Wow, what a great kidoodles day. There aren't enough of these. I started the day trying to make a decision. I hate saying, 'No.' to an opportunity, but I hate overcommitting my time and undervaluing it WAY more. So I said no. But felt lighter having done it. So I made the hubs his favorite breakfast.
And so it goes…
Then I put the finishing touches on the Bumblebee/Transformers Pinewood Derby car. Cameron gets the masked racing stripes thing. Describing why Mommy is putting green tape on his (already beloved) car is one thing. But the big reveal was worth it once the paint dried. Daddy and he finished putting the wheels on and we are ready for weigh-in and race this week.
And so it rolls.
Helped Brianna understand a sewing pattern. She cut out the pieces for the top and we pinned them into place on the fabric. We both cut out the pieces. I showed her how to load the bobbin on my super simple Janome machine and we were off. Pressed open seams. Snipped around curves. Finished!! Her dolly is wearing the top right now. That was fun. For once, I feel like I made a decent piece of clothing – even if it is for an 18" doll.
And so she sews…
Courtney and Daddy put together her wooden dollhouse – a gift from Santa. We are going to go to the library tomorrow and take some inspiration pictures of the one they have on display there. Mind you, it was probably decades of work that went into it — but who cares when your child has inspiration you ride the wave together.
And so imagination grows…
All three of them went with me over to Laura's house to make Valentines' Day cards for the Veterans. I brought my scraps bins of pink and red papers, heart punches and some red and pink flowers. The kids were pros. So fun to watch all the kids getting their paper-crafting groove on.
And so the day is done.
Neil made dinner even.
And so I have time to post this goodie that I made for Tattered Angels booth sample at CHA:
I played with a prior concept to get this sample done in time for CHA. My supplies are literally on a truck en route from Sarasota, FL. But between what I had on hand, what they sent me – and pure luck – I was able to make this scrapbook page using the Frosty Memories theme. The letters are from the new Postage alphabet framed font. You can see one of these framing the smaller picture in the lower left. I used Silver Sugar, Artic Blue, Delphinium and Marshmallow and a touch of Viva Pink (hard to see in the picture, sorry). But I realized that after I'd already packed it up to ship for CHA in Cali.
P.S. I'm not usually this last minute. The samples were just asked for and I was more than happy to accomodate the request.
So what are you waiting for? Oh yes…
Want to know what I'm putting in the box tonight? Do you know how much control it took NOT to open his box, with literally EVERY Glimmer Screen I own on a Fedex truck? Only because I found piece of paper with screened snowflakes already on it did I keep control. So here you go:
The Glimmer Screens Starter Kit – a total of 9 designs. The original. It's currently out of stock on the TA website. And it's yours. I have several sets I use for class. Somehow this one got shoved underneath and hasn't been opened. Such a pity!
So many gorgeous designs including a butterfly, two flourishes, doilies, you name it. A great set.
So it's Monday. Just noticed it is exactly midnight. Hope you have a lovely day today. I'm off to bed (in a bit.) Good night!