Saturday, October 31
Thursday, October 29
Wednesday, October 28
The other guilt is the stuff you take on. Pressures from other people, pressures to keep up, cleaning etc, but the stuff at the moment that is really troubling me is the pressure to do things for other people - meeting their expectations.
As you may know, I am on the kinder committee. This is a volunteer position and basically as a group of parents, we RUN the kinder - a small business. We employ and pay the staff and have to comply with an endless list of rules and regulations and deal with government departments. So really it is a big ask to be on. I actually don't have any kids at the kinder this year so I feel I am well and truly doing my bit! Now it is November and time for people to move on and we are looking for a new president and I felt the eyes turn to me. While I am flattered to be thought of, I just can't do it. Already too many pressures - too many layers, I can't take on all that goes with that - the extra meetings, the extra curricular committments in addition to just getting the twins settled into kinder. So here am I drowning under the guilt, while "they" have no intention of stepping up. When asked for nominations - all eyes go to the floor. Why can't I do that??? Why do I have to feel the guilt???????????????????
Tuesday, October 27
Monday, October 26
Sunday, October 25
Friday, October 23
Thursday, October 22
I went to my cotton stash and started cutting some random little squares and then worked out the layout for the quilt. My first quilt - and infact my first patchwork. I am a patchwork virgin!! I do know that I am 'rotary cutter challenged' so I cut the squares by hand and they were kind of sqare and similar in size. This really didn't help my cause but I got around it. I then found some wadding which was the right size and simply bagged it out - eliminating the need for binding - much too fiddly for my late night mission.
The pillow is just patchwork, but the quilt had both in the ditch and diagonal stitching. I didn't take it too close up because I don't need critical eyes, however I was pretty happy with the outcome for my first time! Now she looks comfortable in her bed, rather than a shabby old box. I also added a sheet.
Wednesday, October 21
Monday, October 19
Sunday, October 18
Saturday, October 17
Looking back through the 2007 issue had these lovely tree sachets...
These decorations made out of old lightglobes - but I am not much of a painter...But I reckon I might give these a go- cardboard angels that house little sweets- I think they would look lovely on a table as well.
Off to have another look through this years mag for more inspiration...
Friday, October 16
Sunday, October 11
Saturday, October 10
While I was on a roll, we even wrapped it. Last year in the sales I got these little metal decorations which Alexander has written on a label and stuck inside. I have hidden it so it doesn't get unwrapped a million times!
Friday, October 9
Wednesday, October 7
Tuesday, October 6
Monday, October 5
Sunday, October 4
I had a lovely day sharing afternoon tea with some girlfriends and like I said it seems all my friends are having babies - here is a little sample!!!
Saturday, October 3
Friday, October 2
The birds are hung off tiger tail beading wire and have crysals and pink and clear beads spread out over the wire. They are hung off a fairy headdress that I picked up locally.
Now, with my long list of things to do, do you know what i did - yes, start something else!! I have been wanting crayola fabric crayons for a while. You draw on the paper and they create a transfer. Fantastic really, but I have only found them at Windmill. So a visit there in my travels and we picked them up, a quick trip to a shopping centre and after some free craft there we got to work on our new tshirts....We found that you need a hard surface to iron on to rather than the ironing board. My shirt below, we had another go over, but it moved slightly so make sure you give it a good hard iron and probably I would leave the picture on for a bit longer than we did (I need instant gratification)So, to finish my shirt off, I used my crayola fabric textas to go over the coloured text. It was also good because there are only 8 crayons but 12 textas so I had a bit more options for shading etc but I am pleased with the back of my tshirt, but I must get back to that list!!