I've been working on my auntie's birthday present any moment I can get, I have less than two weeks to get it done and I'm starting to panic that I won't have it ready in time. Usually that would be plenty of time to finish it, but lately I don't seem to get much free time in the day and then when it comes to the evenings, Rose has to be fed and put to bed, dinner has to be cooked and eaten and then any time that I have left in the evenings I don't really want to sit glued to the laptop or sewing machine and ignoring Ray!
I can't show too much of it as it's sort of a surprise what I'm making for her, but when she's received it I shall put a photo on here for you to see.
We've had a few sleepless nights recently, Rose has an awful cold at the moment and she keeps waking all through the night from coughing. I've got my fingers crossed that she won't wake tonight, I've put baby vicks rub on her and the nursery smells like olbas oil. It would be sooo lovely to have a good nights sleep but I doubt it'll happen!
My tomatoes have Finally started ripening... I thought it would never happen!
The garden is looking a little bit neglected at the moment, I just can't seem to find enough minutes in the day to get anything much done out there. Sometimes it just too hard to find the motivation to go out when it's miserable weather... laziness on my part really!
It's my best friends birthday today and I sent a parcel of mainly home-made gifts to her. I kept to a 'kitchen' theme as they're moving into a new house soon and thought it would be nice to have some things she could make use of. I crocheted a dishcloth, prettied up a tea-towel, made an oven-glove and bought a pretty apron.
Here's the oven-glove...
I really did struggle with the bias-cut binding though, I've never sewn on binding before and found it really tricky to get right.
I'm busy packing and getting ready for our holiday at the moment. We're going on our first family holiday abroad later on this month and I'm starting to panic slightly that I wont have a clue what to pack for Rose! I have had some brilliant advice already about it.. but if anyone has any tips for taking a baby on a plane, I'd be most grateful..!
On another note... I reached my Slimming World target last night!
I'm so happy and am celebrating tonight with Hagen-daaz ice-cream! :-)