Another gorgeous day spent in & out of the garden... David was back at work today & apart from food shopping first thing in the morning we have spent the day at home, Lyra playing, Logan lying around gazing at the world (naked a lot of the time!) & me tidying (in between feeding & changing both baby & toddler!)....
I'm currently on a bit of a mission to tidy the house because we live in such a small house it clutters up really really easily, it's then near impossible to find homes for the clutter. the majority of this clutter is Lyra's toys but sewing & knitting stuff takes up a reasonable amount of space, I have a lot of bits of fabric at the moment & am waiting for some thread I have ordered before I can really do anything with it - I'm intending to make a special patchwork quilt. special in that it will be made largely from Lyra's old clothes so will have memories attached to the different patches. I really hope I'll get a chance to do it, I'm waiting for some thread (the thread i have is too fine for my sewing machine to cope with & it gets stuck to my great annoyance) and some wonder web (for cheating with decorating certain patches)
You never really understand how hard being a mum & looking after a home with children in it is until you've done it. Before Lyra was born our home was *incredibly* tidy compared to how it is now, we would have thought our current conception of *tidy* was really messy & cluttered. Toys everywhere now, & Lyra can mess up in 5 seconds & the same toys take me 20 minutes to tidy up. It's really just the huge amounts of toys that make it untidy, storage is certainly an issue & we're thinking of getting a new bed with storage under the entire bed & a hydraulic mechanism to lift the top part of the bed up just to maximise the storage space available to us. Just think - I could fit all my crafty bits in there & then some!
Making Mandala Hoops
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