I started compiling pictures, cards and tags etc. from the girls Christmas’ in order to create a scrapbook but only began this year. My sister came over with my niece and we had a happy few hours letting the kids do the arranging and sticking of their Christmas memories with some embellishments. I then went through my boxes of mementos that I had kept of theirs and have added over the last couple of months.
I have also fuelled my recovery by picking up some bargains in anticipation of the festivities for 2014. I bought more stationary for the kids to complete next year during the holidays which may well make their way into their scrapbooks. I picked up some baking things and this beautiful tea towel which I don't expect will dry any dishes! I hope to use it as some festive art in the kitchen next year as it ties in with the colours and themes I have been gathering together.
I may have got a little carried away with the extent of my baking equipment but have decided I will have to have a Christmas kids party and I’m sure I will be contributing to PTA events for years to come so an Investment really… honest!
I have been watching the Great British Sewing Bee and have been inspired lots. It’s always hard to find time for a hobby when you are a mum to little ones and my life is no exception! I have been slowly making some skirts for myself over the last 2 weeks and have approached them very relaxed i.e.. giving myself 30 mins to cut, press and pin a waistband and then walked away. Another day I may have just inserted the zip. It’s not my chosen way of working- I think I would prefer the Sewing bee conditions of the focused beginning to end process but it is just as satisfying now to have nearly finished 2 skirts. One needs to be hemmed and the other needs a zip. I don’t feel guilty that I have neglected housework to make something for myself as it hasn't been time consuming or demanding. I will take some pics of me wearing them when they’re ready!