Sunday, 14 August 2011

Monday blues

Well, tomorrow is finally the dreaded 'Return to Work'.  Although I've been off for 2 years (and 2 months!) there probably hasn't been a day gone past when I haven't thought about my return to work.  I will miss Joshua a lot while he's at his new private nursery, but I'll try to look on the bright side - going to the loo ALONE!  Enjoying a full cup of tea while it's still HOT! And having some adult conversations with no INTERRUPTIONS! 

I've kept myself busy the past few days, Joshua needed something to put his spare change of clothes in for keeping at nursery so of course I got creative!

May as well make it personalised eh?

I made up a simple drawstring bag with some of the fun children's IKEA fabric I bought recently -

Perfect size for a change of clothes -

I suppose I feel like there will be a little bit of me keeping an eye on him while he's at nursery :)

And not to feel left out, I decided that I should make myself a little pencil case so I've hand appliqued some cute flowers to a lovely grey fabric and I'm now in the process of hand quilting around them.  I'll have too order some zips before I can actually sew it together though.

(Sorry, not a great photo) I haven't done much hand quilting so this is a little experiment and practice for me. 

Needless to say - I won't have a lot of sewing time for the beginning of the week now but hopefully Thursdays and Fridays will allow me plenty of time to fit in all the sewing and crafty things I just have to make.  Things may also be a bit quiet around my blog too, but don't worry, I'll be back soon showing off my crafty makes!

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  1. Good luck! You'll be fine - I remember my first day back after no 1 son was born - I felt a bit teary at first and kept wanting to call his childminder, but by lunchtime my work head was firmly in place and I enjoyed the feeling of using my brain again (and weeing in peace, definitely!)
    Hope you both settle in swimmingly
    Emily x

  2. Hi your photo caught my eye at the linky part at nifty-trifty things. I love the name drawstring bag! Good luck with work, I took 3 years maternity leave, and it only took a couple of days to get back to normal when i went back to work.

  3. In the dark ages when my daughter was born, we got 16 weeks leave. I was a basket case -- and still getting up in the night for heaven's sake! It is so much more sensible now with longer leave. Good luck, and congratulations on your privy privacy!


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