When I was choosing my options at school I wanted to do sewing, pottery and art but my mum wanted me to do chemistry, technology and physics. She won and I ended up with qualifications in subjects that have had absolutely no impact on my later life :(
I really love to sew, I was good at sewing and it's a hobby I've done for many years.
Twenty four hours before she was due to start I found out that Maddie had finally got a place at nursery school. She needed a bag to put her PE kit in so at 10 o'clock at night I thought I'd make her one. This is the bag, she never wanted to get rid of it even though it's no longer used.
I thought I'd make her a reversable bag with the brightly coloured fabric I had. There was no pattern, no instructions, it was all in my head.
And it only took me about twenty minutes to do, making sure it was neatly finished inside and out. I didn't have a table at the time so I did all of this sitting crossed legged on the floor, hunched over the machine, using the side of my knee to operate the foot peddle!
I was always so good at looking at an item and just knowing how to sew it, I didn't need patterns and instructions back then. I made a few skirts and some beautifully smocked dresses all from ideas in my head. So why am I now scared to get out my machine and sew? During the week I tell myself the machine is coming out at the weekend but when the weekend comes so does the mental block and I never start sewing.
Maddie still thinks her bag is cute and since looking at it again I've been trying to tell myself that I CAN DO IT.
Maybe this weekend....
Have you ever had a mental block when it comes to doing something you used to love?
Another week has whizzed by, here are the highlights:
I had a naughty coffee with my girl, it seems ages since we last went out for coffee on our lunch break:
My friend, Clare, came to visit:
Me and Alfie played in the garden until he was ready to drop!
I had this little visitor to the garden, he keeps popping in but I have no idea what type of bird it is.
A lot of these were consumed this week and they were delicious.
I looked back on how far I've come with my weight loss.
I still had dirty pudding though :)
While Maddie enjoyed her favourite doughnut.
Another friend popped over for drinks which was a lovely end to the working week :)
I got week 17 in the album.
Although I still feel a bit sad that I'm so up to date so can't have a long Project Life session :(
We'd had a bit of rain so the garden had got very wild again, it was nice to spend time sorting it out in the sunshine though.
I helped some friends build a shed!
I had a long look at all the projects I have on the go and decided to start a group on Facebook for people in the same situation. WIP Busters will hopefully help me get these unfinished projects done as well as to encourage others to get their projects finished. Head over to Facebook if you'd like to join :)
So another lovely week has passed and another one has started with a Bank Holiday! Who do I have to talk to to get every week started with a Bank Holiday Monday? :)
I hope you have a great week.
Thanks for stopping by
Living life to the full with my daughter, Maddie, and pooch, Alfie. Dividing my time between Surrey and Bournemouth where my partner, Paul, lives. I juggle my hobbies, of which there are many, with full time work and I'm 3 years in to my Slimming World journey.