So were the other little Lockets
(don't worry, I'm not going to go all "perfect family" on you - it wasn't long before they were all arguing!)and her bedroom looked fantastic by the time I had finished with it - such a shame about the rest of the house though!
Dorothy has the smallest room in the house and it really is tiny but it is my favourite of all our rooms and I keep telling her that I am having it for a sewing room when she goes to University! I mean, who wouldn't love a room that has built in bookshelves like this..............
Dorothy is an incredible reader and has probably read more of the classic childrens' literature - Little Women, Heidi, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, What Katy Did Next etc by the age of 10 than I have ever read - and the modern literature she reads is really impressive too. I just love lying on her bed looking up at her books and reading all the titles.
In mini-quilt swap news I can now show you the 9 of mine that have safely arrived at their new homes
I now have 4 more in progress including this one for Kate
and this one for Trashy
which only leaves another 10 to start from scratch!
I spent a while this afternoon writing scarily complicated tables of all the things I need to make - commisions, mini-quilts, PIF gifts, presents and my Russian Doll Swap - I am now feeling rather panicked! I'm not quite sure how I am going to get it all done! And then there's the chaos and mess masquerading as our house and our jungle-like front and back gardens - not to mention the allotment - and at some point I really need to get a job - anyone got any good ideas?????