A-Z of Gratitude: D is for distractions

I’ve been MIA for a while because I’ve been distracted. My distractions have been quite surprising to be honest. My husband has been wondering if I hit my head or if I have had a Nicholas Cage/John Travolta “Face Off” experience with Martha Stewart.

Deep breath… I have a confession to make…

In my first post I declared I would never, ever undertake certain projects. I said I was not one of  “those” mothers who could do anything – that bit is still true, but I am sure trying my hand at more things than I ever have before!

In my new-found creative space, I have been seduced by the sewing machine.  After a few sessions of playing around with my sister-in-law’s machine I was all stitched up and just had to have one of my very own. My friends are in shock, my husband is afraid, and I am in hysterics. This really is a twist in the plot of my life – a twist that has stunned all who know me!!


Some of my creations are interesting to say the least. The “Vintage teletubbie look alike” doll (as named by a friend amidst her laughter ) has been a favorite among friend’s daughters.


I am also using vintage fabrics to create some jewellery. Guess what my friends and family will receive for gifts for the next decade?!


My furniture projects are still distracting me from housework, and I’ll post pics later this week of the drinks cabinet I am working on.  This project was inspired by my Nan who left me her gorgeous tea set.

I have completed the first round of doily tea light holders I mentioned a few posts ago – very happy with how they turned out.


I have whipped up four of these reversible winter hats. Asher particularly loves his, and didn’t want it off his cute head for a few days.  I was quite chuffed, even if it meant his temperature was rising.


Ah, distractions are so fun!




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