This past month or two has been the time of shuffling, rearranging, false starts, and new beginnings for our family. It's been sort of nuts and I'm feeling pulled in way too many directions. Nevermind being a mama to two small children and domestic partner, we are also trying to sell our beautiful blue house and looking for a new home, and life, a whole province over. It's unsettling and exciting and exhausting.
What does this have to do with you?
Okay, I'll give it to you plain: I have more blogs than I have children and keeping them separate is tearing me apart. And, weirdly enough, I still do not have a space to just chit chat about what crafty/creative/silly thing I am playing with. It's time for me to blend the blogs into one holistic endeavor and this is the space to do it. Don't worry, this blog will still be primarily concerned with the creative, the sewing, and the general know-it-all-ness, but it will no longer be 'Just Tutes'.
You can comment your disapproval. I've already heard it from The Man, who believes my creative life to be somehow separate from my family life, which is, well, the way men are taught to think, yes? In compartments? It's not how I work, anyway. Children, creativity, working, home, walking, learning, loving, reading, arguing, gratitude, and just living is all mish mashed together in my head and body and impossible to pull apart without a big mess. These hands do a whole lot of different things, but they are still just one pair.
So, off with the separate hats for tutorials, show and tell, and family life. It all gets put here now. But, I will keep on with the tutorials, of course. I live to tell people what to do! Mwwaahhahaha! Tell you what, though. I will make it easy for you who do not want to read me blathering on in non-tutorial formats. I will post a tutorial every tuesday. I will not call it 'Tute Tuesday', but you can privately call it that if it helps you remember to come back here on tuesdays for a fresh and happy idea. Not saying I won't tute on other days (everybody has to tute every now and then, and it's nothing to be ashamed about :), but I will definitely tute on tuesdays. Ahem.
Okay, is that all sorted out? Because now is the really, really important stuff. It's the fundamental question that has plagued scholarly institutions, political bodies, and rock bands through out all of time: what are we going to call ourselves? Obviously, this blog needs a new name, not being 'just tutes' anymore. I have a number of maybe titles floating around in my mind, bumping into the walls, but I don't want to be too hasty. I'll give them a few days to ripen. If you have any suggestions, please share - I am open to ideas :)
After all this justifying and rationalizing my craving for blog simplicity, I'll finish by telling you I'll be back tomorrow with, you'll never guess... a tutorial! Until then...