You? Well, you’ve probably been busy.
Haven’t we all?
I had a chat with a fellow homeschool mama about being busy. After we both asked each other how we were doing recently, and both answered “busy”, we agreed that we are all busy, all the time.
Life is busy.
I have been busy, yes, indeed. Of course caring for our three children, homeschooling, celebrating birthdays, holidays, Mondays and Tuesdays. I’ve also been busy creating.
No, not life. (Really. Truly this time.)
I’ve been busy creating things.
Visit my shop on etsy to see the things I’ve been busy creating.
And we shall continue to cross virtual paths while we all stay busy.
“So much time and so little to see…Wait a minute! Scratch that. Reverse it.” -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Originally posted February 8, 2011
It’s the time of the year to hibernate and snuggle up to the ones you love. Nothing beats hiding away from the wintery blah. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we’ve opted to send out some love to our family and friends. Our daughter decided she would make the list and she included all the tots in her life. Cousins, friends, friends’ siblings…she sure does know how to spread the love!
When I was young, my father loved to craft handmade Valentines for each of us. We were always so impressed with his sense of creativity (and always will be!). It is my duty to carry on this tradition. What fun it has been with a two year-old! Cardstock, a few stickers, some pom-poms, markers and of course classic doilies make for some beautifully nouveau valentines. Enjoy!
Life is much more beautiful with a soundtrack.
It’s a bronze-colored squeeze bottle of my favorite brand, Aleene’s. (I had to google the brand name spelling since I don’t have the bottle handy to double-check.)
I can’t find it anywhere. I need it, pronto, for a project that is going out in the mail today. I really don’t want to pack up both kids, strap them in their carseats & head out to the art store just to buy another bottle when I know it’s in that mess somewhere. Not to mention, I’ll leave the store with a bunch of stuff for more fun activities that I really don’t have time for.
Creative people need a lot of stuff. (There I go again with that word, stuff!) I have boxes and cases and bags of stuff to make other stuff. I’ve recently discovered that I have done a project from every aisle in Michael’s. (Great coupons on that site, by the way.) Isn’t that crazy?! It’s taken 32 years of ongoing arts and crafts to accomplish that unplanned goal! Woohoo for me!
Anyway, the point is I have so many supplies I could seriously start my own shop. See that bookcase full of junk? I have another section of the house dedicated to knitting, another for paper goods, another for beading & jewelry making, another for painting, and another and another and another. Oh yeah, and a very large section of the basement dedicated to making things prettier.
Organization is key, but I have a really hard time finding the time to keep up with the constant additions to my creative whirlwind of paraphernalia. Sometimes I even rope the kids in to help, especially when it’s their art supplies. They’ve got quite the collection going already, too. I guess it’s only natural seeing how their mother exists purely through creativity.
Back to why I started writing in the first place ~ if you can see my glue in those partially organized artsy-fartsy shelves, please comment below and let me know. I’d really appreciate it. Thanks
My son never got a first birthday party…not yet anyway. You see, he was in the hospital for the week leading up to his party. We had to call it off due to his susceptibility to disease since his immunity was very low. The invitations were sent, the party was planned, but the poor kid never had a celebration. We will work it out, we will find a date to celebrate the first year of his life with our close family members and friends. I am determined!
In the meantime, I thought you would enjoy the preparation of the invitations…they were rather fun to create! I decided on a “Hungry Caterpillar” theme-ish though I don’t usually like to choose themes for occasions such as this. This was too cute to pass up, and our little man is quite the hungry guy so it fit him perfectly! My daughter was even able to help out by coloring the outlines of the ovals as well as keeping me organized (something she loves to do!) Hope you enjoy…
Lots of cutting~I created my own rugged oval-shaped template to make the bodies
- The photo was printed after adding some colored circles with the paint program on the computer
Addressed the envelopes with my "julian" font
- The finished product