Monday, 29 March 2010
We're up to our eyes in clutter this week. Trying to have a bit of a sort out as Spring-cleaning season will be somewhat curtailed this year due to the arrival of our newest family member. As a result, our bedroom is full of piles destined for various places - charity shops, handmedowns for friends, outgrown clothes to be bagged and put in the attic, sewing stash in need of a home.
In spite of the general chaos which surrounds me, I have had a fairly productive week. On Friday I sent off a finished pattern and sample for a magazine (which has to remain under wraps until publication, so more on that another time). I'm also fine tuning and perfecting a couple of patterns which I hope to have on sale soon - for a wallet and a bag. I did have a small setback in my pledge to destash before re-stashing in the form of an order from Gone to Earth, but I don't think it counts as I've already cut into the fabric. This must represent a record-breaking turnaround from acquisition to use for me (I normally average about 12 months by the time I've finished admiring my neatly folded, yet-to-be-cut fabric). What's more, my March make-a-month is in the works - a pair of aprons for my two small people in their choice of fabrics.
I'm now daydreaming of pretty matching outfits for my girls for a party we'll be going to in July - a Summer dress for the baby and a tiered skirt for the big sister in some combination of these three fabrics, and perhaps the boy might be persuaded to a tie in the red and pink apples - this free pattern looks perfect. It may seem like madness to be adding all these things to the to-do list when I only have 6 weeks to go before all hell breaks loose in this household, but I'm taking advantage of a burst of Springtime energy - I even cleaned by windows the other day, and goodness knows that's out of character!