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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, June 24, 2013

You know you're a mum when. ...


School gives you a week's notice to come up with a costume for something / colour scheme / handmade item etc ( as well as a donation for the privilege! ) Last week was no different for us when we got a letter saying the whole school was doing a Gangnam style dance in aid of the Meningitis Trust. A very worthwhile cause I'm sure you will agree. The children have to wear something yellow. And Caoimhe doesnt actually own anything yellow! After a desperate and fruitless hunt around the shops on Friday night,  armed with yellow yarn, a hook and the Internet (god bless  Ravelry ) I made her a yellow headband,  decorated with yellow polka dot buttons.  It didn't take long, just a few hours which took into account a fractious baby and having to make 2 to prevent world war 3! And I enjoyed my crochet time too. Its been neglected recently but I will have to rectify that I think!

I haven't neglected the sewing either. I've been busy hand sewing flowers and buttons on to polka dot fabric and I have some more cutting out to do before I can sew it all together and reveal the finished product.  Those of you who have seen me on Facebook might have seen the sneaky peek I posted up over the weekend!

It's time to bimble over to  Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday.  Hope you have a great week!

Til next time!

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7 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Some schools seem to think that while your children are with them you are sitting around with nothing to do ;0). The headband is lovely - well done. Hope you have a good week.

CatkinJane said...

It gets worse when your children only tell you in the morning of the day they need something!!

Helen said...

@CatkinJane: yea I am looking forward to that!

Helen said...

@CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS: thanks :) I really enjoyed making it; )

Lucy Blossom said...

The hairband looks lovely, your children are very lucky that mum can whip something up so quickly.

knitnrun4sanity said...

You have done a great job especially given the time limits!

Natalie Jones said...

Ingenious!