Welcome to my blog!

If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This one's for Sharon...

I will consider my hands soundly smacked. I have apparently been neglecting my blog, and my friend Sharon told me so the other day. And there was me thinking no-one read it, and it was just me sending out my words to the empty ether!

I do realise it has been a while and I'm sorry. But to be truthful, between now and Christmas there's not really been a right lot of crafting going on. You see I have discovered a tiny spanner in the craft works, and that would be a 2yr old daughter who likes to make things too. Not easy to craft with a toddler around, interfering with my crafting stuff, stealing my supplies and generally making a mess. Then there is a slight matter of a wriggly baby in my belly making it impossible for me to stay awake at night long enough to do more than a few rows of crochet or a hurridly cobbled together birthday card (Sorry Sue!)

So what have I been doing? Well like I said, not really a lot. I did manage to make a hat for my neice (not sewn together and waiting for me to finish the hat for her sister before giving it to her which might be in time for next winter!) which you can see here:

and currently in progress is a blanket for daughter number 2, just row upon row of trebles until I reach a good baby blanket size, or the wool runs out, whichever is first. I will have to put a border on it, but I am not allowing myelf to think that far ahead yet. Only room for one thought at a time in my sponge like brain atm.

I have also (rather foolishly probably) agreed to make a birthday cake for my dad's 65th birthday in May (Sorry for telling the world your age, dad, but since only Sharon reads this I should think you're safe!) It will not be the stressful performance it was of making my mum's wedding cake. For a start there's only one tier. And if all else fails I've found a fab online shop that sells personalised toppers. A nice picture of a steam train in icing and I'm sure he'll be happy. I'll also lace it with so much whiskey he won't care what it looks like! A good plan, I'm sure you will agree!

Until next time (um... June at this rate!) keep craftin'!

1 comment:

fatmonica said...

It's a fab hat, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the cake!!

And welcome back!