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The past two years have been all about adjusting to motherhood and finding my way through it via craft. The out pouring of this came in the form of my blog Aunty Mum. Now I'm finally finding my feet, the children are growing, I'm getting some independence and my interests are morphing . . . into cooking. Join me in exploring creativity in many forms, food, fabric, frowns and laughter.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Practicing the Art of Positivity


Having been through a month of chicken pox, sleepless nights, long days and juggling work, sick children and all the other activities in our lives we have all been fractious and struggling to get along. When Janae prayed three nights in a row that she was thankful even though she had the ‘crabbiest mummy in the whole-wide-world’ I decided it was time for a different tack . . . bring on the positivity. And this morning’s picture was proof that it works. I was busy packing school bags etc and Janae wanted her hair brushed so her beautiful brother decided he’d help out. How gorgeous is that!

And I have a finished project to share. All this positivity has allowed me greater focus. Check this out.


I’ve really loved making this and only experienced the “I’ve got to get this done” feeling in the last three rounds. Today, after all the ends were weaved in, I made a twisted cord, folded and rolled the blanket into a cone and tied it neatly. I can’t wait to give this to it’s recipient because the whole point of gifts is the joy of giving them away.

So now I’m embarking on something I keep putting off . . . the knitted blanket.


I’ve started countless knitted blankets and never got far as they seem to take an age to get anywhere, while a crochet blanket almost makes itself. This particular one is done in panels of 35 stitches so it should feel like it’s going quickly. Well, here’s hoping anyway. I found this pattern on bernat.com in the ‘new patterns’ section.

Well, all the children are home and, there’s a gap in the rain that’s hopefully long enough to go and check to see if we have any more lambs.

See you soon.

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