Nothing like a deadline, no matter how small, to get me to finish a piece of sewing. Yesterday I made Grace a little pink jumper dress out of a second hand angora jumper. This project has been on my mind for some time as she has no festive clothes that are warm, and not many of her unscruffy wardrobe items match. Nearly every top or bottom seems to have a pattern or stripe or bit of decoration. And they're all nice on their own but clash with each other.
Getting ready this morning was a liitle better the usual drama when it's the three of us. I'm used to getting out with a small child & counting back from when we have to leave. Today I found myself directing G, moving things along earlier so it's not a big mad rush at the end. He doesn't like it. But if I don't direct & delegate then he gets himself ready & I'm still trying to change Grace, pack her bag & put my shoes on while he's starting the car.
I'm turning into such a mum. I have even started a present drawer, like my mum had, keeping it stocked with paper & ribbon. And buying gifts well in advance. I forgot about cards though & didn't have time to make some. At the last minute, I stuck some of those spot stickers very randomly on a piece of colored card. I think it turned out OK for a quickie.