There have been spots in my space this week.
Not pretty polka dots but horrible red itchy spots of the chicken pox variety.
Especially not nice on a 14 month old.
At least she's getting them out of the way. As everyone keeps saying.
Done and dusted. Ticked off the list of childhood illnesses.
There has been much staying in.
Now we are over the worst of the illness there is now the main irritation.
We are both a bit stir crazy and we are getting on each others nerves. I know it, the baba knows it.
Normally I'd love the chance to stay in and catch up with my stitching 'to do' list.
But the baba has other ideas.
Why sit quietly enjoying a pleasant half hour of crochet or cross stitch ( ...yes, I know she hasn't even learnt to walk yet, let alone master simple crafts....) when there are books to be pulled off shelves, wooden blocks to throw in the air and cat tails to pull......
So there has been dark evening sewing. Sometimes it's the best kind. Although often now it reminds me of a past life of freelancing, slumped at the sewing machine into the wee small hours.....Shudder...!
Anyway, I have managed to get started on a few housey bits.
A cushion cover made from some fabric I bought in Australia from Selvedge House.
And I have at last made a start, and actually even finished one set of arm covers for the settees.
To hide the tatters left behind from naughty cats scratching.
Naughty cats! This is not a scratchy post!
Go and scratch one of the 8 or so scratchy posts we have actually bought for you...for the sole purpose of scratching....made of scratching material.....for scratchy cats......Oh I may as well talk to myself.....sigh.....
I added some pockets on the side. I like that I have somewhere to put a couple of magazines and hide the remote controls (but always know where they are...clever!) in a pretty fabric pocket.
I got a bit carried away and started to make covers for the other settee completely forgetting the dimensions are slightly different as it is a sofa bed!
Doh! Unpicking begin......
Side step to Kootoyoo for some far less itchy creative spaces.