Not only am I the owner and herbalist here at Cynnamon Charmed; like many of you, I am also a MOM! The holiday season brings a mother of three a very busy schedule. I had to take a break from production at the shop the past couple of days for a Child Emergency:
Okay, the story.....My youngest daughter needed a dress for her Mayflower part in the school winter concert. OF COURSE, she told me on pretty late notice and so I immediately got to searching. Finding one in her size proved to be harder than I had thought but I finally found one and ordered it. I sat relieved waiting for its arrival BUT then a while later I realized: I ordered it a week ago and never got a shipping confirmation, so I contacted them and it was back ordered. No time to get another found and shipped in with the concert a week away and the postal services already running behind because of holiday shipping. SO I spent 20 hrs hand sewing (NO machine) her a complete dress. Now I sew, some, for the shop BUT I have never taken on a task this large. I had never done any clothing, I had no pattern and I had taken some very quick measurements from my daughter as she stood fully dressed in Winter gear waiting for the bus to come.
So after thousands of hand sewn stitches, hands that ache, a dress complete and MOST importantly a daughter happy.... I shall spend the rest of this week playing catch up. However, I am pretty proud of her outfit and the hug and smile made every stitch worth it. The things you do for you kids