The birth of your little turtle dove has turned even the simplest tasks into complicated endeavors.
And for my next trick, I will open the door with my toes, pick up the phone with my teeth, and pour a glass of pinot noir — all while rocking a crying baby.
But no matter how crafty you are, there are some projects that will never get done. For those, enlist Chloë Owens, a contemporary textile practices graduate who makes illustrations, books and cushions using colourful hand-stitching, machine embroidery and fabric appliques in an inventive way.
Commission a piece for your nursery and Owens’s imagination will run wild with exotic flora, fauna and nostalgic designs. Or choose from the already crafted bunnies, owls, cushions and greeting cards that arrive at your home in only a few days.
Just like magic.
Available online at chloeowens.com.
Secrets of the Sun
What: Baby boffins 5 and over learn about the life cycle of the sun and its impact on Earth.
Why: You’re starry-eyed.
Where: Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, SE10 9NF (020 8858 4422).
Greek Myths: Snakes and Thunderbolts
What: The super-powered gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus come to life with performance storyteller Xanthe Gresham, presented by The Crick Crack Club.
Why: Mighty Aphrodite.
When: Tues.-Sun., times vary.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St., SE1 2HZ (020 7645 0560).
Sit Down: Seating for Kids
What: Get to the bottom of it with this exhibition of children’s chairs spanning the last 400 years.
Why: You’re a cheeky chappy.
When: To Sept. 5.
Where: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd., E2 9PA (020 8983 5200).
Photo: Courtesy of Chloë Owens