As Lu would say, “Holy Smokes!” I’ve been doing a lot of crafting. This summer I had the realization that crafting is so important to my mental well-being. These days it’s my meditation, therapy, quiet time, social life and creative outlet all in one. So my time on the streetcar, a few minutes at lunch, and a few more before bed is my time.
The girls are the main recipients of most of my current projects. Lu’s baby, aptly named ‘Heavy’, was the recipient of a hand-me-down bunting bag that Ni never wore:
This was inspired by a “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that?” post by Care at Dollar Store Crafts. I love that site, I must bookmark a ‘to-do’ from that site every day.
Ni has a new baby, as yet unnamed:
She’s actually a Kokeshi doll (similar to a tiny wooden one that Nora gave me when Ni was born) that Melly & Me designed. This isn’t so much of a “softie” as she is a “crunchie” – I put a baby wipes wrapper inside. That’s one of her favorite sounds.
I “worked from home” last Thursday (read: played with the kids all day and then worked in the evening until I passed out) and besides picnic-ing and playing at the wading pool we made “Dr. Seuss Flowers”, as Ad calls them:
Inspired by this tutorial here.
Lu making flowers really means just “fluffing them so they’re really fluffy and floppy!”, and I do everything else. I think I need to make more of the multicoloured ones. And I’m debating whether or not these should grace my desk at work.