Monday, 16 November 2009

i am not martha stewart

I'm going to attempt to sew this week. Mia's nursery is fundraising for Children in Need on Friday; they're having the kids dress up as nursery rhyme characters for sponsorship. I got the bright idea to dress her up as Little Miss Muffet, then got the even brighter idea to sew a little cap and bloomers for the costume. How hard could it be, I asked myself? The hat's going to be like a shower cap with a frilly lace border, and the bloomers are simple trousers with an elastic waist and lace cuffs. Yup. Simple.

What I need to remind myself is that I'm not crafty, no matter how much I'd like to think I have some sort of (deeply) hidden talent for such things. I did three scrapbook pages for Mia and lost interest, but I still quite like all the sparkly bits and sticky letters I bought for it. I have three unfinished knitting projects on the go, and without exagerrating, one of them has gone from a birth present to a first birthday present. I have an undecorated belly cast shoved up on a shelf in a closet. The last time I tried to decorate cupcakes, the decorations stuck to the plate and crumbled into dust when I tried to remove them. I am not crafty. I must be stopped.

Ooh but you know, that fabric advent calendar I saw looks like a cinch to make. How hard could it be?

3 comments:

glowstars said...

Very. The craft gene's completely skipped me, yet my mum, her mum and her mum before have all had the skills. But at least I never have to worry about making a little miss muffett costume!

Lisa said...

Oh, but then there'll be school plays and stuff like that! I'm dreading it all.

Caroline said...

I've got kids bloomers! no honestly - bought this little suit for emily and she's not even worn it! you can borrow it if you want?