Thank you all so much for your lovely Birthday wishes - it really did make my day extra special!!!
I never seem to get round to replying to everyone - the intention is always there but stuff happens and off I go doing something else!!
I was busy doing chores yesterday and ....gasp...even did some housework....... I know!!! Crazy stuff ;-)
The housework was brightened up considerably when the postman brought me this beautiful card from my wonky friend Kaz - thank you Kaz, it was a lovely surprise :)
I squeezed in a quick dash round Hobbycraft with birthday money burning a hole in my pocket.
I've been feeling left out recently as sock fever is everywhere and I hadn't caught it!! I've done a fair bit of knitting in my time but trying to knit socks on double pins defeated (no pun intended!!) me.
I found this idiot's guide to sock knittage - included some lovely ones that are knit on straight pins. I can hear the collective sharp intake of breath at this last bit but I have to start somewhere - right?!!
I even spent money on proper wool!!
As my new job will be starting in a few weeks, my time alone at home is diminishing fast....too fast. The kids break up from school on Friday - for two weeks - and my job might be starting the day they go back (bureaucracy and form filling permitting!!) so that sort of only leaves the next few days :( :(
I have lots of things to make and lots of lovely new fabric to play with.
I was slightly less than delighted, therefore, when Minx informed me she's 'being a nurse' at school on Friday. I'd made her a nurse's apron and hat last year. The apron was fine but the hat is long gone!
So of course, first thing this morning I whizzed down to the fabric shop for some cheapo polycotton. Came home, drew round a top that fits her nicely and started on the nurse's dress that she had specified - including a pocket that she was most insistent on!!
An hour or two off for a trip out with a friend for coffee and a big slab of cake and then back to the grindstone!
Looks awful here and the stitching doesn't require close inspection - in fact, it will fray like murder as I haven't finished off a single seam!
Remade a hat - ironed white cotton onto a piece of card using Bondaweb and then painted the cross with red acrylic and stitched some thin elastic on either side.
This, however, was the bit I got most excited about:
A special upside-downy-watchy-broochy thing :)
Let's just hope I score some major Good Mummy points and don't get the sass I got last night!!
Monster informed me on Monday that his lovely Classroom Assistant is retiring on Friday and could I please make her a present?!!
Why of course I can - there's nothing else for me to do after all......apart from deliver the car for it's MOT for Moogsdad as he forgot and battle the laundry mountain from hell!!
By way of a change, I did a bit of painting the other day and, hopefully, something a bit different will be going in the shop soon......
Now, the day has gone and I have to pick the monkeys up from school - beat Monster into doing his homework, make dinner and get them ready for their swimming lesson.
How on earth am I going to fit work into the equation???