Life has been very busy lately. A huge amount of my time goes towards “G” as I navigate the endless cycle of breast-feeding, diaper changes and snuggling. Amidst all this I am trying to find time to take care of “I” plus find little activities for her that expend her energy, encourage creativity, and let her know that not only is she loved, but that mommy still sees everything (“I” may have tried a few times to exploit my divided attention to her advantage!). Add on top of this endless piles of laundry and dishes.
So of course I need to add another activity . . .
While reading Facebook this morning I discovered via a status update from one of my favorite blogs, Miranda Makes, that this week begins the Kids Clothes Week Challenge 2012 on Elsie Marley. I have lots of pieces of fabric, and couple patterns and lots of visions of my beautiful girls in some handmade clothes. And what’s one more thing added to my day?
This afternoon my opportunity came during an uncommon moment when both the girls were napping. Consequently I sat on the living room floor, surrounded by piles of clothes that need to be folded and pulled out a pattern of an adorable summer top that I want to make for “G”.
Let’s see what I can accomplish in an hour!
First things first, the tedious task of cutting out pattern pieces.
At the end of my hour despite several phone calls and a baby who kept waking up and complaining about the “lack of attention” she was experiencing, I was able to cut out two of the three pieces I need to start sewing.
Not bad for an hour’s worth of interrupted work.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s progress report!