Monday, September 17, 2012

My creative absence.

I've come to the conclusion that one cannot be creative and be anything else at the same time.  Anything else being... parenting, working nights and weekends, having a husband working 14 hour days, washing, cleaning, being elected as the new Kinder President after a massive slanging match between other committee members!
Everytime I sit down to crochet, guilt sets in.  I should be folding the mountain of laundry, cleaning the kitchen, washing the floor, reading one of the eleventy billion unpleasant kinder emails that now land in my inbox.
I hit the pause button on everything over the weekend.  Didn't have to work, ignored the emails and the laundry and forced myself to make something, just because.
A lovely Hello Birdy Pillow, with a very untidy bum closure since my hand sewing is quite simply appalling!  She's pretty cute and simple to make... and of course, I just had to give her babushka wings!
I also managed to add some more rows to the Rainbow Rug.  She's getting super pretty (and heavy).  This is Lucy's granny stripe pattern from Attic 24.  It is easy to do and just 'flows' off your hook - rows of trebles, no chains in between so it is quite dense.  Great tv craft!
Joy of all joys, today my girlfriend took Matilda after Ballet so I could make a solo excursion to Patchwork with Gail B.  I had birthday gift vouchers burning holes in my pocket! 
Top to bottom: turquoise chevron pattern, very boy coloured bunting pattern, red babushkas on soft grey background, teacups on peachy pink, gorgeous red bikes with a turquoise bike here and there, vintage looking dollies in cream and pink.  And I was being very restrained.  Now I like to just sit and look at it while project inspiration hits!
The rest of my afternoon will now be taken up 'creatively' writing the monthly president's report for kinder... and 'creatively' hiding vegetables in pasta meat sauce!
Have a good week. x


  1. Sonn I was admiring your gorgeous birdy on Instagram! she's divine...but yes, i agree...all stops when a mother gets creative! Take care with all that your president is horrid...I did it last year and this year (even though I am just a wee minor general member) it's a tough gig and I'm convincing our kinder to go cluster management!!! But good on you for taking it on....happy crafting this week ;-)

  2. Oh I so know what you mean lady, I also feel that way about blogging. I still read my fave blogs, but the posting on my own blog is a bit of a guilty pleasure at the moment...just no spare time! Love that you were able to get so many lovely crafts done over the weekend...Internet is down so I'm on the iPhone & the damned thing isn't showing all of your pics unfortunately though xo

  3. Fancy birdy pillow... and lets face it... bum holes are never going to be that attractive ;)


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