Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome to 2012

So its a new year and I've created my blog.  Its one of those crazy times in my family's year as the other half is working his way through "silly sales period" until March, so hopefully I will recognise him then.
Kids are getting ready to go back to school and I have managed to have my first Dutch playdate for my oldest son so hopefully the transition back to school this term will be less hazardous, keep your fingers crossed for Monday!
So as normal service is about to be resumed, my thoughts have turned to all the things i plan to get done once some of my time is my own again.

I have been hankering after an Artisan Kitchen Aid for a while now and over Christmas found myself shelving certain recipes because they involved too much beating or creaming for my liking.  I have taken the decision to treat myself with some of the money my Nana left me earlier this year.  All I have to decide on now is the colour.  I want something that will brighten my kitchen and make me smile each time I use it, but without offending my other half's more reserved tastes.  I am thinking of Tangerine or Yellow, but Red and Purple are coming up close alternatives.  I have the additional glitch of wanting to avoid Dutch prices but wanting the convenience of having the appropriate plug and voltage compatibility, wish me happy e-shopping!

I am also craving some time in my sewing room.  There are at least 2 fabrics that deserve to be transformed into something beautiful, I just need to locate the right pattern.  I have also promised to be more thorough with projects from now on and make toiles for all my work, as I so often have to make adjustments or discard something that does not fit and can't be salvaged (you think I would have learnt by now).  With a bit of luck I will manage some time in solitary sewing confinement tomorrow, so I'll keep you posted.

Well seeing as this is a bit of a "dipping of the toe" into the waters of blogging I will leave it at that for now and see how I go from here.  Must remember to take photos.


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