Having your cake...
Seems a very appropriate title for this post, perhaps "not having your cake" may even be better!
I have been running like a mad thing for weeks and that's been fine, and I think necessary, but I'm starting to feel the old "not waving,...drowning!" feeling so it's time to take a deep breath and take stock. As a very good friend warned me during the week-you can't keep it up, you know what happens, you get a week's worth of the flu.
So as of tomorrow morning I am going to acknowledge it is Lent and tighten the ship. There are 3 weeks until Easter, I think a full detox is in order, back to walking once a day (that I haven't been fitting in) back to my pilates and no chocolate and little or no coffee or alcohol and bed before 10.30 pm would be a useful shock to the system as well!! It is well and truly time my juicer returned from it's purely ornamental state of the past few months into being a useful item. I would think 4 kgs off and back into all my favourite clothes would be achievable in 3 weeks so we will see how I go!
Now, as a last farewell to cake, here are the previous 2 birthday cakes for my girl and they, as with the recent number 9, were made and decorated by me using the general guidelines of the kids' favourite book, the Women's Weekly birthday cake book. She was having a little Peter Pan fetish with the ship one, she wanted it, so I girled it up with sails printed with her photos, the pink icing, flowers and Polly pocket pirates. It was a hit.
Seeing I began deleting all my photos from the hard-drive the boys' cakes have disappeared, but were John Deere tractors and spooky castles. They are now on disc somewhere, yell out if anyone wants to see.
Final picture is the Lone star I have made the big leap with (for me) and been working on by hand, it just has the 3 last colours to go on now and they are the points of the star. I am indebted to a site I found that showed me the tips on basting these diamonds, they then only took 2 good nights of TV to prepare. We went away, just DH and me, last weekend to car racing in Adelaide, had a fabulous 4 days away without children's tummy pains or drought issues to concern us and I managed to get all the black diamonds on during the 12 or so hours of car travel. A great weekend, it's just a pity it takes you 2 weeks of 1 am nights to get organized enough to go away! Kids had fun here with my parents and stand-up comedian, St*ar wars loving brother.
The fabric is some of my internet purchases, bought especially as if I was going to spend months of my life on something I'd never done before I wasn't prepared for it to not match!! (Kathy Schmitz' Blackbird village.)-I'll have to do the next pic in daylight as it looks nicer than this. Cheers, tracey