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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!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Another Handmade Monday.

Once again Wendy is hosting Handmade Monday so don't forget to have a look at what everyone's been up to this week. As soon as the girls are settled in bed tonight, that is exactly where I'll be heading!

October already! Bit hard to believe it, the year is going by so quickly, and the weather has not been particularly autumnal either, has it?! October in the Gallery household means only one thing. Birthdays. There's millions of them. Well, ok, that's a slight exaggeration. But from both sides of the family we have 6 birthdays this month. And a wedding anniversary as well. So there will be a fair bit of card making going on this month!

One card has been made already, I had a bit of a go with my stamps the other day, which I enjoyed and was pretty pleased with the result. I would love to show you the card but since it's for a birthday yet to come, I don't want to spoil the surprise for the (lucky!) recipient. Some more card making will no doubt follow.

We've been having a little bit of messy play today, and little Teaghan was able to take part, much to Caoimhe's amusement.

The flower petals are Caoimhe's hand prints, the bees are her thumb prints and the leaves are Teaghan's foot prints. It was fun to make, and I'm sure we'll come up with new ideas that incorporate the prints of body parts!

A short and sweet one this time, as it is nearly tea time, my busiest time of the day. More so today because I also have to get little Miss Flip Flop's stuff ready for her first day at nursery tomorrow! She is very excited, obviously, and I only hope it lives up to her expectations!

Have a lovely week. Til next time.


Wendy said...

That painting is lovely - definitely one to frame and keep forever! First day at nursery - how exciting! x

Caroline Nash said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished card, like you I have to diary on until after the event.

Your Friend Susie said...

That is so cute!! :)

Penny said...

oooh, love those little footprints!

mcrafts said...

The painting is lovely - hope all goes well at nursery :)

Kat Shenton said...

Aww looks like some one had fun. Cute!!

Ali said...

What a great picture - almost like a snapshot of your family growing up. I would definitely frame it and keep it on show.

Don't envy you having all those birthdays in one month!

Ali x


A budding artist Helen - competition a few years down the road.


Ros Made Me said...

I think that someone is going to be very proud of that piece of art work. What a lovely idea, fantastic :)

Kazies Magical Designs said...

I love this hand print picture its brilliant I used finferprints once to design cards of various animals its so much fun xxxx

Picto said...

That is a lovely hand and foot print picture, a great one to keep.

Jan x

Rach said...

Gorgeous picture Helen. Another vote for getting it framed here.

How did Caoimhe get on at nursery?


Helen said...

The picture went to my mum to cheer her up after the loss of a very much loved pet cat this week.
Rach - she loved it! She was very giddy when i picked her up. Didn't bat an eyelid when i left her there either in facy didn't even say bye!

Rach said...

Bless her Helen. Am so pleased she enjoyed it. I bet you were more bothered than she was! x