Tuesday, December 11

oh help!


or how nothing goes to plan part 2

Yes the chaos in the Whizzme household continues.  8 nightdresses were made, finally, after me literally sitting up all night to finish them.  It also involved a lot of swearing at the sewing machine! (and I forgot to take photos - arrgh). In between nightdresses I managed a quick alteration of this dress, so that her highness would be appropriately attired for dress up day.  
Her Royal Highness
(Schools know that last minute dress up days drive parents crazy - don't they?!) I then accompanied Mr Whizzme out to his work dinner that night, having no sleep and wearing my newest high heels (no pain no gain).  With no sleep and little practice at wearing such heels I managed to get through the night with no embarrassing moments (bit of a first for me and work dos).  

Yet, still no chance to relax, because I have chosen this hectic month to change just about every room of our house around!  Crazy? - you bet I am!!  Luckily Mr Whizzme is wise enough to know when it is best to humour is wife!  And, although the main moving is done, I am still sorting, culling and putting away all those books and other very important items we own.  The pile in the shed that is ear marked for our storage unit, is getting larger by the day, and the bag of items for the op shop is now beyond lifting.  Nothing like a spring clean in the middle of chaos I say!!  But now it's back to sewing a few more nightdresses, some craft packs, some costumes and maybe a shirt or two.  We leave for Adelaide next Thursday, so plenty of time!!

For those of you who have asked about PANDA, please see their website for more details.  And thank you for all your encouragement.  I am really enjoying adding this work to my life.  Not that it really feels like work.

Finally, I haven't forgotten the giveaway winner, who for November is
Blackie
Please email me (whizzme (at) bigpond (dot) net (dot)au) your snail mail address, and pant size required.

As for December, there just has to be a giveaway - so last chance to leave a comment and win for 2007.  And no matter if you are crafty or not, every one loves treats, so the December giveaway winner will be receiving a package of choccies and other treats.  Get your name in now!

19 comments:

SadieandLance said...

Hey lady those are some impressive new shoes!

cazza said...

Miss L looks gorgrous - too good for a school dress up, how is she going to do monkey bars in those gloves?? (common complaint of princesses)

Kirsty said...

What a good mum, making that for dress ups!!! Last week I had to make a skirt for our oldests costume in the school concert. AND one each for her two friends!!! I KNOW!!
So I do this......now this week they are not friends anymore. Do you think it would be appropriate for me to give them a mouthful at the concert about being mean to her AND have the gaul to wear the skirts.....Maybe not!
Have a great time back in Adelaide.
Are you having Xmas day there? We are too!!

Kirsty said...

How come your comments have changed??? Can't leave my link anymore!

Janice said...

What a busy lady you are!!! I love the shoes!!!

knit_tgz said...

Impressive shoes really! I never wear heels, as I'm clumsy...

Jelly Wares said...

WOW.... You sound flat out!!! I'm exhausted just reading about what you've been doing, let alone doing it myself... I hope you get a chance for some you time in amoungst all of the sewing and spring cleaning...
The little dress on you girl looks gorgeous, I bet she felt like a real princess!!

Jodie

a little magpie said...

I have never understood people who spring clean in DECEMBER!!!! Are you mad???????? Best to leave it till quiet January.

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

How could you not have a good time when you are wearing shoes like that??
Dress ups are a nightmare. Particularly when you have a son who has very definite ideas about how things should look.
Have a lovely trip to Adelaide. Such a beautiful city.

Louise said...

Yay for party shoes and those are GORGEOUS!!

Linda said...

the dress is gorgeous!!! What a beautiful looking little princess you have! I can totally relate to the dress up day thing drives me nuts!! Have a wonderful time away :) merry xmas

Linda said...

ps those shoes are just sooo cool Sam!!!!

Annie said...

What a georgous dress - clever mummy and lucky girl. Glad you got through a work do unscathed!

zoesquid said...

Gorgeous dress, clever mummy, great blog. Will drop by again soon!

ikkinlala said...

That dress looks great!

Linda said...

hi Samantha hope you have a great xmas we just got wireless and it is wonderful. I just HAD to tell you the word "bliss" was used very sarcastically!!!! I dread the 8 weeks of holidays!!!

Linda said...

ps Sam I just put a post script on my last post!! merry xmas to you and yours happy time back home in adelaide.I love Adelaide!!

tiel said...

i'm exhausted just reading about your amazing sewing feat and thinking about your feet in those heels.

merry Christmas to you and your family.

David and Melissa said...

What a clever mummy to make such a pretty dress for dress up day!
Melissa xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx