Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Its that time again...

Indeed it is that time again, time to head off to the seaside, dip cute little toes in the chill of the sea, feel the sea breeze rushing through your hair, watching your little ones running around in the sand and too much ice cream sticking to sandy faces...
Packing up a picnic for the day and some 'creative makes' for Mommy to do, yes its that time again, the best time of the year...
Trying to find my summer groove is tricky this year, its the first time I am at home with the children and also working on my sewing and trying to fulfill orders. I am finding I am spending my evenings, once the little ones are curled up for the evening after a busy day of play and eating, sewing - right through till the early hours of the morning then waking up feeling the symptoms of lack of sleep. Not to mention the guilt I am feeling that for the first week of the holidays I have spent it on the telephone to either solicitors or insurance people. I have had a flood at home and found that the damage is going to cost thousands rather than hundreds...
So along with keeping the little ones happy, being innovative with our entertainment with little money to spare, sewing and the little problems life just throws at you, well its being a testing week. My philosophy on this is 'Things can only get better" after all I only have to listen to the sound of the sea to feel my soul calmed.
On the sewing front, I am working on a cup cake range, this is my first cushion, along with working on some shabby chic style cushions using beautiful vintage fabric. Add to the range some knitted cup cakes and children's draw string bags.

Yes finding the summer groove, its a little more challenging this year but with the children's laughter and all the extra hugs I am getting I know we will get there... Hoping you have found your summer groove and also a little space for just yourselves...

7 comments:

Florrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your flood......sometimes life seems to hit us with one thing after another. I was in a similar situation to yours and I can only say keep positive, things do get better.
Beautiful cushions.
Florrie x

ginny said...

hello Suzie,
i also am sorry to here about your flood. we had one a few years back so i understand how you must be feeling. just keep pushing for proper replacement of items and don't let them fob you off.
welcome back to blog land too ~ it is great to see you x
love ginny x

Em said...

hi suzie

hope your situation improves soon. you have a good attitude and im sure that will rub off on your children. what a fab time playing at the beach is, i remember holidays as a child, we spent the whole day there. your giving your children good memories. loving the material on your cushion. x

Thimbleanna said...

I hope you get the flood sorted out quickly -- that's no fun. Love the pillow -- the colors AND the cupcakes!

marit said...

So sorry to hear about the flooding- I hope you can get it all sorted out.


Lovely cushion!

Take care.

Tracy said...

Hi, Suzie... So sorry about that flood. Hope the damp won't keep your groove down long. ;o) Do hope things will be looking up and drier soon! LOVE your cupcake pillow--gorgeous fabrics and colors! Happy Days :o) ((HUGS)) Oh, I'm having some giveaway fun with my shop closing... stop by if you get a chance...

julie said...

That's so awful about the flooding Suzie - what a nightmare! I hope the insurance people get their act together and you're able to sort it out quickly. Here's wishing you lots of peaceful beach time and summer smiles x