Spontaneous crafty Sunday afternoon

I got a little bit craft today!

We bought some cheap curtains when we first got the house, but they’ve always bugged us. There’s a power point in the bub’s room close to the floor. It was a pain for full length curtains because you had to sit the fabric over the points – a safety issue. It also meant the curtains didn’t quite seal and let in some light.

Well, on the weekend we bought a bookshelf for the little man. I’ve been hanging out for one for ages. When we put it together we realised the perfect spot was under the window. Finally I had my excuse to get cracking on chopping the curtains. I cut and hemmed them, admittedly using white thread since I didn’t have any silver to match. The bookshelf has a big gap at the back, perfect for masking the power point. It means it’s not touching anything anymore, and hidden from the bub should he be crawling around his floor for any reason. [...]  read more

My first attempt at arm knitting

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Yesterday was another tough day. I was extremely tired, after having about 3 – 4 hours of sleep total overnight (and broken sleep at that). Mario was the same. I wasn’t sure if Luca had another cold or if it was just the tail end of his last one, with a bit of the cough remaining. Whatever it was, it had us up constantly the night before and we were exhausted.

At one point during the day I reached my emotional limit. I was so drained. If you had asked me to make a decision right there and then I couldn’t have done it. My brain had shut down. [...]  read more