It’s been a fun week this week and I have been enjoying embracing my:
Grandma very kindly agreed to babysit so I could go to a craft morning as part of a friend’s birthday celebrations. I was very excited about this, firstly because I love craft sessions but also because it was my very first child-free morning since Sophie arrived and as much as I adore my children, I have been in need of some ‘me’ time. It was a blissful morning with lots of tea and cakes and I got to make a very pretty cushion for Sophie (and cut out the fabric to make a matching one for Jessica).
Back home again, with both girls settling fairly easily for bedtime (nothing short of a miracle in the current heatwave), I couldn’t resist digging my sewing machine out from the junk room study and finishing off the second cushion. Back in my university days, that sewing machine was in almost constant use making costumes for various am-dram shows and despite vague intentions to make some pretty dresses for my girls, it has been gathering dust for the last three years. It felt good to be getting it out again and I was very pleased with my efforts! More details on how to make the cushion can be found here.
I’ve also been busy making a card for Jessica’s forthcoming third birthday to send off to CBeebies – fingers crossed it will make it on to the TV!
Jessica and I have also been enjoying getting creative together and making birthday and wedding cards using some of her paintings with stickers and foam shapes. It’s been great fun and the end results have been lovely.
Plus as Camp NaNoWriMo continues, I’m enjoying embracing my creative writing side and being able to write more. I had my first non-heart-related guest blog post this week for Jocelyn at the Reading Residence’s Bring Back Paper feature, sharing the idea of leaving a note of encouragement for a stranger. Thank you to Jocelyn for sharing my post on her blog.
Joining in once again with the Reading Residence on Word of the Week.