The problem with slow sewing is that it takes a while to complete a project to show you.

The trousers are at the second toile stage.

The denim skirt is nearly finished…top-stitching the waistband, top-stitching the hem, sewing a button-hole and button and I’m done.

Also it’s too darned hot to get Mr S to pose for photos in his Whitfield jacket, so I can’t even share those with you.

However, I have had some lovely luck in the past week.

I won the Clean Mama giveaway

over at Infarrantly Creative.

I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I have to admit that I hadn’t come across Clean Mama before this giveaway, but I’m really glad I have as her ethos and products are right up my street.

You see, I’m one of those oddballs who simply has to do all chores and housework before I start doing any dressmaking, knitting or whatever.  Crazy, no?  I’d be far more productive if it was the other way round but I can’t live with the mess.  It makes me twitchy. And then some!

So to me Martha Stewart and the Fly Lady are modern-day heroines, and anything that can get me more organised and my house cleaner, well, I’m going to go with it.

And it turns out that Becky has some fantastic products to help me out.

I chose the Starter Kitand swapped out the Christmas Kit for the Fitness and Weight Loss Kit.

I’m already using the Fitness and Weight Loss Kit to jump-start my stalled weight loss (you may have noticed I’ve been very quiet about that over the last few months…now you know why!)  I’ve even started drinking more water ‘cos there’s tiny little check boxes for each day just nudging you along to be more healthy.

Pretty neat.

Top of my list from the rest of the kit are the All Over Everywhere List (for those days where you’ve got lots of different errands to do in different places…like every day!), the Menu Planner (this not only helps with shopping but is my key to eating more healthily so works with the Fitness Kit too), the Food Inventory and the Before I Forget.

And that’s just for starters!

I’ve yet to sit down properly and set up all the information but I can already see multiple uses for these.  The All Over Everywhere List is going to be perfect for To Do lists for finishing off home dec chores for each room.  I’m going to allocate a Before I Forget list to each of the kids to remember those little milestones and the bonkers things they say.

So thank you to Beckie and Becky for this great giveaway.

An why don’t you mosey on over and check them out too.

Just to let you know that I’m not affiliated in any way with Clean Mama.  Becky hasn’t paid me for this review, nor has she threatened me with physical violence.  She’s far too nice for that.  I’m just genuinely thrilled with these printouts and wanted to share with you.

Hey, and lets not forget Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative.  Not only did she run this super cool giveaway but her blog is tremendous.  She’s amazingly creative.

All images in this post are courtesy of Clean Mama and Infarrantly Creative… with many thanks.