My house looks like a jam factory.
There are crates of fruit, jars, clips, rubber bands, and lids everywhere you look.
There are cauldrons and preservers bubbling away.
The air is sticky.
And it is Friday and my kids are tired and cranky.
I am too.
This school business is exhausting. Draining.
Last night when everyone had finally gone to bed and the house was quiet I almost succumbed to a bit of a tantrum myself. But luckily I stopped myself and thought instead about happiness. What could turn that impending meltdown around and make me feel good? It had to be something just for me. Something good. Something that would almost certainly work.
Something plainish this time.
Some op-shopped denim.
The same tried and tested and fail safe pattern but with a lower neckline.
I considered some ruffles.
But ended up with vintage lace.
It worked too.
A few hours later I went to bed happy.
I can highly recommend dress making as therapy over a tantrum.
There is so much less drama and emotion involved.
It is easier physically.
It is kinder on everyone you live with.
AND you might even have a new dress to wear the next day.
How are things at your place?
Are you all tired and ready for the weekend?
Are you cooking? Sewing? Making?
Is it hot or cold where you are?
What do you do to turn tantrum into terrific?
OK, I'm off to scrub bottles and stir pots.
I hope your weekend is sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
ps. From now on I'll be answering questions in the comments section.
So if you ask me something, please come back and check for your answer.