Friday, September 10, 2010

apologies, reunions, creating and dreaming

First I want to apologize for my unacceptable over use of quotation marks in the last post. I have no excuse. But, it does remind me of point #1 of this. If you don't follow the blog Cake Wrecks and like to laugh hysterically, I highly recommend it!

 I am off to my 20 year reunion. I can't believe it has been 20 years since I graduated high school! Aren't I still 17? And who the heck had all these kids and left them at my house?! Although I jest, it really does feel that way sometimes. Especially when I see or talk to friends from high school. It feels so normal to be with them, like not a day has passed. I can't wait.

In further preparing for Lulu's birthday, I borrowed these books from the Library. Which have in turn inspired these...

Aren't they magical?

I want to live in one. Just a little larger, like this.
Actually, we really, really do want to live in a house like the one in the link. Maybe one day.
See you next week :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Getting back to normal?

I'm not really sure what normal means or if anything about my life could ever be described that way, but we started back to "school" this week or home educating as some of my friends call it, and it felt good.

On a purely personal note, since the little toadstool, I have been getting back to "normal" by making a few other things. Inspired by this and this, I made this fairy crown for Lulu's Birthday Party.

I really love the way it turned out, even if it isn't a soft looking as the original felted version. It's supposed to go to a guest. But I might have to keep this one. I have three more to make.

After Susan, Kelly's precious mama and my adopted mama :), sent K.T. and me these lovely aprons,

 someone became a little jealous. So I made her this...

Apparently, a photo-shoot wasn't how Miss Lulu wanted to spend her time. So sorry Miss thing! 

I guess all this "making" is contagious. Kathryn made these the other day...

And Gabe, who is reading Robin Hood for school, made Solo these...

along with a belt and a cape. 

{Unfortunately the cape has been the victim of some misfortune (I'm sure the result of some battle to protect the poor), and the photos I took pre-incident are on my camera and the little dodad that allows me to put the photos on the computer has gone caput! All the lovely (note the sarcasm!) pics from today's post are courtesy of iPhone. Anyhoo, photos of the two foot Robin Hood will have to wait.} 

To celebrate a successful first week of "school", we had a delicious breakfast

peaches, pears, and cherries

topped with oats, flour, and butter

Baked to bubbly perfection!

So good!!!

So there you have it. I could show you much more. There's been drawing, book making, sewing, baking, and other fun stuff going on. It has been a good week. I think maybe "normal" means creating here in this happy, madhouse. I wouldn't have it any other way :)

Thank you to all the supportive comments. They mean so very much to me. Wish I could give you all a big hug :) It is my hope to post at least once a week, so you'll be seeing more of me.  

Take care and have a great holiday weekend!!