this is not the right yellow but maybe the right track? can't decide if we can spruce up the 80s wood kitchen cabinets with some paint or we need to leave the walls white and paint the cabinets. or maybe both!
again, questioning my yellow. popping enough on the linen? I hope so because I hate taking out cross stitches.
colors spot on here! but I can't decide between pillows or a picnic quilt.
Rainbow pushpins from the Science and Surplus. People are crazy for this place. It's mostly crap and I'm sorta over it but still I can never seem to walk out emptyhanded (that last link freaks me out. Oscar's so tiny! and the photos with our old camera, yikes. Not that I do that much better with the fancy one.)
It's still gloomy out and I'm still craving brights. Today's color therapy: looking back through the photos of the Poland tree from the Trees Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry and also at all the Polish Paper Chandeliers that were floating around in blogland in the Fall. So pretty!
That could be another name for my blog. First, books. I updated the sidebar "books we're reading" catagory with the favorite books the kids got for Christmas. We're really enjoying them. Of course I couldn't bring myself to list Oscar's
true favorite, but if your kids like potty talk and silly names this is the series for you!
Next, dolls. Here are a few of the most recent cuties from the Kit, Chloe and Louise flickr pool. I have a few dolls to make as gifts so I was looking for some inspiration. Now I'm wishing I could just hire one of these talented gals to make them for me! ;)
We've got nothing but clouds on the forecast for the next week! It's taking all I have to not break our no-spending rule and go out and buy one of those sun machines. I'm taking my vitamin D and have every light in the house on, thank god for electricity! But I'm still moping along here. Oscar and I made these crayon hearts yesterday to try to brighten the place up. We went a little nuts and made a whole rainbow but actually it's so gloomy out we might need more.
Let's call these the before photos. And then when the sun finally arrives and the lights shines through them it'll be so bright and pretty and I'll take some after photos.
This is a super fun project. Oscar loved it. Two things, be prepared to trash your pencil sharpener by gumming it up with crayons and also make sure you follow Martha's advice on protecting your ironing board with kraft paper.
I spent a lot of time building and rebuilding this thing this weekend.
The marble run can whip Oscar and Phoebe into a frenzy like no other toy in the house. They fight over nothing as fiercely as they do the marbles that come shooting out of those little holes. And nothing crumbles to the ground quite as satisfactorily or as often as the marble run does. I took this photo in disbelief because they actually left it standing on their way to bed. A marble run miracle.
The very last thing I should be spending my money on is more fabric but I couldn't help myself, Ed Emberley! (bought from feltcafe) I've already thought of an idea for a project though so that makes me feel better. A new pillowcase for Oscar's bed. I've got another project in mind for his bed. And Phoebe's too. I'm hoping there will be some quilting in my near future.