I seem to recall that after Little Miss C was born it took me a while to regain my craft mojo, and the same seems to be the case after Master C's birth. Obviously there have been plenty of other things going on here too this time round (including having a toddler to entertain) but this last week or so the need to create has returned.
Before I can start any new projects though there are so many around the house that need finishing off. My plan, certainly for the next 6 months or so, is that I'm not allowed to buy anything for any new craft projects and instead need to concentrate on finishing all the ones that I've already started. That should help focus me, and save a bit of money too.
Top of the list has to be what I started before Master C was born – two Beatrix Potter cross-stitch pictures for his room. The stitching part of Peter Rabbit was finished before Master C arrived, but this week I've actually managed to frame it (with a little help from my mum who stayed last week). It's great to see it really finished and this cheap frame that I picked up in Wilkos works really well.
As I mentioned at the time I had started Jemima Puddleduck, but as I expected not much more stitching happened before I gave birth.
Whenever possible I'm now squeezing in a bit of stitching with an aim to finish this before Christmas. That may well be a bit ambitious, but at least I've got something to aim towards!