Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Not getting anywhere fast

I've got so much to do and loads of time now the children are back at school to do it in but I don't seem to be getting anywhere fast!

I have been feeling a bit under pressure as so many of you in the Bunny Hop swap have been making amazing creations already!

I spent yesterday messing about with a new bunny design which I need to get finished off. I was trying to design her dress myself too but I ended up adapting the pattern from Rosalie Quinlan's My Dolly Bekkie and just enlarged it a bit and changed the bodice bit.

The bunny is not perfect (and needs her limbs stuffing and stitching on which is why I haven't put a picture of her here yet) but I'm quite pleased with it as a prototype!

I have lots of things I need to send out to people - my PIF gifts for one (I know I'm allowed a year to do it but I should have got on with it by now!); Kitty's doll (her hair is done and the fabrics chosen for her dress!); a thank you gift for Anna (the things I want to send are made but the biscuits got eaten! I may just send the handmade goodies on their own!) one for Nadine from ages and ages ago; one for May Kristin (which is nearly finished) and one for Vicious Chicken - not to mention the things I should be sending to Lesley!!! (at this rate I will be saving the postage and taking them down to her in London next month!)

I really want to get these gifts finished and sent but I get to the point when I feel guilty about them being late so I put them off even longer! Does that make any sense?

So, sorry everyone! I haven't forgotten - I'm just really bad at getting things done!

Another thing I have been needing to do is update my Etsy shop so I am pleased to say that at least that has been done today.

Here are some of the wallets that went in

Okay, so only 6 went in but the collage wanted to do 9 pics which is why there are repeats!

Finally, the very good news is that after last week's miserable half pound weight loss, I went to Weight Watchers today and had managed to lose 5LBS !!!!!!! Woooohoooooo! That means I have lost 11.5lbs now (only another 51.5 to go.................!)

I'm really pleased about this so I hope I can keep it going!

Hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday - preferably less windy than up here!

Lucy xx

P.S. only a few Valentine's swap parcels left to arrive but keep letting me know when you get them and please blog about what you have received (if you haven't done so already) so that you can publicly thank the person who sent it to you.

28 comments:

Kitty said...

Please don't worry about rushing on the doll Lucy - she was (and is) a lovely bonus and there is absolutely no rush. I'd hate for you to feel pressured on my account.

I have registered at Etsy now ... and am seriously considering *gulp* opening a shop :-O Your wallets look lovely.

x

Stine said...

Who-Ray 5lbs! Did an appendage fall off?

Monkee Maker said...

Wow - that's brill, Lucy! All this frantic activity to finish stuff must have really paid off this week!

Great collage (did I mention I like them too?), and your wallets look fab.

:)

Annie said...

I completetly understand about the overwhelming feeling of too much to do. Just do one thing, then the next then the next and before you know it, you'll have done them all. Of course then you have a new pile, but hey, that's life and you just get on the round about again.

Lesley said...

Fantastic weight loss Locket!!! What a great loser you are ;)

I lurve those wallets. My favourite is the Rose one - oooh lovely!!!

Re: your to do list - a friendly word of advice - stop muckin' about an' get on with it!!!!

Moogsmum xxxx

Chookyblue...... said...

You are not alone in "owing Present" I have a few to send out........got a few done today but still have 3 PIF's to go........1 is nearl done.......ou will get there......congrats on the weight loss....

French Knots said...

The weight loss is certainly going somewhere fast! Well done, the only way I'd loose nearly a stone is to chop my head off :)

Jennie said...

Well done on losing the 5lbs!
I haven't started my rabbit yet :/ (I am one of those people who work better under pressure otherwise I spend ages doing more and more stuff to a project and ruining it. That is my excuse and I am sticking to it!)
The wallets look lovely.

Poshyarns said...

Those wallets are so lovely, such pretty fabrics.

dottydesigns said...

Well done Lucy, losing 5 poundsis great. I don't think you should feel pressurised just enjoy what you do and at least it will be fun. x

the pesky bombolino said...

Awesome weight- keep it up you're doing fabulously well!

the vicious chicken said...

Well done on the weight loss, Lucy - that's great :o) And don't get too stressed out about the stuff you haven't finished: just focus on all the things you have achieved - which sounds like loads to me!
VCxx

Jackie said...

Wow, you truly are busy!! But there is some definite progress. Congratulations on the weight loss, I know the feeling of losing a few pounds. I am a lifetime member of WW myself.

periwinkle said...

Well done on the 5lb loss, i think losing weight is the only loss that makes you smile :-)
Lisa x

Lina said...

Congrats on your WW success Lucy!

Thimbleanna said...

CONGRATS on the weight loss Lucy -- Yexellent!!! I can completely relate to the whole put off feel guilty cycle -- happens to me all the time. And Get A Grip!!! You don't need to be sending me a thank you gift! Just use whatever you made and make it be my PIF!!! Kill two birds with one stone woman -- do I have to teach you everything LOL LOL LOL!!!!!

est said...

the bunny dress is so sweet! and congrats on yr weight loss!! i'm so happy for you!pls keep it going as i'm so excited when people shed off weight which i wish i can myself but always failed miserably ;/ lose hope!lol and the wallets are just so lovelt too!!

nicky said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I know what you mean about the swaps. Here i am browsing blogs when i should be stitching- i have 3 swaps to catch up on!

Leanne said...

Congrats on the weight lose well done. Don't be so hard on your self you are doing a great job being a mum, losing weight, organizing swaps in the end what gets done gets done.
X
Leanne

Jodie said...

You are so busy - the weight is just falling off. seriously I know it is hard work so well done.
Loving the little frock too.

Rose said...

Great job with the weight loss!! The wallets r lovely.

Suzie Sews said...

WOW you are doing really well with your weight loss...as for those wallets just lovely!!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your wallets are too dear.And 5 lbs.... I think they ended up over here with me.

Big Sis Ally said...

How about when you get to your target weight we go out again in Durham with the old fossils (as they are calling themselves at mo, after our trip to Lyme Regis) to celebrate.

Well done, keep going, next time though chop something a bit bigger off!

X

Yummers! said...

Hey, skinny... I need to go to Weight Watchers as my daughter's wedding is in June. Congrats to you on your loss!!!

Cute wallets... love the fabric choices.
Joni

Patti said...

Fab weightloss there hun.

5 whole ell bees Wowee.

Good on ya. And dont sweat all the other stuff. look after yourself, mr lp and the little lps and all the other stuff will fall into place

Jane said...

Congratulations on your weight lose, 5lbs is an amazing amount to loose, love your wallets too. I'm working hard on my bunny but stillplenty to do. Jane x

monda-loves said...

11 and a half pounds. That's great. You must be so pleased with yourself.

monda
x