Thursday, June 20, 2013

Simple Fun

Sometimes the simply activities done together are so much more rewarding then the big ones.  Yesterday we made cake pops.  So many steps... So much much sugar!  It was all just a bit too much and then today after cleaning bathrooms we sat down for a little bit of drawing.

Monday, June 10, 2013

20 of 48

I needed a little makeup/junk bag for taking to the gym and back.  This little bag went together quick and go me back in the zipper sewing mode.  I see a few more in my future.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Why I question my parenting skills...

I was sewing when I looked up to find Logan sitting on the table next to me minus pants. 

He sat there quietly playing with his ninja turtle toys when I said "Logan can you put on pants your penis is staring at me."  To this he picked it up, looked it over and then smiled and shook his head "naw."

Then he went back to his toys.   I am certain this conversation will come back to haunt me in the near future.

18 and 19 of 48

Ok so I have been sewing...  This was a request from Logan. Pants and a shirt out of some stash Star Wars fabric.  I have to say the shirt is home made and sometimes this is a good thing....this time no so much:)   I blew the collar and gave up opting for bias tape.  I also should have gone up a size. He couldn't care less.  The shorts with giant pocket are always a hit and I know he will wear them out.  He is pleased which always makes it a home run for me! Mission accomplished.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


The greatest gift my children give me daily is a dose of simplicity.  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Mornings are always so rushed.  Get here, do that. It seems the to do list never ends.  Every once in awhile I feel the pause, the breath at the inhale and the exhale and I try to tell myself be in this moment and not thinking, or doing. Today in this moment I had guests.  The birds in the trees, the squirrels on the fence and Polly at my side.

Exhale.... Momma! And then it all begins.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Logan typically has his own logic.  He wears his pjs over his clothes on days he is going to school to save time, he carries his shoes around so he can have them ready at all times and he cleans his room before bed which consists of putting EVERYTHING in the closet. I love my little man!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Yoga with a twist

I have been adding in a little night time yoga to try to unwind from a busy end of the year inventory.  I would like to say its very relaxing but I have little guests that want to relax with me.  Tonight I added Capt America.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The River

We planned to go out to Battle Ground Lake and then as always had to change plans.  To the river and through the sand.  So close to us is this place and so easy.  Wet and tired two minutes to home.  Polly went for her first swim and over and over into the water she went.  A true water dog.  Then she blasted up and down the beach at full speed.  What a beautiful sight.  The kids scouted for fairies and are sure they found a few of their drawings in the trunks of trees.  Lovely and restful perfect for a Sunday.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Liberty Love by Alexia Marcelle Abegg

Beautiful book, cute, simple projects.  I made the LuLu tunic.  It turned out ok directions were not simple to follow if you are in the beginner clothing sewing range like I am.  I need to take a class on getting a good fit. I measured ect but its a bit bulgy in the wrong places and the collar was a bit too high for me. Overall I would still mark it as a success.