random ramblings

my mind is racing, but my body is resting. i’m laying in bed on a sunday afternoon, 2 kids napping, 1 watching a movie, and one tired man sleeping in a ball next to me. life is good! so here’s a little compilation of my thoughts:
– i am dying to do some crafting for the house! i’ve been saying i want to paint the sofa table for so long. when will i ever do it?
– the girls and i need to start on their valentine’s, otherwise we/i will end up doing them very last minute and not make them very special.
– what do you guys do with all your kids c.r.a.p.? i mean the little foam thing they make at friends’ houses or the “treasures” they bring home from school? do you display them? how long? where? {clarification: i mean the random scribbles or something covered in stickers, or a glittered picture frame, not the artwork or special work they’ve done.}
– i rearranged the playroom to hopefully make it more “home school friendly”. we’ll see how it goes this week. i’m still waiting to get in the groove of this home school thing.
– now 2 kids are up.
– we’re having dinner tonight with a very old friend and her family. she was actually our neighbor in the house i grew up in until i was 5. very weird to be meeting up with her again, but fun!
– another old friend moved back into town with her daughter. i’ve known her since i was 5 – we went to school together up through high school. its been really fun to start our friendship over again as moms, and to have such a long history together.
– my bedroom needs a serious makeover. i love the wall color and the big tall mirror, and like the bed frame and the curtains, but other than that… not so much. there’s a bunch of leftover pieces in here, stuff that didn’t fit anywhere else: an old wooden chest from my parents, a folding 6 ft plastic table (holding an artful arrangement of laundry and still-to-be-gifted christmas presents), a baby dresser that matches silas’ crib, and a small wooden outdoor bistro table. i want to redo the bedding and get some replacement furniture, but there’s no money for this. maybe in a few months when the garage sales pick up?
– husband’s up.
– what’s for dinner? probably should figure that out since guests will be here in an hour and a half. do you meal plan? how’s do meals work in your family?
– i still have yet to actually do the chores on my new chore chart. tomorrow i’ll start… but we did clean most of the house today. that should count for something, right?
– i need to get my few valentine’s decorations up. that holiday comes and goes so quickly. i also really want to be more purposeful about loving my loved ones on valentine’s day. the kids need to be treated special on that day. and sean, too.
– sitting here in bed, i can see directly into the room where my parents’ bed will be when the guest house is done. hmmm… window coverings?
– kid #3 is up.
– sorry about the lame looks on my blog lately. i’m kid of in a blog funk. lookin’ for my groove. i either want to go totally simple – all white – or something really fun and custom. ??? thoughts?
– have you checked out the pleated poppy lately? i have lots of new products and need to make room for another batch. there are still a few sets of valentine’s posy pins left, too.
– sorry for the business plug. and now i must go!


new fabric!

i was so excited on friday when my package from sew mama sew came! look at all those pretty colors! i could hardly wait to cut into them.

here’s a pic from later friday night when i was able to get out some of my other favorite fabrics, along with the new ones, and mix them all together to make new color combinations. this is probably my most favorite part about this job. i absolutely *love* playing with the fabrics and seeing how i can put together fun pieces. it makes me want to make another quilt.

i have already cut and partially assembled over 15 new zippered pouches with these fabrics. they are super cute! now i just need to finish them… that’s one of my biggest struggles: not finishing a project before i move on to the next one. before i started the pouches i also had started 15 or 20 more headbands (lots with brown and black combo’s). but those are still left undone, along with the pouches, and a custom order still needs to be filled.

so the plan this week: finish headbands first, then the custom order (i’ll have to sneak some pics to you – its gonna be soo cute!), then the zippered pouches. i’ll be back later to show some progress.

i still have lots of fabric left. what would YOU like me to make out of it?