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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Never Too Late

It's never too late... to bribe your kids into helping you that is. Many challenges have delayed our production this week; table runners cut the wrong size (look out for new fabric packs as a result), manufacturers with 'sick' staff and the list goes on..

I was anxious to push things along so had to recruit my son, Valerio, into helping me today. 'Big Deal' I hear you say. Well, yes it is as he is so NOT the crafty type. He is more your mathematician, chess/poker playing, computer games kind of guy.

So I had to do what any desperate mother would do, resort to bribery. A mattress for his new lodgings was negotiated. Don't judge me. I have read many a blog post from you crafty mammas where child labour has been used to achieve market readiness. Admittedly, my son is no longer a child but traditional methods still work.

Doesn't he look sweet placing the freshly-printed tea-towels through the textile dryer? All put through twice!

The other one didn't get away without contributing either. Elessa (who accompanied me to the Valentino exhibition) returned to Melbourne on Monday night but spent a good portion of the day wrapping dozens of soaps. Oh, what good kids I have. Thanks Possums!

11 comments:

theoldboathouse said...

Well done Thea! Threats and bribery I always say are the best with sons and as the mother of two sons I am always excited when I see a son hard at work helping his Mum. The tea towels look beautiful, cheers katherine

Sandrine said...

LOL!!!:)x

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh yes, i didn't have 4 children for nothing!! I call them my minons, but they do drift of siting child labour laws. Hmmmm, love Posie

Anabel Fournier said...

Nice! I hope my kids will help me when they are older.

Kellie Collis said...

What sweet kids you have! Enjoy your day, Kellie xx

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Haha- Love this- I have two monkeys and when they complain about doing their chores I tell them that I HAD them so that I could raise 'helper monkeys'.

They don't think that is funny.

Nice to find your blog and 'meet' you-
My mother is a textile designer in Toronto-
I love your patterns!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

hehehe... I can't wait until I can start to put my little one to work :)

designed to a T said...

My youngest always likes to have a 'job' to do when he comes to visit. Probably wouldn't have my garden steps if he wasn't around. Good job Thea!!

brismod said...

Good on him for pitching in! I think bribery is totally appropriate in such a situation. x

Exquisite Accessories said...

Oh Thea everything is going so well for you by the looks of things cushions in Canberra development in the garden, so pleased for you. :)) Bribery why not!! :))

Trish Goodfield said...

If you feel bad about 'bribery' try 'encouragement'.Or you can always use "because I said so!'.

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