Oil cleansing, day three, and preparations

Yesterday I had a night out (!!!) and didn’t feel like cleansing at night. You know, mothers of young children combined with being overly sleep deprived going to a cafe at night. I drank a looot of coffee before I went there, but, well.. I was kinda tired when I reached my bed at one.. Might be getting old, hah :-).
But I did cleanse this morning. It was a good feeling after this (ridiculously short) long night out, to have a little beauty moment in the morning kinda made my day. I don’t have any tense feelings anymore at day three. I’m quite surprised, really. And no nasty unwelcome spots arise in my face, thank you very much.

I finished the pajama pants this morning! I made the ‘basic pocket pants’ from -again- ‘growing up, sew liberated’, by Meg McElwee, eliminated the pockets but kept to the pattern. I like the result.

He put the whole thing on and it was just so adorable! He loves the animals. It’s a Robert Kaufman fabric, I fell in love with it and paid for it with my eyes closed. Only at home I saw the name and it got clear to me, why I fell in love: it’s just really good quality, with very bright colors. Easy to iron, no fraying. What’s not to love?

Then I finished the last thing on my list: a toiletry bag. I improvised on this one, I didn’t have a pattern. Last summer I made myself a toiletry bag, and now made a different one for my boy. The size is exactly right to get his shampoo fit, and new toothpaste and toothbrush are packed. Tomorrow morning at 7:30 he needs to be in the hospital, and the examinations will start. It will be a busy day, and last preparations will be made. Friday morning we’ll bring him to the operation room. We are a little.. Tensed.. But he will be fine. He’ll have to, having all the animals watching over him!

The big frog cuddly (handmade! Whoop whoop!) was a present he got in daycare today. We wanted life to be as normal as possible for him, and he loves to be there and play with his friends. We are very grateful they were accepting a child like him, he has a carer that’s there only for him, to look after him and is free to stay with him in case of emergency. It has never happened, but we feel very safe. Anyway, she told me they gave him a present with the group today, and if I thought he would be allowed to bring it with him in the hospital. She had a hard time saying bye today. I thought it was just the most wonderful thing to see. Everybody loves him. It is giving us a lot of strength.


Oil cleansing day two, and other things

This was the second oil cleansing day! I really love the feeling after the treatment, it is unbelievable! I had some problems removing all of the oil yesterday night though, I need to take care of the eyes and hairline parts. It feels very heavy if there are any oil residues. In the morning, only use a towel and some hot water to steam the night away. My skin is a little tense afterwards, so I just dip my fingers I the oil and put a little on, then I’m fine for the whole day. I have a very dry skin at the moment, so I think about changing to almond oil as my secondary oil. Anyone has experience with it? I already think that, after two treatments, my skin is less dry. I might just have to give it a little more time..

I’ve been spending hours in my studio the last couple of days (I have a studio!!! Since this summer, but I finished renovating in November, then it got too cold and too much to do, so I didn’t really use it yet – until now!) sewing for my kids. At Monday Sara will have a dress up party and she wants to be a princess (almost done!), and this Friday will be the next open heart surgery of out little hero, so he needs new pajamas. Here’s the shirt, I made it today:

I used Meg’s pattern ‘heartwarming reversible baby sweatshirt’ from her book ‘growing up sew liberated’ to get the pattern for the main pieces, but didn’t make it reversible, added two inches length at the bodice part for my tall boy, and added straps on the front side instead of having a part of fabric to go at the back of the child, which would mean some toddler throwing after surgery, which I wanted to, well, NOT do. Having little satin bands at each side, we can put this on laying flat, and open it quickly when the doctors come in to examine.
He loved it so much, he didn’t want to take it off.

The trousers are going to be finished tomorrow, they’ll have to, since that’s my last day. He’ll get it at Thursday morning, op at Friday morning very early. Give him a nice thought, please! He’s the best!


Oil cleansing and ripping

There has been lots and lots of ripping. An almost finished dress for me (too wide), and this one..


And many, many new knitting and sewing projects are on!

Do you know the oil cleansing method? I had to start immediately after reading about it. Yesterday evening was the first time, and I didn’t have canola oil at home. I took sunflower oil only and I was amazed. I will buy canola tomorrow and see what happens. Day one: lovely feeling, no tension whatsoever, feeling clean and fresh.

Hope you’re all doing well!