Joining in with Amy from Love Made My Home, my five on friday this week is five goals for the month.
Finish handmade dishcloth gift
I am making a set of three crochet dishcloths for my mother in law who is coming to visit from the UK at the end of the month. I thought it would be nice to give her a handmade gift that will be easy to pack and transport back to England. I bought some 8ply cotton recently to build up my supply of pretty bright colours.
I finally mastered a harlequin tapestry crochet pattern!
I will need to make the third cloth to complete the set and I’m not sure whether to do spots or zig zags. I’m really enjoying this technique, but it did take several tries before I got it. I will add in a crochet scented heart pouch and some hand cream. Hopefully she’ll like it.
Make a Pinata
We recently went to a 6 year old birthday party that was just so perfect. Perfect because it was a simple, no fuss affair. They set up a slip n slide out in the back yard for the kids to whizz down which was great fun. Then the kids played in the pool, then jumped out for a game of pass the parcel, followed by a homemade penguin cake, and then a whack of the piñata they had made themselves in the shape of a pig. My little one said it was the best day ever. She wants a piñata in the shape of a soccer ball for her party in a couple of weeks. I was relieved she didn’t come up with something more elaborate. I think I can manage that. This will also keep the kids entertained as a school holiday activity.
Climb a mountain
Its cooled down a bit this week, and as we still have a week of school holidays I have warned the kids that we’re going to climb a mountain. I’ve had a mixed response from them, but I know once we’re out there they will have a good time. There are a few to choose from and I hope to do them all eventually.
Do something for myself
I’m a bit bad at this, as most mothers are. I think its because we focus on the family so much it feels strange to remove yourself from that environment and take some me-time. We’re not used to it. Yes I do my crochet and things I enjoy, but usually when I’m waiting at soccer training or outside school, or while watching a movie with the kids before bed. Squeezing it in when I can. I should do something relaxing and special. A manicure maybe or a facial would be nice. I did buy myself a sweet little pineapple doorstop the other day, 7 bucks from k-mart! It makes me smile when I prop open the door every day.
See the sunrise at the beach
We are lucky to be close to many beautiful beaches on the sunshine coast. I am up early everyday at dawn, but never made it to the beach. Its lovely here first thing in the morning especially when the mist sinks low over the fields, its really pretty. The beach is magical too and I have this urge to see it in the morning when there are few people around.
Maybe you have some goals for the month. This is the first time I’ve written them down, and somehow it makes them seem more real. Like they are set in stone, so I must do them.
Thanks to Amy for organising the five on friday link up. Please go and visit the other blogs joining in this week.