Some of what's been happening around here. It took me a little over a month to finish this horse hat for my daughter. My crafting comes in my spare time which lately I haven't had too much of. ;-) My sweet princess picked out yarn colors and buttons. I would have gone a different direction with the colors, but I aim to please the one who will be wearing it.
This outfit was a fun one. I made the pants first, more out of necessity than desire. I love how they turned out. I altered a pattern which was a huge pain in the end, because apparently my math was off somewhere. I made the shirt just the other day after finding I had just enough leftover flannel. I love the embroidered applique hearts. I think my favorite thing about this outfit (more than than how adorable it turned out) is that it was all leftovers and just enough fabric. That means free minus my time of course.
We recently had a field trip to our local newspaper. The kids had a blast. I love how they are taking and comparing notes. Isn't that just too cute?
We also went to Pioneer Day at a local park. This was lots of fun. I can't wait to go again next year.
My Memories Suite is a digital scrapbooking program. It is easy to use and fun. There are lots of "papers and embellishments" available both for free and purchase in the store. This program can be use for so much more than scrapbooking pictures. You can create one of kind signs, pictures, gift tags, your imagination is the limit. Here is a sample of what I have done in the past.
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I occasionally join in on Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker. It's fun writing on the given topic for 5 minutes. It gives me something to change up the routine a bit. If you would like to join in hop on over and check out the rules.
Today's topic Laundry-
What do you think of when you hear/read the word laundry? My mind immediately goes to piles of clothes needing to be washed, dried, maybe rewashed because I forgot to put them in the dryer, folded, put away. I also think of the word cycle, it is a never ending cycle. Forgiving? I think so. If I don't get a load finished I'll just start all over, it's really not that big of a deal. It's a little thing and not worth stressing over. I actually don't mind laundry for that very reason, it is one chore that I really don't have to stress over. I throw a load in and I'm off to work on something else. Come back throw the load in the dryer another in the washer and off again. Back again and the laundry from the dryer goes into the basket, what's in the washer goes in the dryer and another load is started in the washer. You see the clothes may not always get folded and put away, but we always have clean clothes. Sometimes good enough just has to be good enough. Striving for perfection is not always what is best for my family. I would rather have kids that remember me for playing games, reading stories and cooking yummy meals and treats together, than for perfectly cleaned, ironed, folded and hung clothes. Really now that I've stopped and thought about it. I think it's a waste of my time to do all that the clothes just end right back up in the laundry room anyway. Maybe I should convert my laundry room to a family closet. Hmmm. Now don't get me wrong, I haven't judged you if you manage to get your laundry perfectly done. I'm just saying to each his own and there are things that just aren't worth judging others over, stressing about or even judging yourself as unfit, not good enough, because you haven't reached someone else's idea of what a wife, mother, homemaker should be doing.