I know, I know, I’ve been a bit scarce of late. I promise there’s a reason for this…a few actually. Mainly, I’m tired. Not in the ‘I haven’t had enough sleep and my kids are driving me crazy’ kinda tired, although that’s not far wrong either 😉 Tired as in my soul is tired. But I’m getting there. And guys, what the actual eff? Trying to be a better person, a kinder person, and more understanding person is exhausting as ALL get out!! I swear. It’s no wonder there’s so much hatred in the world….it far easier 😉 At the same time, it’s a beautiful feeling and one that I intend to live with for hopefully the rest of my life…uh I digress
I’ve been really looking in to what I want to do with my business, and apart from making a living, I want to help people and I figured that tutorials are what I can offer right now. I’ve always been working on a new jewelry line, which I’m so excited to reveal to you guys, but I’ve still got loads of work to do for that before I’m ready to let you all in on it 😉 So I’m hoping to do that once I come back from visiting my momma in Vancouver….soo excited!!! It’s been awhile…again I digress..
So, here’s a little story for you guys. It’s one of those memories that is so burned in my mind that everytime I reminisce it’s still as clear as day. I must’ve been about 8. I was swimming in the ocean in my hometown of Gonubie, South Africa. I was with my older sister and my best friend Brenda. A rip tide had taken us out and we couldn’t swim back to shore. I remember the horrible feeling of these massive waves crashing over my head and going underwater not knowing which way was up. We were treading water and all I could think about was how much I loved my family, and also how long it would take until a shark found their next meal. I was terrified!! I thought I would die. Brenda on the other hand was going on about her mother grounding her…this still makes me laugh, she obviously thought we were going to make it out ok. My sister, only 2 years older than me was a very strong swimmer and a surfer so she absolutely could have made it to shore without us, but she stayed and tried to call for help. My hysterical mother at this point was trying to get help as well. Anyway to this day I remember grabbing on to a tree branch that was growing out of the water (much like the olive tree in Noah’s Ark). We were in the middle of the ocean, and obviously there were no tree’s growing underneath us….just very hungry sharks circling I’m sure! I remember grabbing on to the branch and knowing that I would be ok. We were finally saved, my mom managed to get the Rubber Ducky or the Rubber Dinghy lifeboat out to us and now everytime I see anything related to Noah’s Ark I remember this event in my life….and also why I probably find any films involving being stuck in the middle of the ocean absolutely terrifying…
I promise that I’ll try to make every effort to get you these posts more frequently. I was delighted to be asked to make a Noah’s Ark cake. This cake though as been done so many times though and I wanted to make it my own, so I refused to look at any other cakes while I made this to ensure that mine was unique as possible. I actually googled Noah’s Ark nursery wall art to find a look that I wanted and then went from there. I modelled all my figures off of these stickers. I made then pretty simple, and they’re pretty straight forward for any beginners as well.
PS I’m not exactly sure where the making of my little elephant went. My apologies 🙁
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