This coming week one of my best Friends, who is not from Cape Town, will have her 6th baby, by caesarian - YES, her 6th caesarian, isn’t that amazing - and they will stay with us for the week. So during the past week, we spring cleaned and reorganized our home.
While busy organizing the home, I sorted through clothes; I steam cleaned the carpets;
and we deep cleaned the kitchen and room our friends would stay in.
Then while in the final step of our spring cleaning, I seriously injured my head against the corner of a cupboard and our spring clean came to an abrupt stop! The razor sharp corner of the cupboard, split open the skin on my forehead just into my hair line. CJ and Heidi-Mari immediately knew how to stop the bleeding with Yarrow - so much blood with a head injury! They supported me through the immense shock and Josua and Danika took over caring for the little ones, while Christo, who arrived minutes later, attended to my wound. With CJ and Heidi-Mari’s help Christo "stitched up” the wound with corn starch without taking me for stitches - not without cutting off some hair (LOL!). They ordered me to bed rest and I gladly gave in. The rest of the day CJ, Heidi-Mari and Josua, cleaned up the room, prepared dinner and looked after their younger siblings.
On Friday I felt like someone that had brain damage! I couldn’t think straight or do things at the same pace and fervency I’m used to, and decided to take the day off, as well as the weekend. But I do have to stay busy, so I worked on my latest hobby - making felt food for Danika and the girls who will stay with us during the week!
Here is my first finished project!
I enjoyed every minute making this Strawberry Cake and can’t wait to see the girls playing with it.
One of Heidi-Mari’s best friends, Kelly-Anne started a Sewing Challenge a few months ago, and this month’s theme is Children’s Toys! I like to enter this project into her challenge.
The pattern for the Strawberry Cake and Plate I got here. The felt I bought over the years for different craft projects, at a local craft shop, the yarn I had from previous sewing projects and the buckram to strengthen the plate was left over from a ballet costume.
I only had to buy the patterns, foam and filling. I got a cut off piece of foam at a local foam shop in Durbanville for next to nothing, and the filling at a local Craft shop!
I’m so thankful for Kelly-Anne starting this Sewing Challenge. Since she’s running the Sewing Challenge, Heidi-Mari became interested in sewing and enjoys it more and more. She already made a Duplo bag for the little one’s Duplo;
and a Princess crown for Danika who is always ‘dressing up’ as a Princess.
Wait till you see Heidi-Mari and Danika’s children toy projects…
Why don’t you give yourself some creative off time and enter Kelly-Anne’s Children Toys Sewing Challenge.