Thursday, 12 August 2010

Domestic Goddess. Well trying to be!!!

I can't believe that a week ago today we were waiting very patiently for a very delayed plane to bring us back home.  A week later I am still trying to get on top of washing, whilst also trying to be super mum/wife by managing numerous piles of mess (toys/papers/crayons), creating food, and finding things for the children to do... not only is the weather counterproductive for my washing, it is so much more difficult when the children can't get out.

Yesterday, I made fairy cakes (it always has to be fairy cakes, "well I am a fairy mummy"!!!) with both of the children, and when the little tinker was having his afternoon nap, the fairy got out her decorating equipment.  Knowing what the fairy is like when it comes to decorating cake with sugary bits, I put six of the cakes to one side and asked for her to keep them very simple.  The rest she could do what she wanted.

Here's what we got...


... the plain ones were 'just' covered in buttercream and two different types of sugar strands!!!  Proper fairy cakes, wouldn't you agree?!

It was fabulous though.  Our little chatter box of a fairy was so absorbed in her decorating task, I had peace and quite for almost an hour!!!  I was able to start piecing together a patchwork that I have been meaning to complete for months.  Today, whilst the tinker was asleep and the fairy was busy creating secret codes I was able to start quilting...


... I am hand quilting as I am doing circles.  Although quite relaxing, it is very time consuming and I have only managed to get half of it done.  It has also given me a sore finger.  I tried to use a thimble, but it just wasn't working for me (if anyone can recommend a thimble, please do).  Hopefully I will have it done by the end of the week (?!!!)

Ant to finish with...


... hooray, summer is here!  Well, it was for about an hour and a half anyway.  Thought we would make the most of the sun peeping out through the clouds by venturing into the park.  Three quarters of the way round we heard the sky start to rumble!!!  Time for a game of 'charge'!!  We made it back without getting wet, and managed to get the washing (very, very nearly dry for the first time since we got back) off the line before the rain started.  

1 comment:

ilovedolly said...

he he he love the child decorated fairy cakes. When it comes to sweets they don't do 'less is more', do they?!!