Wednesday, November 17, 2010

applique madness

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To say that I enjoy making things is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Last week, Sam actually said "I love it when do home made projects it is so much more fun than just buying things" as we were spray painting his store-bought costume gold. I have taught him well, I say the same thing about shopping in thrift stores. The excitement of discovery. Our latest project was making Sam an Ares costume for Greek Day at his school. Every year they have a new theme day that coincides with what they are studying in history. He attends an awesome school. Parental involvement is highly necessary as well. Which is cool, I just am soooo scatter brained these days, its hard for me to keep track of all we have going on. John, my kindergartener, had a bug party last Friday as well. Somebody silly did something with Sam's dragonfly costume so we had to start from scratch almost. He wound up with a very pitiful costume, wings and a mask from Dollar Tree. It reminded me of my childhood. Bless his heart, I told him that he had no choice but to be Ares when he got to the third grade. We will never get rid of another costume. Unfortunately, when I got to the school on Wednesday for Greek Day, the memory card wasn't in my camera, so no photos. I did have it on hand for John's party, but I am so embaressed by the sorry costume I can't bring myself to post it. I really enjoy making costumes, I just need about 6 months to get it done. Not so good on timelines. If I wasn't on a budget that would be a different story. This budget has dampened my creativity and mood big time!
I have gone applique crazy. I have had an embroidery machine for quite some time. I have been appliqueing the fire out of some Wal-mart t-shirts. So no photos of my kids, but the t-shirts are posted. Its nice to see that my priorities are in order. I have got to get on some kind of schedule. Drew is helping me, he is a great sleeper. He even takes decent naps. I don't know what to think about a napper. The other punks cat napped and would not be put down. I do type one handed most of the time, though. There is only so much I can fit in to naptime.
Next on the agenda is Christmas cards...

1 comment:

Jennifer Werneth said...

you know i'm going ga-ga over that owl! i'm amazed that you get projects done w 4 kids. luke told me this morning that i needed to do laundry. have you ever found any blank white rompers online that we could applique? oh and did you know that tiny prints will address and stamp your christmas cards for you this year? i'm all over that!