her.
I have also had dolls on my mind, dolls I am making and dolls that are yet to be made and this dollmaking business of mine that I love so much.
I am feeling quite jumbled and unsettled but I guess it's to be expected and calm will return.
The weather has started to turn.
Autumn is definitely on its way.
The first fire has been lit this afternoon and I have hunted out my woolly slippers to keep me cosy while I sit and work on the dolls.
I am wanting to close in and move away a little from the noise of the online dolly world,
feeling the need to be a little introspective and get a clear idea of where I am heading.
It's the weather I guess, the smell of the cool weather to come and the long dark evenings stretching out and inviting contemplation and dreaming.
This time last year I was working hard to stop myself from thinking.
This year I want to work hard but do lots of thinking too.
I need to take time to look within,
much as I enjoy the creative work that is everywhere on the net,
there are too many diversions,
too many bright shiny objects.
I need to take time to just concentrate on me and my work and my little business.
And I need to restore peace to the playroom and my mind.