And whilst that was in the oven I did some last minute sewing. As I was putting her to bed Anwen was telling me how much she was looking forward to school in the morning. Everyone would sing happy birthday to her, the teachers would give her the bumps and she'd be wearing a badge with '5' on it....A badge! I hadn't bought her a badge!
So this is what sewing at the last minute when you're very tired looks like! At least when she was wearing it no one could see the back.
But the birthday girl loved it and was proud that no one else had worn a special fabric badge!
On the day of her birthday I was working so only had 30 minutes between picking Anwen up from school and our guests arriving to get everything ready. Needless to say I didn't manage it and had to decorate the cake in front of everyone - not one of my best!
|Apologies for the awful phone camera shot.|
Now I'm a creature of habit, and one of my worst habits is leaving everything till the last minute. The day before the party was really hot and the thought of spending the day in the kitchen with the oven on didn't appeal so I left it until after supper. I'd completely forgotten that my favourite recipe takes 1:30hrs in the oven and that it needs to cool in the tin - I needed two cakes and only had one tin - it was another long night!
Whilst my mum made the sandwiches and some nibbles I got on with decorating the cake and just about managed to get it done in time.
|Oh well - I won't leave it so late next year (famous last words)|
Since then I've not managed to get much sewing done. I have quite a few days booked off over the summer and had plans of endless sewing. What I'd forgotten was that I'd still have a five year old to entertain whilst Marged was napping! But now I have a real reason to sew, remember this little stash?
|Isn't he just gorgeous?|
|Little cuties for a farmer's son|
Linking up with Shanna and Melissa at A Lovely Year of Finishes and making this my August goal.
And with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.