This was soooo easy to make, another good food recipe.
There was a slight down side to this recipe (what on earth could be wrong when the main ingredient is chocolate?! I hear you say) My son loved it but even just a small square sent him hyper 😦
He loves fruit so next time I am thinking of going with the traditional cherries or maybe some toasted coconut or maybe some peanuts and reducing the chocolate content OR maybe just maybe I should go in search of a completely different recipe and maybe something that is slightly more healthy!
Well on Tuesday I asked my little guy what he would like to do today and his reply was: BAKING (it is in capitals because it was stated quite emphatically)
So being an avid reader of the good food magazine, I dug through some issues and found a recipe for white chocolate and peanut butter cookies. My toddler eats everything, I know lucky right! He does not have an allergy to nuts either, double bonus because I love peanut butter.
Thankfully the cookies turned out much better then my last attempt at sewing 🙂
At 2 years and 9 months the little one is really into baking now and can listen to instructions, unfortunately I took no photos until they were all baked and ready to eat, I did however get a picture before they were all eaten.
I don’t know if you noticed but I tried to improve on my photo. I really wanted to use a white plate but it turns out I do not own any type of white plate so maybe I need to go shopping for some props! My husband will be glad that it is not more fabric shopping for once! I think…
I know you are in shock right! haha I have finished my first ever top!
I have to say I am pretty impressed with myself and as well as learning how to make a top I have also learnt some lessons:
1. I can not follow a pattern to save my life, I may have mentioned this before so maybe this is more of a confirmation….
2. I do not like the restriction of following a pattern BUT then again being my first top I had no idea how to make the changes I visualised in my head, so this is probably what is known as a catch 22.
3. I do not like making clothes, if I was to make clothes again it would have to be with some form of support SO watch out Mother-in-law I am heading your way! I am much more of a visual person when it comes to learning (another thing that I did not know about myself!)
Anyway here it is:
Soooo many things wrong with this top! haha
I completely did the shoulder joints wrong (ok there may be a more technical term for it…)
It puckered in a few places.
I sewed all the way down the side when I was meant to stop about three quarters down, I didn’t want to start unpicking as it may all come apart as I had not realised my mistake until right near the end so decided to leave it as it is, with no hem (again is that the right word? haha I really am so clueless, I had to ask my husband what the word was)
As soon as I tried it on my first thought was “oh dear, what was I thinking?!” I look like a person with a rectangle attached to my body, to be fair I wanted to make a deeper neckline but had no idea how to do it.
Even with all its faults I LOVE it, my first ever top and it is completed! I will never wear it (I am not completely crazy) However I am proud of it.
I turned a year older last week, sigh. I try and make the most of my Birthday week though 🙂
I was totally spoilt, at work one of my tenants support workers threw me a surprise party! I was slightly speechless and for anyone that knows me they will know not a lot stops me from talking!
I then went out for a meal with a few work colleagues and they bought me some beautiful flowers and an iPod shuffle! another wow and slightly teary eyes, it is lovely to know you are appreciated.
I then had a home made card from my little boy who had to show me everything he had stuck in the card at 7 am….
I also got to go out for dinner with my husband to le mercury in Islington which is just so romantic all candle lit and delicious food.
Then to top it off we went to the cinema on Sunday for the childrens showing at 10am to watch ice age 4 and then have a spot of lunch and do a bit of clothes shopping, where my child and husband got more then me, why is it when you have the money you never find anything you want?
Anyway between all the celebrations I did carry on with a little of my top and completed my first darts, still not sure if they are right but hey they look ok (at the minute)
I hope to finish the top sometime next week but when I set myself goals I never stick to it, I think it is pre set in my DNA I always go off on a tanget and end up doing something completely different.
I have not managed to fit in any sewing at all in the past week 😦
BUT I have been doing a lot of other stuff, like completing a 3 mile walk for Macmillan cancer support on Saturday! It was a beautiful day and the walk “miles for macmillan” was held at Regents park. To make it even more special and also very amazing I completed the walk with a work colleague, some of our tenants and my son who is going to be 3 soon.
Let me tell you the tenants were amazing, these ladies range in age from 70-89! I am gutted that I can not put pictures up of them (I am sure it would break some work rule of some kind) but how can you not feel inspired by them and boy I hope I have that much get up and go when I reach their age!
I can however share a picture of my son who thought he was superman as he got a t-shirt and cape to wear
It really was a great day and I would recommend it for families my son felt so special when he got his medal at the end.
Then on Sunday we took the little superman to the cinema for his first time ever, he munched his way through all the popcorn and when he had finished he said “film finished?” haha typical man, it is all about the food! 😉 We had the cinema almost completely to ourselves bar one other family!
(Have to say my photography skills have hit a new low with this photo)
So maybe, just maybe I will fit some sewing in this week.