Wow! Surely it's not six months since I blogged? How did that happen? Oh yeah, I remember now, having two small children, a pretty much full time job + singing in two choirs + teaching piano two nights a week + taking Eleanor to her tiny choir on a Friday evening. That's how! I suppose something's got to give.
Well. What's to report? Not much sewing done - other than a few bits and bobs, and a few final orders for the knitting shop. Due to various reasons (outlined above) these are the very last things I'm making for them. I'm pretty relieved as it was starting to become a chore. I certainly did not set out on my crafting adventure to be come a seamstress! I was liking the items I was making less and less, and the time consuming monotony of the whole situation has put a dampener on some of the things I've really wanted to do.
Ooooh, I have a new job starting next year (to add to the two others I already have). It's teaching KS2 (7-11) French - quite random, but I'm really looking forward to it!
Other events since I've been away:
Eleanor turned three. Check out that cake? It was superb. It's meant to be a garden - there was a bit of a theme. I got the idea from the Martha Stewart website, which is an endless source of inspiration! I wanted a variety of lollipop shapes, but NOWHERE sells good old fashioned boiled sweet lollies any more (apart from the shop where I bought these of course). Anyway, Eleanor's present was this:
It still needs some tweaking, and since this photo was taken, some of the curtains have been made, and the floor has been painted. It has also been turned into a shoe shop, and she has also been banned from it for the weekend for dawbing suncream stick EVERYWHERE - windows, floor, ceiling, curtain wire (?!) I was not a happy bunny, but it's amazing what baby wipes can do.
Eleanor sang in her first little concert. Oh my goodness I very nearly cried! I've been taking her to the tiny training choir for my old choir - Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir (who are, I am proud to say, the radio 3 Choir of the year! At last!). It was so good to hear them sing again, and I just wish I could have been up there with them! Oh yeah, Eleanor's tiny training choir was sweeeeeet too.
And we went on a superb jolly holiday to Cornwall. How could we ever go anywhere else now?
Bye for now!