It’s starting now!

Hi everyone. Starting week seven of lockdown and I’m still feeling positive about the situation. Bear&Moo is beginning to blossom and it’s looking good. A few tweaks and I’ll be ready! I’ve started small with hair bows for the girls. The picture advertises Disney and Peppa pig brands, but I will not be selling these. They are for personal use only because of licensing laws. I’m not dealing with the chance of being sued.

Peppa Pig bow for Moo.
Toy story bow for Bear.

The girls love them and for my first project on the sewing machine I recently bought, I think they’re adorable! I have purchased other styles of fabric from Rosie’s craft shop. First time ordering from them, but they do a fantastic range of fabrics for crafters. So I will definitely go back and buy more!

I’ve also started making (shhhhh) Christmas tree baubles… what else is there to do with all the free time I have now?!

Using Cricut own brand permanent vinyl these look so good!

I’m thinking of doing videos on how to make these, but is it something needed? I mean, there are already a lot of videos on how to make them. Will anyone watch mine? Only one way to find out, I guess!

Lockdown!

Wow! I haven’t been around for ages! Sorry about that. Things have just been going full speed for a while. Well maybe not quite full speed, just at a normal speed and I’ve forgotten about my blog… yes. That’s the real reason. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Ok, so since my last post there has been big news for the world. Yes, bloody Coronavirus has ruined our lives for the foreseeable future! We have been in lockdown for a week in the U.K and homeschooling is going well so far. Darcey has learned lots, let’s just hope I feel the same way in another week. How on earth do home schooling parents do it!? I applaud you all! If you have any tips for me, fire away. Please.

I have kept up with my running and trying to run 5k if not everyday, every other day. We’re allowed out for exercise, essential shopping and to collect medication. Both Matt and I have been furloughed from our jobs. But apparently the government is going to pay 80% of our wages until we can go back to work. So I’m feeling optimistic about not having a job at the moment. I’m seeing this short time in lockdown as an opportunity to broaden the girls learning and also my own. I have recently downloaded the ‘Duolingo’ app and learning Spanish. I feel that now is the time to do things you wouldn’t normally have time to do when one is working and being a parent. Get your minds working too. I love all the live lessons online and we’ve all joined in with Oti and her dance classes from her house. Maddie Moates and her Science lessons, today’s one was about how poo is made (Darcey particularly loved this one) and we’ve joined with various toddler classes, Toddler time, rag dolly Anna’s and more.

I hope you are all keeping well and making sure your family are entertained at this uncertain time. You’re all doing fantastically now! Just keep up the good work.