I've had my Domestic Goddess head firmly in place this week. On the food front there's been lots of freezing and cooking going on, stews, pasta bakes etc, all in a vain attempt to rein in the pennies a little bit now I'm a lady of leisure - well for the next 9 months or so anyway. I've even repaired a pair of Tim's jeans which have been languishing in the bedroom for ages waiting for me to do something with them. A bit disappointed that I successfully mended them actually, since I was making plans on how to upcycle them! However it has saved us some money on buying a new pair, so I suppose I should be thankful (and proud!) of that fact!
While I had the sewing machine out I also knocked up a couple of phone socks too. They started off as a couple of odd socks and had been lying unloved in the sock box for ages, waiting for their partners to return, but I fear the Sock Fairy may have whisked them away for her own means. Well, honestly, what is the other explanation for the disappearance of socks?! Quite pleased with the results.
Tim's new phone sock
This one's heading for my sister!
We also had a visit from the Dummy Fairy this week. Caoimhe has done very well, sleeping without her dummy now for 2 nights, and with minimal fuss. This was her reward:
It took me a couple of days to make it, and there was a fair bit of swearing late on Saturday night when I was rushing to finish it for her to wake up to on Sunday morning. It is partially machine sewn and hand sewn. Not the neatest of finishes, but the first toy I have made since Needlework lessons at school when I was 12! Probably the last one I will make for a while, or at least until I forget how much I swore making this one!
Off to make chocolate crispie cakes now with the Flip Flop. Yep, there is *still* chocolate in the house - not many people can say that in June, can they!