Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s day is such a happy holiday!  Everyone laughs and jokes, and there are hugs all round.  (I’m not sure how much that has to do with the annual green beer, lol)  Do any of you have any grand plans for the day?  I am staying home, in my pajamas, sewing up a storm!  I have decided to boycott housework and laundry, and I may even forget where the kitchen is!  As my mom used to say, ‘Today is Every Man (or Woman!) for Himself Day’. Which meant we were all responsible for feeding ourselves! Of course, that only happened once we were teenagers.  My Mom was a firm believer in ‘Mom’s Day Off’.  A tradition I was happy to carry on.  She thought that Mom’s should have a scheduled day off,  just  like any other worker.  It is so easy to become bogged down with responsibilities and worries, that we forget to take care of ourselves.  I know how difficult it is to have time to yourself when the kids are young.  But try to take even an hour to yourself. Let your husband have a turn with the kids. (and Please don’t say they are ‘babysitting’.  Nothing annoys me more than hearing a man say he is ‘babysitting the kids’.  How can you babysit your own children?  Just sayin…) ( sorry ‘bout the rant!)  Anyway, back to you.  Start small. Take the dog for a walk.  Get your hair cut.  Just wander the mall aimlessly.  Anything to get you out and away.  If you aren’t comfortable with that, take a long bubble bath.  And  LOCK the door!  Listen to your ipod and relax.  As I said, I understand how hard this can be to arrange. (I had six little ones at once!) But you NEED  some ME time, if only for your own sanity!  It will make you so much happier,  and a happy Mommy makes happy kids. You will find yourself refreshed and more able to deal with life’s stressors. So, plan some ME  time, and see how your well being affects your family!
Well, now that I have that off my chest, I’ll show you what I originally intended to post about! (isn’t it funny how posts just seem to wander off by themselves?)    I am trying to add new stock to my etsy, and have been running my machine into the ground. I’ve made two more Peasant dresses. I still plan on adding a big flower or bow to each of them, but since the one dress fits into the theme of the day, I thought I’d post them now.

 peasant dresses 009
peasant dresses 011
What do you think? I love them. The bright cheery colours and prints just make me smile.
Happy St Paddy’s day, and happy sewing!           Anne


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15 comments:

  1. Your dresses are very adorable. Great work! Thank you for the inspiration for a Moms day off. It's much needed. Also, I agree about "daddy babysitting."

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  2. Guess what?! You made the finals for Best of March at Saturday Mornings! Congrats! Here is the link to the announcement post!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/best-of-march-round-three-finalists.html

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  3. What adorable dresses! The green one is totally cute. Thanks for sharing at Humble Homemaking. :)
    Humble Homemaking

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  4. Loooove the dresses! The fabric is so cheery and fun! =)

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  5. Your rant made me laugh; when goose was young it was so hard to get any time for myself ... complicated of course by health issues, which is not every young mom's story, thank goodness. Six littles, I can't imagine. I really love the top green dress! soooo cute.

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  6. these dresses are so sweet and simple...much better than green beer! love the green especially...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  7. Ohh, your little dresses are so darling! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. LOVE the dresses! I think a big chiffon flowers or something like that will make them just "pop" too! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to go check out your etsy!

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  9. Cute dresses! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you come back and join my followers, as well! :) Keep the cute crafts coming!

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  10. those are just adorable, I love the colors too. I'll have to go over and check out your etsy shop.

    You are so right on about taking some time for yourself. To do something you enjoy doing and to relax.

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  11. Your dresses are adorable! I have little girls that would love these. ;-) Thanks for stopping by RedHenHome!

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  12. I'm following you from Handmade Wednesday. Super cute dresses!

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  13. Voting started tonight! Remember, you are one of finalists for Best of March 2011 at Saturday Mornings! Congrats again, there were over 700 entries! Here is the link to the voting area, and be sure to grab your button on the right sidebar at the very bottom to display here and drive your readers to vote! Good luck!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/voting-for-best-of-march-2011-here.html

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  14. Love the stars and stripes one!:)

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