First stab at watercolor lettering. I think I need better supplies. Maybe not use ikea paints. And to read the directions again. Very intrigued by the calligraphy course. Wonder if I can figure this out on my own.
Finally got around today to upgrading my iPhone's OS and was able to download some cool apps for my photos and journaling - Day One, A Beautiful Mess and Collect. Here are some photos from collect, I love it! And day one is awesome. I don't have it all figured out yet but I wrote 7 journal entries already today. This will be so helpful when I go to work on my PL pages.
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.