Recent makes

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all keeping well. So my Instagram account is fully functional now and Matt is helping with the Facebook account (I cant seem to remember my password for instagram to link the accounts together🤦🏽‍♀️). So here are some makes I have recently completed.

My sister in law challenged me to make a peg bag. First attempt is pretty awesome!
I love this idea I found on Pinterest. I used my new Cricut Joy for this project.
Super heroes are not just for boys.
A teeny tiny bauble for Darcey’s teacher, who is having her first baby this year.
And a bike bag for Marnie. Personal use only.

I definitely feel more confident on the sewing machine now, but those bigger makes will have to wait. I’m really enjoying doing the bows, but still working on how I’m going to clip boys bow ties. A few ideas I’ve had haven’t quite worked yet.

In other news. Darcey is really enjoying her lockdown school and her report this year has, once again been amazing all round. Exceeding in reading and writing, expected in maths, but I’m sure since she has been home schooling, we have changed that to exceeding too! We found out she is going to be a Jaguar in Year 2. Not sure if the whole school is going with the big cat theme this year or just her class, but I like it!

I did have a go at doing a video tutorial for making glitter baubles, it didn’t go down too well. Note to self: don’t do videos with two children in ear shot. It doesn’t work. Back to the drawing board on that one. 🤦🏽‍♀️

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.