We made it through the 5 year old's pizza party. It was great fun but I am spent. I need a break. I love my family and my kids, but good lord. I made fairy sized pancakes this morning (smaller than dollar sized) and they weren't eaten, they had butter on them. (?) That is a new "bad thing" I guess? I know they can't make their own food, but jeeez, man, sometimes I just feel tired of all the effort. So, I am off to my mom's today, with Liddy, for some TV time and company. Adult non-yelly company. Except for baby yelling.
I made this jumper for Miss Delia about 3 weeks ago after she was so sad about not having her own jumper to draw on. It's soft mini corduroy in a light blue with a peter-pan collar and orange machine free-motion stitching over her drawings. She loves it and before I could even hem it she sat on a rotten tomato in the garden. I let the kids really wear their clothes, and they get filthy-dirty and stained. I usually can photograph them before this happens, but I haven't been fast enough lately, or they are getting faster... and I didn't get a chance to. So here it is in all it's wrinkled worn glory. I realize that is the theme lately around here. They are fast and more. More of everything; sad, happy, excited, tired, hungry, sleepy--I feel like they are in technicolor and I am back and white. I just am moving slower than my kids. I am also sensing that this is what older kids are like, you know? It's all good, but the morning after a b-day party and knowing I have another (Delia is in early November) and then the holidays, is making me sort of crazy. But a tired crazy, not a hyper crazy. So, because of that, I have a list of the other things that occupy my mind when I can't think about what's in front of me:
-This artwork by elsita is making me insane. Can't sleep. I bought a print already and need them all. Creepy and lovely is the best combo.
-Reading His Dark Materials, and loving it
-I need this. I really don't, but I want it real bad. I am such a sucker.
-I am searching for little plastic stands (like what you use to stand up board game pieces) for Sadie's paper doll collection.
If anyone has an interest in helping me find these I will send you a goody bag of stuff. Thank you!!
-I am about to severely stretch the definition of an apron for the Tie One On theme (Local Pride) this time, for Miss D's 3rd b-day
-I just bought these wonderful soft letterpress books from the lovely shop Three Potato Four and they are outstanding.
-I am so happy Michael's now takes the 40% coupons for the Martha craft line. They didn't at first and what a bummer that was.**edit, call your local store first.
-Blades of Glory is waiting for me (netflix)
Surely there is more, but that's it for now.