Being a Stepford Wife

No new posts the last few days, as I have been busy Stepford wife-ing. I also managed to fit in a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and London Zoo (AKA somewhere for the whole of London to take the kids to on Easter Monday).
The London Zoo trip stands out for me, as I was dragged into the At Home with the Aardvarks Experience with toddler boy. It’s basically a series of concrete tunnels (storm drains?) which enable you to see the aardvarks close up. I managed to meet three dads and about 12 children close up. How I love being wedged into a small space with strangers.
Still, in homage to Pom Pom Emporium and Mrs C, I decided to go all crafty and have a go at making a little dress for baby girl (who shall be forevermore known by her family nickname of Fifi). She needs a bridesmaid dress for my sisters wedding and I’m blowed if I am going to spend £59 on one, the going rate in local baby clothes shop Its a Small World.

I haven’t made a dress in quite some time and this one happened to be lined, something I have never done before. The picture above depicts the nearly finished article. I didn’t realise that it was lined until I got home from the fabric shop, so I utilised an old cotton duvet, don’t tell anyone. I’m quite pleased with it. Although, I am looking at it in the same way as I look at DIY at home. With an over zealous eye and thoughts of ‘if only, I hadn’t got distracted by that gripping bit in Eastenders/ Home and Away/ Fimbles’. Never mind.
Continuing the home-making theme, I made some cakes with toddler boy. He loves stirring the mixture up and trying his best to spread it all around the kitchen. He particularly favours the bread bin as its quite hard to clean. I’m now trying to get him to stop saying ‘yuck’ and eat one. Its hard being a domestic goddess.

4 Responses

  1. Alex 15th April 2009 / 3:25 pm

    It might be hard being a domestic goddess but you do a darn good job of it!

  2. Anjie 16th April 2009 / 6:55 am

    I'm exhausted just reading what you've been doing, no mean feat with two under three!

  3. Metropolitan Mum 16th April 2009 / 9:59 am

    Wow. And I thought getting out of the dressing gown before 2PM was an achievement. <br>Your cakes look yummy. You have a talented little cook there…

  4. Maternal Tales 16th April 2009 / 1:31 pm

    Crikey – it may be hard being a domestic goddess, but I think you&#39;ve got it sussed. That dress is beautiful. Good on you.

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