My Top 5 Week 2 #sbtbmytop5

Tuesday 21 May 2013

My Top 5  Week 2 #sbtbmytop5

I wrote before holiday about My Top 5. It is a project where I set time aside for me and have 5 achievable things on my list per week. As a new Mummy time is not always on my side and as my role has changed so much since having baby I decide to join in!

The idea came from Leigh at and I have been following Poppy Fox who is blogging about her experiences at  

So here is week 2,on my list was -

  • Detox my garden
  • Get arty!
  • Make a baby holiday dress
  • Pamper time for me
  • Pack for a family holiday

Sorting Out The Garden...with some help.

After a busy and very cold Spring we had a bit of a detox of the garden. I washed out the old plant pots and split plants and potting them on. There is a plant sale at the local gardening club in a few weeks so they are going to a good cause. Little L did her bit to help me out.

Card Crafting

I really love upcycling textiles and taking an old fashioned fabric and giving it a new twist. I needed a card for a wedding anniversary and so I gave myself an hour and make this heart card from antique fabrics and old books. Really proud of my efforts especially as we were packing for holiday as well. A job well done I have to admit (I am not a big one for self praise!)

Baby Summer Dress

I came across this vintage beautiful Liberty print fabric a few weeks ago and after contacting Liberty to find out it's name and date of print I set it aside for Little L's holiday dress. Time ran away with me and this week I put on my list to make it.

Check out the post on my blog. I even got a reply from Liberty this week about the project.

and here was the final dress before holiday.

Pamper Time

Going away is a great excuse to have some prep time for yourself and for me this wasn't happening until the end of the week. I needed to pamper myself; put on a face mask, deep condition my frizzy hair and treat my poor old feet after a Winter in socks. After only an hour of pampering whilst also baking a cake and packing (so not that restful!) I looked so much better. Polished toes, shiny locks and sparkling skin. It made me feel so much better and ready for a holiday. Try it for yourself.

Stressless Packing

I decided that the best way to pack was to give myself enough time and even when my little gem wears all her swim nappies at the same time. Breathe and start again!

If you are inspired come and join in #sbtbmytop5 and make time for yourself.

Love, SS x

p.s. I'll be on Instagram for week 4. Week 3 (holiday week to yesterday) coming tomorrow. I need some sleep after Little L's time clock is all out!

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