Last week I was determined to get the house tidied and everything ready for my Mum’s visit. I also had some projects I wanted to do some projects. While I did get some things done, I ended up stopping everything on Friday as my Mum suddenly appeared outside my house! It was a great surprise and makes not finish my to do list worth it.

So this week I plan to finish what I didn’t accomplish last week.

Goals for the week

+ Closet and dresser purge

+ Meal Plan for next week

+ Bake WWII ration bread

+ Finish two sewing projects

+ Finish two photography projects

What are your plans for the week?


Mix It Up Embroidery

Burlap Embroidery Mix It Up for the kitchen

Burlap Embroidery: Mix It Up


Hand sewing is one of my favorite things to do. I find it very relaxing and I tend to just sit and think, so naturally I moved up to embroidery.

I found a pattern I liked, but it was iron on and well iron ons and burlap aren’t a match made in heaven, but I really wanted to use these burlap frames I had. So I made it up as I went along. It wasn’t too difficult and I finished it in a day. I did make another one, but the words are aligned differently.

It turned out pretty good for my first time. Simple, not perfect. Rustic is the right word for it I believe.

Practice makes perfect and I need a lot. ;)