We are having a nice day here today. The kind of day I thought all my days would be like when I used to think about what life would be like as a stay at home mum. A day at home with the kids, popping out for a walk (the sunshine is lovely today), some kid crafting, some housework. And a quiet early afternoon with a young one fast asleep in bed from the morning's exertions and an older young one having a "rest" in his room. Sure, the kids have been pretty fighty this morning, but having nowhere to be and nothing pressing to do makes me a much more relaxed mummy to deal with these things.
Alas not everyday turns out this well. There are obligations, appointments, grocery shopping etc etc that can stress up our time, but I enjoy these days when they come about.
Above is Jemima's baby doll called "Ella". She doesn't get a lot of use, Jem prefers Kia the cat, so I felt like Ella might appreciate some attention from me. She now has a new outfit that is reashioned from one of Jemima's old suits. Size 000 *sigh*.
I saw this tute and slapped my forehead in a "why didn't I think of that?" moment and whipped it up last night (apart from all the hemming- I did one sleeve by machine = disaster, and a leg by hand = looks good but time consuming.)
And completely unrelated- here is a bowl from the op shop near my doctor's that I bought for 20c. I love it!