Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Creative Space - Absolutely no help whatsoever.

Madeleine is learning about life long ago at school this term. Apparently, children in the olden days were given jobs to do by their parents to make life easier for the family (what happened? Why did we lose touch with the good old days?!).

A finished Robot t-shirt for this Sunday's market
It's market day this Sunday for the Devonport Craft Market which means life gets a little busy around here.

Shark tee
There's the stocking up of the stall for a start.

Babushka onesie
And the organising of the market too.

I snuck in a little knitting. Some fingerless gloves for the Mister.
And for some reason, my family expects me to still clean the house, shop and cook meals. I decided this morning that I would try some of the old fashioned methods of getting the small people in the house to do their bit. Eloise was very pleased to help. Offered to do the cooking AND the washing up (rainwater soup and plastic pizza anyone?)


Unfortunately, even that proved too much and she was very soon caught slacking on the job.


I blame the sunshine. It did occur to me to find a long extension lead and park the sewing machine on the deck. In the end I decided that procrastination was the order of the day, grabbed my sunglasses and joined the small person for a spot of rainwater soup.

There are some truly wonderful Creative Spaces over on Kirsty's blog. I'm quite sure none of them are procrastinators so hop along and admire.

28 comments:

Stella said...

It's hard to find good help innit?

Chicken Willow said...

Only this morning we gave our kids their first ever chores. Feeding the dog and changing the dogs water. We're hoping to add onto these until there's nothing left for us to do! How was the soup?

Sarah@Dolls And Daydreams said...

Oh i had a happy little helper the other day ... in her fab apron you made her!! She loves wearing it!!!

Looks like you have been super busy ... i just wish i could be there this weekend for a shop ... as those Babushka's are to die for!!!!

xxx

Jennie said...

What a cutie pie!
Hope you guys have a lovely day out today!x

Ady said...

Awww - she looks so happy just sitting there with her cute sunglasses on.

Amanda said...

Love the pictures ha ha cute!! The onesie is awesome and the fingerless gloves are charming..I feel ya on the "do everything" job. Now that I have bigger kids I expect them to help out more but I am pretty sure they make more of a mess then they clean so that doesn't even out very well. Oh wells...

LeelaBijou said...

Aw, very cute pics of your little one :)

And great work! :)

Jo's Place said...

I might be a bit mean but I'm training my daughter up to help around the house. She's 2 1/2 and will quite happily load the washing machine, vac the floors, do the dishes and unload the dishwasher hehe, start'em young I reckon.

Lovely pics of your girls too, very cute!

Caroline said...

You stopped for "elevenses" - good on you. Now, get back to work.

teddybearswednesday said...

So cute!
At least she tried....
I really love the robot tees. xo

Vic said...

MMmmm, rainwater soup & plastic pizza... my favourites! Looks like you've been crazy busy - good on you for taking a little time out!

Catherine said...

Aww very cute:) Love that robot shirt! I hope the market goes well.:)

Little Ted Canvas said...

very cute pictures. I love the robot tee!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow - you've been very busy!

p.s. When you're as cute as your little one you can get away with slacking on the job ;)

Kristi said...

this is such a cute post...loving that babushka onesie btw.

Chantal said...

That Robot t-shirt is brilliant!

The Clip Cafe said...

Great post - I love all your pics!

Tracey said...

what a little Diva! Loving your applique work xx

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh what a great helper!
I wish I could join you at the markets this weekend, I am so wanting to join in. I can't in October either. But hoping to apply for November. Oh and I love that onesie!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

That's very good procrastination.

And look at the shades!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

damn those child labour laws ... ought to be a law against them! LOL

good luck with markets.

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Heart Felt said...

Fabulous photographs...What a great attitude. x

Kate said...

That is the most gorgeous post.
I hope you have a great market.

littleminx said...

Eloise has it right though doesn't she! Have a great weekend x

Teek said...

oh rainwater soup sounds YUM... Good luck with the market.

michelle said...

rainwater soup, my personal favourite. so cute. some days are just all about procrastination.

Ninotchka said...

That last photo of Eloise is just priceless!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

That robot is adorable!

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