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Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Creative Space

Yesterday I found myself with a couple of spare hours before Khye came home from childcare. I had just fed Maya and she was in bed. I walked into the kitchen… …and sighed at the state of it.

I went to the lounge… …and shook my head at the trail of toys.

I stepped into the hallway… …and rolled my eyes at the mountains of washing.

I looked into the study… …and groaned at the piles of mess.

I walked up to the bedroom… …and tsked at the unmade bed.

I felt really tired at the thought of it all, so I threw my hands into the air as if surrendering to the mess and said “Bugger it all, I’m going to sew!”

So I did! I unpacked the sewing machine, and sorted my cut out bits of fabric from last week into colour piles, and started sewing … for all of about 10 minutes. Sigh… Maya decided she didn’t want to sleep after all and she wasn’t content playing on the floor. No she wanted cuddles and how could I pass up cuddles with my gorgeous little girl!

Thank god for Mums though. Mine arrives in about half an hour for a few days and hopefully I can get this house sorted out while she’s here.

There was another more successful sewing session earlier in the week. Maya was asleep and Khye was outside helping Daddy mow the lawn. It gave me time to sew up the dinosaur tail I had promised to make for Khye. It worked out really well using green fabric and the fringe from a green wool shawl. And Khye loves dinosaur dancing in the garden!

The rest of my creative space this week is filled with thoughts of pincushions and retro somethings.

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8 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Good for you! I'm pleased you chose to sew over the cleaning up. We really need to spend what little spare time we have doing what we enjoy, the housework can be done when the kids are around! Love the dinosaur tail!!

Kirsty said...

Yes...hooray. I'm glad the sewing machine won.

Kellie Christie said...

I'm with you, stuff the house work!! Sometimes you do have to leave it our you would never get to have any creative crafty time for yourself. The dinosaur tail is very cool!

Kim Baise said...

Awesome! I can relate. Forget the dishes and housework. That dino tail is pure LOVE!!!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

they say nobody ever regrets not working more when they get to the end of their life ... and that surely goes double for housework. but yay for mothers of mothers ... they surely are the second pair of hands we all wish we had. great dinosaur tail and the look of pure joy on Khye's face .. that's what it's all about.

Cindy said...

I need to learn how to be more like you...

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Yay for throwing your hands up! We all need to do that a little more often.

Posie Patchwork said...

Hello Renee, i believe i am your pin cushion swap partner with Fox's Lane. How do you do??
My name is Jennie & i run Posie Patchwork around my 4 children who are now all in primary school from years 1 to 6. I've been in business for over 10 years - starting straight out of Uni, where i did 2 science based degrees - completely unrelated to craft, but i had become a mother & suddenly into sewing.
I'm 35, a soldier's wife, currently living in Canberra & my husband is away all year.
I am up for absolutely anything in the pin cushion department, happy with a nice surprise. I sew all day every day so it will be used lovingly.
Please let me know what you would love - colour/ style/ size & i'll see what i can do. Love Posie

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