This week sees the first session of Sew Tired, a group that will meet fortnightly in Norwich with the aim of giving parents or carers (with or without their children) a chance to be creative in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
We've all been there....it's ANOTHER early morning with your baby (whatever age that baby might be!), the start of a new day. Your creative juices are flowing...'Nap time' you say to yourself, 'I will make something/get started on that drawing/finish that scarf/cut out that pattern...but nap time doesn't always happen and in all honesty when it does there's often (horrifically often) housework to be done. Then nap time is over.
'Tonight'..you think to yourself, 'tonight, I will get a tray prepared so as soon as they've gone to bed I can get one with what I've been really hoping to achieve'. But guess what? You're exhausted and food needs to be prepared, eaten and quite frankly there's probably something awful on TV that is all you can face.
Before you know it, the hobbies that make you YOU are feeling like they're falling by the wayside.
Obviously there is joy in every precious day spent with your baby and it whizzes by before you know it, but whilst you're looking after them, making a small amount of time to keep yourself happy is equally important.
People often discuss whether the transition from 2 to 3 children is the most stressful but quite obviously its 0 to 1 (or 2 or 3 - hats off to the Mum's of multiple pregnancies!).
If sewing or being creative in any way is your bag then maintaining that can be a very healthy choice.
This first session will include some English Paper Piecing, one of my favourite patchwork methods. Hopefully I can convert some of the attendees!
If you're a Norwich parent and fancy getting involved search for group Sew tired 💤
or email me for more details - venue has car parking a plenty and baby change facilities It's £5 per session and coffee and cake is provided to fuel us 😊
By the way if you're admiring my rather super logo - check out the very talented Sally Franks, she worked fantastically with the brief given!