We are ready for Summer! I have a crazy long list of things I want to make. First I need to clean up the layer of PTA that's covering all my craft stuff. Then I'm going fabric shopping (hello cotton + steel!) and then printing my photos for Project Life May/June pages. Hope these kids are ready to be ignored!
I was making this little shirt for Phoebe from Nani Iro fabric. It's tucked away in the attic now. I never sew for her anymore. I should. She's pickier now. And very in love with her sequins and sparkles. I should just be sewing for myslef.
They were so beautiful last weekend on mother's day. So glad we spent some time in the park by the library taking photos. I feel low grade anxiety for these 2 weeks Spring is really at it. Like I'm going to blink and miss it.
That's the effort it took for me to sit and play with felt for an hour this morning. Oh the things I had to ignore, stuff down, turn off. And I am not really an overly busy person. If I have a concrete task, it's done before I can even write it on my to-do list. But if I want to just fart around in my craftroom I can't seem to fit it in.
Ok, now I'm just staring out the window again. This is what I revert back to whenever I get stuck with something in my day. I feel like flippin Walter Mitty. I need a mean Adam Scott to throw paper clips at me and snap me back to it. Sorry, we just watched that movie the other night. We all enjoyed it, 4 Lang thumbs up!
Well for once I have to thank PTA for keeping me so busy I wasn't fretting over my blog & shop being missing for days. Thanks for all your emails! I am still here. Here are random photos to prove it.
We had warm weather. It was soooo great. We got a ton of stuff done outside and I felt way more motivated indoors too. I even cleaned up the pile of fabric I dumped on the floor of the craft room 3 months ago. But now today is chilly again and windows are shut. Boo. I'm dying for warmer weather.
Easter was fun, and warm! Short sleeves! I felt craftmom guilt about the baskets. Nothing handmade. Phoebe got a beanie boo which she LOVES and Oscar a stuffed minecraft guy. I drowned my guilt in bacon deviled eggs.
I'm catching up on my Project Life album. I just did two 2page layouts for Spring Break. One for staycation and the other two pages for the 2 day road trip. I can't imagine what will happen if we go on a proper vacation. I'd need to buy a whole other album just for it!
Some tiny bunnies are popping up around the house. I started them over a month ago and just now am embroidering faces on them. I used the wee bunny freebie pattern and I shrunk the PDF down to make them smaller.
Thanks for the vacation advice! We did end up taking a minibreak and it was very fun. My big joke is that we got so bored we decided to risk the kids' lives and went to City Museum in St Louis. Wow that place is something. I'm gonna pretend I'm the cool parent and say how it was amazing and a super awesome blastfest. I won't tell you about the part where I about had a panic attack/nervous breakdown bc the kids climbed into a wall and didn't reappear for 30 minutes.
Spring break here again. I vowed last year that this year we were going to get the heck out of Chicagoland this year. And then we punked out again. We were going to drive to Tennessee and kick around there but then the forecast wasn't looking great so we bailed. Of course now it looks awesome there. Drat. So now I'm focusing on Summer vacation. I'm still having all the same problems. We're on a budget, tight budget. We have no miles, no points, no one travels for work. So it's us, the minivan and whatever hotel we can find cheap. I haven't been on Groupon in years but now I'm obsessed. Pouring over it every night. One of those deals must be the right one for us. Everyone wants to go to the beach. I don't know how really that's going to play out. We're definitely a shade family, not a full sun one. But I'm looking. The perfect non-crowded beach that's near cool stuff - state parks, museums, hiking instead of go karts, mini golf, carnival rides. I'm sure we're the only family in US looking for such a vacation, ha!
If anyone knows any good (cheap/family) travel blogs I'd love the link.
Somewhat ironically, we are not a very hard to entertain family. Yesterday we drove around Chicago taste testingdifferent donuts after a stop at the Garfield Conservatory. Cheap, easy, everyone had fun.
Do these look appetizing? I don't know how food bloggers do it. I always think of putting pics of what I'm eating on the blog and then I look at my photos and am like ew, no one wants to see that. Even though I make what food bloggers make. I have chocoloate chip cookie energy bars in my freezer that are delicious but look nothing like those. I can never make it look pretty enough. Even with instagram. Anyhoo, these millet muffins are delicious. Trust me. Don't trust my family. They won't go near them. Of course these are the people that devour butter braids at 8am. Does your school have butter braid fundraisers? Cake for breakfast. The Langs are all over them. Not me though. I'm eating healthy crunchy millet.