Tuesday, May 30, 2006

More Peanut-isms

spacket = basket
As in "Where is my Easter spacket, Mama?"

squashcloth = washcloth
As in "Mommy, I couldn't hang up my squashcloth. It wouldn't stay on the bar."

sip = soda
I was always asking her "Would you like a sip?" when we would be drinking soda at a restaurant and she just assumed that was it's name.

salad = any kind of green leafy lettuce
The child will eat any vegetable that you put in front of her except all green lettuces. She methodically picks out every speck before eating. She will eat red varieties though.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

What Do I Do All Day?

Lately I have been so inspired by all of the wonderful crafting blogs out there! There are so many talented people who are sharing their works and their vision through their blogs. Two of my current favorites are Amy over at angry chicken andHillary at Wee Wonderfuls. These ladies are not only talented and inspiring, they also work in all sorts of mediums. They both try all kinds of different things. 
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The only downside to all of this great motivation is that my own projects have been all over the map. Pictured left is a set of bed linens I just finished embroidering for my daughter. Embroidery was my first love and my favorite handicraft until knitting came along and usurped it's position. It's fun to go back to it from time to time.

I have just cast on my Two At Once, Toe-Up Sock Pattern from KnitPicks to be my "Solitude Trip" project. Right now I feel like I'm wrestling with an octopus every time that I pick this one up, but I an determined to persevere!

I also just finished a commissioned sewing project of childrens' bedroom curtains for some friends of ours. I rarely do work for other people, because of the fact that what I may think is cute or interesting has to hang in their house and they may not agree with my tastes. I also find that when creating starts to feel like "work", I really loose my motivation. Almost every time, I find myself in those last stages of the project muttering to myself about "what I was thinking when I said yes" and how "I will never do this again". Invariably though, someone will come to me and say "You make stuff, right? Could you ......" and I say "Of course, no problem!" sealing my fate once again!

Peanut's Half-Birthday

  Posted by Picasa Today was my Peanut's second half birthday. And yes, I am one of those goofy moms who make up holidays! We had a blast making her "half-a-birthday" cake and she made me relight her "two-and-a-half" candles several times just so that she could blow them out again and again.