As you can see the monster party bags for Milly's 3rd birthday are in full flow... I've got these four pinned and ready to stitch together as & when the girls allow. The trick to parenting and creativity and NOT losing the plot is to be prepared! Even if said prep is being done at midnight the night before so I'll be hanging for most of the day.
This batch of bags are all a bit more squat than I'd like: being someone who hates careful measuring and planning things out, I just ripped up the lovely old sheet I'm using into rough strips without thinking what size the bags would end up being. Never mind, they'll still do the job, though some of the monsters may have to hold their hats.
I'm trying really hard to keep my desk neat these days; something I find really difficult. I have a tendency when I stop doing anything to just abandon all the bits I've been using until they build up into a shaky towering mess which I then have to undo and put away the next time I get five minutes to work on something. Which of course takes up the whole five minutes and means I don't get to do anything fun before being pulled away onto the next child-based activity.
So, along with planning ahead for future creative time, I'm also trying to be tidy.
I may even become a real grown-up one of these days and keep the house tidy too.
My mum & uncle are visiting tomorrow so in actual fact the house is unnaturally (weirdly) tidy anyway so I'm feeling (tiredly) pleased. I don't know why I have to present my home to my family in this way, it's most odd. Their visits are quite rare, unlike Jude's family who we see a lot more of, so I think there must be some psychological need to impress them somehow; that I'm capable of looking after my own brood perhaps?
Anyway! Today I'm linking up for the first time with Julia at Stamping Ground for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.... it's brilliant having a look at all those creative spaces in full flow! Plus it makes me feel a bit better about the mess I'm usually trying to work in...
x Enjoy! x