Friday, 30 September 2011

A bit about being a mum and a bit about my latest makes


Being a mum means having to juggle so many balls in the air at once. It's fun, but boy is it exhausting. It also often means you come second... or rather fifth or sixth depending on the size of your family. Take this week. I'd spotted a dress I really wanted. Went through the should I, shouldn't I, shall I, shan't I... sort of convinced myself I should given I rarely buy clothes new for myself any longer. Then eldest comes home full of excitement about a French exchange - the first trip she's been offered in 3 years at her secondary school, so I don't feel it's right to not let her go. £100 deposit. Middle one needs money for her clarinet - which she absolutely loves, but again, which costs. And termly fees are due. Open the cheque book again. Youngest is looking forward to France as well - another school trip and part payments begin now! So bye bye to my new dress. Ah well. That's one of the things about being a parent, but waving a psychological farewell to the dress was a little bit hard.

Hubby wanted a case for his mobile having seen my pretty ones... but didn't want a pretty one for some reason and didn't want any fiddly buttons. ;-) I worked on a few, and he's settled on this one:


It's another lovely script fabric, but with a maths theme... he liked the back -


Job done. I also sewed up these, which I'm really pleased with:


And a sweet ps. We do sit around a table to eat most evenings - when I had a family I really didn't want to sit in front of the tv and eat. It's our chat time, it's noisy, and it's fun. Breakfast I feel guilty about. They always have breakfast, but everyone tends to fend for themselves. I came down this morning late yet again - so difficult to find summer clothes when they'd all been put away - to find my middle one had cooked up this...



Brilliant! I must be doing something right!

Have a fab weekend all. And thanks so much for your comments on my sofa dilemma. We're keeping the white!

5 comments:

vintage girl said...

I know what you mean about coming 4th or 5th in the money side of things! My eldest is coming home from school and clubs every week needing money for deposits or exam fees etc, it's so hard putting your needs first when your kids need things. I think the Mobile Case in fab and very masculine. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

patchworkandlace said...

I totaly agree with all you said ,its very difficult being a good parentand always having to put yourself last ,we always eat round our kitchen table , we talk ,laugh ,argue ,have banter i think its a special time together then they all go off and do our own thing but i love that time with them. I love your hearts ,very sweet and well done for the white settee x

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Oh the joys of motherhood Lacey .... try and treat yourself soon xx

Lajoni said...

Ditto to what Lala said and I am literally trying to think of something to have made in your new fabric...love it xx

DEBBIE said...

Such a lovely gesture from your son...
And I love the hearts and your hubby new mobile case, too!