6.04.2009

indulge me

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...

22 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the blending of your blogs! I guess I don't have your other blogs on my reader and now I'm wondering why not.

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  2. It's about time!

    I cannot tell you how seriously refreshing it is to see a blogger consolidating instead of expanding or burning out and shuttering up entirely.

    I for one, will be happy to read all the Vegbee goodness, whenever you want to post it at a single site.

    Good luck with the chaos; I'm sending good thoughts your way. I wish you were moving to my neighborhood.

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  3. Two thumbs up with the consolidation! I think you said it just right that your hands do many things but they are still just one pair of hands...

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  4. I think it's wonderful that you are going to consolidate all aspects of your life into one space.I would love to read about all your endeavors and I absolutely love your tutorials!! As for as names, maybe ALL IN ONE, ALL AT ONCE, ALL TOGETHER NOW, SIMPLY ME. Probably crazy I know, just off the top of my head. No one wants to know what's going on in there!! Any way LOVE your blog. Will read it no matter what you name it!

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  5. How about "Tutes 'N' More"? :)

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  6. Yeah - I will be excited to have just one stop to read all your goodness.

    Woo Hoo!

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  7. Tu(t)esday... Yes! It's all good! I wouldn't blame you for putting it all in one blog. Especially if you have linkage on the sidebar to make finding the tutes all the more easy.

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  8. I love the pictures on Peripheral Vision, but I'm the type who's always looking for the captions. And though I am not a vegan, my kid is allergic to dairy, eggs, and a bunch of other stuff. So essentially, we are meat-eating vegans. So I will be more than happy to hear about that stuff, too. But mostly, I just think you must be very interesting, so I will be glad to read more about you.

    And PS: I have not forgotten what I said I would mail.

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  9. How about "Not Just Tutes"?

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  10. I didn't know you had more than one blog, but I'm down with the compilation thing! A mama's life has so many aspects, and I love seeing how other mama's take care of their homes and their kids. Best of luck to you!

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  11. As someone with 3 blogs, I agree--but, more important to me is this: will your old tutorials still be here?

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  12. I love this blog, and I'm sure I will love your other ones when you've consolidated the whole lot. :) I can't wait!

    And as a mama of 2 little ones, I completely understand the crazy busy-ness of life! :)

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  13. I do like "Not Just Tutes". How about Life and Tutes? Good Luck with the moving, we are trying to sell our house as well. I understand.

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  14. I agree that I am wondering why I haven't been following your other blogs as well and am looking forward to seeing the consolidation of them all! Good luck!

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  15. I have just found your blogs and think they are all great. Who cares what format they come in as long as you keep writing hunnie!

    I'm trying out your Dashiki tute this weekend and have plans for several of the others too :o)

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  16. thanks all for the support! And everything older will still be here - i'm way too lazy, I mean, busy to change too much :)

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  17. i am relieved. keep up the good work. Thanks!!!!

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  18. Darn tutin'? No matter what you pick, it will be a great success. :)

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  19. Ok, these are the first two things that popped into my head -
    Tutes n' Giggles

    and

    Eats, Tutes and Leaves

    Yeah, potty humour is running rampant right now. Sorry. You started it!

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  20. I think that's awesome. It should make it all a little easier for you. and that's the goal, right?

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