home - Photo a Day, August
My Mum is the epitome of the perfect housewife;
Me?       Mmmmmm, not so much.
She can cook up a storm at a moments notice... 
She can garden crops of pure deliciousness ...
She can clean to pass any white glove swipe... 
and she can sew a mean thread.

Me?        Mmmmmm, not so much. 
So when I felt an overwhelming desire to suddenly enhance my capacity on said housewife fronts, it took me {and even more so, Si} by absolute surprise! Maybe another ripple from the 'purse string tightening' effect, perhaps?
Easy does this whole new traditional take - I thought I'd start simple. Ease myself into it.
So why not start with something I haven't done since Grade 7 Home Economics class...   sewing. Very basic sewing!
My first attempt at any sort of stitch {apart from those that result from a 2 minute run - who am I kidding?!}  ended in the felt house creation above. And boy am I proud!
Me!    I made that!     I would buy it from a shop!      But I don't need to buy it, 'cause I made it!
My proudness at completing such a basic sewing project further emphasises my non-housewifey-ness, but hey, it's a start. And my heart swells with pride as each time Si walks past our new little felt house on the shelf, he picks it up with admiring eyes and says "Gee I love this thing. Great job babe." 
And that's why I married him. He's a bit wonderful like that. 
So maybe I should try more of this wifey stuff. I could get used to heart swells and admiring eyes.
Being the high achiever that I am, I might even make a felt bird next - oh yes, I'm living on the edge!
Sweet little house pattern from here
{Please tell me I'm not the only one failing at life as a 'woman'!}


  1. hey Anna i continue to enjoy reading your blog your a very talented woman and in my eyes your not failing at anything. What we must remember is that this is a season, and it won't last forever advance with strength

    1. Oh Lillian, that is very sweet of you. I may not be the best housewife, but I sure love being a Mumma! x

  2. Failing! I think not lovely girl. You are providing home cooked meals for your hubby and babe, such wonderful play opportunities and bucket loads of love. I've come to the conclusion that as long as these things are covered them I'm doing a cracking job. This stay home Mumma gig takes a while to really find your groove and it's so lovely you're exploring ways to make your house a home. Be as gentle and kind to yourself as you are tothose around you. Hats off to you and your little felt house. One step at a time :) x

    1. Steph I wish I could hug you right now! Sometimes I think we put too much pressure on ourselves as Mummas, but as long as the basics are covered and the home is filled with love, that's all that really matters right?! However, next stop - veggie garden creation, hmmmm, this could get interesting! ;-) xxx


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