Yesterday I began my weight watchers mission and set myself up a blog to keep track of my ups and downs. It got me thinking that I should really keep track of all my craft and baking shenanigans too so here I am.
So who am I? Well I’m a nearly 30 year old girl from West Sussex who hula hoops, loves crafty projects and baking yummy gluten free cakes.
I have Coeliac disease so I have to have a gluten free diet. I was diagnosed 8 years ago and although most days I’m fine I still get the odd day when I’m angry and just wish I could walk into a shop and buy a sandwich and cake. Having said that, Brighton is only 20 minutes away by train and is full of lovely places to binge on gluten free goodies and thanks to the rise in knowledge about Coeliac disease you can pick up gluten free sandwiches in places like M&S and Starbucks now. Something I never thought would happen and I am really very grateful for. Places like that may not realise it but they make me feel ‘normal’ when I’m out shopping with my mates and I not longer have to resort to salad on a snowy december day.
I like to think I have lots of hobbies. I’m not great at any of them but they all make me happy and give me a break from real life. Baking (mostly GF cupcakes) is my husbands favourite hobby of mine as he gets to eat the results. Last christmas he bought me a cake decorating book and I am now attempting to make my cupcakes look pretty. I think it may take me years to perfect but it’s great fun trying. Sadly for me I think weight watchers may have something to say about my cupcakes obsession. I don’t think the point system was designed for me to eat 6 cupcakes and alot of carrots….moderation I hear you say…..well I haven’t quite got the down yet but I’ll let you know how I get on.
Crafting is my snuggle up on the sofa hobby. I love to knit and makes things out of fabric and felt and a few weeks ago I taught myself to crochet and am beginning the new amigurumi adventure. I’m starting off simple with christmas puddings to decorate the tree with. So far it is going well and I will eventually get myself organised and take some photos. I also attempt the odd bit of sewing and clothes making. Dresses and skirts are my favourite but they never seem to turn out like they do in my head. Sadly I am one of those ‘cant’t do it first time then give up’ people. Something I really want to change so that I can enjoy some finished pieces that I am happy with.
Finally there is hula hoop. This is something I am quite new to but absolutley love. I used to do static trapeze and aerial silks but due to more injuries than my body could recover from i had to stop. My love of the circus didn’t die though and I now have 2 hoops, a set of poi and a diablo. My weekly hulla hoop classes provide exercise, fun and enormous amounts of laughter and I understand my body in a way I have never done before. I love it….everyone shoukd learn to hoop! Fact!
So that’s me in a very long winded nutshell. I hope to keep this updated with my crafty projects and the trials and tribulations of attempting weight watchers with a cupcake addiction.
I’m off to spend the afternoon crafting vintage bits and bobs for a wedding I’m going to be a bridesmaid at. Looking forward to it.