Thursday, 13 January 2011


I am attempting to get back into the swing of normal life but it's a challenge.
Little kidlet didn't go back to school until Monday and next week is a very significant birthday for me (yes I am 21!).  So it's tough going not to think of myself as "The Birthday Queen".

I have set myself quite a few tasks, including yoga every morning before the school run, getting back to my pre-kidlet weight, being more organised, etc, etc. Some things I'm finding easier than others!
 I have however already managed to fulfil one dream.

When I met Mr Lemon Drizzle he was already a home owner and had basically inherited the previous occupants fixtures, including curtains.
Hanging in the front room were a pair of curtains that had once been the print du jour.  I know this because I was a textile designer and knew the girl who had designed them.  She had designed the print before I had even started working in the studio, but, as they were a best seller, I was faced with it everywhere.  I have to say as well that the colours weren't very subtle and the print was very very busy.
Anyway we put up with these curtains being too busy falling in love to change them and eventually moved into our joint house....bringing the curtains with us.  Then we were too busy working and having kidlets.  We ended up living with someone else choice of soft furnishing for over 10 years.  They have been hanging in our front room where they have never fitted properly, they wouldn't even close in the middle!  I feel ashamed to admit it.
I was determined that I would not come down the stairs into the front room and look at those curtains on my **th birthday.  If I did I would somehow have failed!
I had even bought new fabric and lining the summer before.

So last week, even with kidlet hanging around and trying to cut her fingers under the needle, I MADE CURTAINS!!!!!

I feel very proud of myself.

Also I decided to finish knitting the cardigan I started two years ago.  I have only to knit the bands and collar and sew it up and that is another project ticked off the list.

So if I am absent for a short while it's probably because I am busy projecting, and definitely not lying in a darkened room weeping about my age.

Here is a sneak peak of a project I'm working on for a friend.  As you can see I don't have the tidiest of desks!.

I'm off to clear out some cupboards!


  1. Hello you. I want a pic of the finished cardigan please as I am struggling to finish a jumper for dave and need inspiration (plus the belief that there IS an end to the darn thing!). Happy birthday x

  2. Wow, you're so industrious! Maybe some of your ambition and energy will rub off on me:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  3. I love the curtains! Learning to sew is on my bucket list

  4. You do curtains and cardigans too?! =) Your talent never stops to amaze me! =) I'm following your blog now. =)