Monday, 21 September 2009

Housewives Stand Proud!

Well that's shameful, it really is. I am ashamed, I really am. How I have let it go so long without blogging, I don't know.

I have been thinking though so perhaps that's what's been taking up all of my extra time! Hey, sometimes I am a bit too busy to spend a lot of time thinking. It's occurred to me lately that there seems to be a resurgence of pride in domestic skills. There was a period of time where it was considered uncool to be a woman/girl who loved to cook, bake, sew, knit or any variety of domestic pastimes.

I am thrilled that we can now take pride in these skills and perhaps the next generation will get to know these skills just like generations of women in the past did, passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. Don't get me wrong I am really in awe of women who lead less than domestic lives and have high powered jobs et al. While I do have high regard for the domestic goddess I do think that women should have choices and if your choice is to be a housewife-brilliant, a corporate banker-brilliant! Actually maybe in the current financial climate, a corporate banker isn't quite so "brilliant", but you get my point. There's no shame in doing what you like!

I have made a bit of a career out of housewifedom (is that a real word? Who cares, it should be!). In all honesty it did take some letting go of false pride as I left behind a successful career when I left the US but I am loving what I do now. I am coming to terms with the amount of time I have alone during the day now that the peanut is in big school but I have been filling it with baking and sewing.

I have for one started my vintage style girl's dress empire! So, what if I only have four dresses so far, all empires have to start somewhere! I found the most gorgeous fabrics, many from Boden which are thick but soft and almost sliky feeling cotton.

I am going to bring there out for the first time this weekend on Saturday at Made in The Shade which is happening at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.
I'll also be at Granny Would be Proud at the Argyle hotel on Sunday. Wish me luck on the dresses and come down and see me if you are in the area.

1 comment:

Kitschy Coo said...

Lovely dresses! My favourite is the polka dot one :) Hope your Made in the Shade went well!