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Moments to Change

Katherine Khullar

One Day or Day One!?

Girl with brown hair, smiling and looking into the camera, with the sunset behind her.

It was on holiday in Mallorca, with my family, I had no idea, in that moment, that my life would change forever. Or even more surprisingly, what would help change it.

I was in a beautiful place with my family, sitting in the sunshine and I had a realisation I was the unhappiest I had ever been. An unshakable feeling down to the very last cell in my body that I had to change my path, and try to find calm in my life. I had no idea, in that moment, that my life would change forever. Or even more surprisingly, what would help change it.

Picture of a swimming pool and umberella

It was 2015, and there was a group of us, away and enjoying the sunshine. I was having a hard time switching off from my very stressful job. I couldn’t relax and kept thinking about work. I was frustrated!! My work life balance, was not working. With two young children, it was a very difficult time. 

One day, my lovely friend Fran, showed me how to cross stitch and had a pattern which was really appropriate for the time and suited my state of mind. The pattern was a little fox with the words: For Fox Sake. I sat quietly on the sofa; in the hammock; by the pool and on the beach. Completely focused on my fox. Stabbing the material seemed to release some aggression; zoning out gave me space to think and making something sparked my creativity.

It brought back a part of me, I had not used since before having children. I framed and hung it on the wall in my dining room, so I see it everyday and remember life can be simple. Since then I still craft and share ideas with Fran, we have stitching days and quiet time on holiday. It’s great to stitch with a friend, as you can sit in silence or chat about anything.

Girl sitting sewing on a bench

I have design and sell my own patterns. If I pass on inspiration to other people, produce things to create happiness and share calm, then Little Dot Loves will be a success.

My journey is about simplifying headspace; unlocking creativity and creating happiness. What’s yours??

 

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Stay Awesome,
Kate x

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