You've stumbled onto my little crochet corner of the world. Here, I will be sharing some free patterns as well as pictures of the other patterns in progress that I'm making. You can keep up to date with me here or on my facebook page.

If you are wanting to purchase some of my creations you can see them at my etsy page

Alternatively if you'd like to see a specific pattern be created and released or if you were after a commission, feel free to send me an email at gardensofmay at gmail.

I hope you like what you see here and feel free to contact me if you need any help with anything or want to see anything in particular!~ And I absolutely love seeing pictures of other people creating my designs so please send them to me so I can put them on my blog also!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thoughtful Thursdays

Thursday seems to be a nice day to start something like this. I was thinking that I would start making weekly posts with some themes just to keep myself active here and have a space for myself.  So Thursdays will be thoughtful Thursdays. I have a little book of questions that I've always wanted to pace myself through and answer, and it would be amazing to have a conversation with other people in the comments below about the question and how you all feel about it too. :)

Once a fortnight I'm going to aim to release a freebie pattern of some sort. Just a small cute pattern that everyone can crochet along to. Maybe I'll do something big like growlithe as well and release it over a few fortnights. We shall see.  :) I do want to try and get more free things out there amongst all the patterns I want to try and sell as well. Just to give back to all the amazing people I know are lurking out there! Sometimes it'll be different ways I use the one pattern template as well just to give everybody fun ideas!

I don't want to make the same thing over and over again so why not share the love!

But there are a few plans in the works at the moment~ I have a Eeveelution pattern series I want to release shortly and a new chibi series of toys and rumble edition keychains that I have in the works. But that's not the point of this post!

Thoughtful Thursdays~

To start with, a little bit about myself. I'm a 28 year old girl still living at home with my parents at the moment. Currently, I have an apartment that's being built and I should be able to move out in the first quarter of next year. I'm dating a wonderful boy and I work in a wonderful job. Everything is quite happy and chirpy.

All the happy things aside, to be quite honest and open about myself, I have sleeping problems and I am currently going to therapy once a week to help with anxiety problems. I am not good with being around people and much prefer to be at home with my partner/family and my yarn. But that doesn't mean I don't have a wonderful supporting group of friends who understand that I don't always have the energy and strength to see them. I also have a wonderfully supporting work place that help me with my anxiety issues and a team that understand if I don't talk much and they know how to help me if I suddenly panic or cry at my desk.

To attempt to fix my sleep problems, I sleep with this thing:

There is a mask that fits over my face and it forces me to keep breathing through the night. If I don't wear it, I suffocate briefly about 50 - 80 times a night which is not pleasant. Since starting on the machine though, my memory has greatly improved and I am definitely more energetic. I also nap a lot less. To help with the energy levels, I also go the gym once a day at least 4 - 5 times a week! So there's a little thought for you. Everybody has their ups and downs. Now you know a little more about me.

And now I leave you with me the other night. Happily making toys in my pajamas.  I am so glad it is now fluffy pajama season again.

To help me deal with anxiety, I have happy photos of me and my partner on my desk at work. I've also learnt to deal with negative feelings by standing up and having a short walk around my desk while talking to customers and when I get home I hide in my room with my giant piles of yarn.

How do all of you deal with anxiety? I would love to hear your hints and tips :)

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