It’s not that I never leave the house, it’s just that I’m so focused on my family these days that I forget to make plans with my friends (unless it is plans for the three of us to visit with someone). On the plus side, I think I am being a better mom. But I worry that I am going to burn out. So, like, if we’re friends and haven’t seen much of each other in forever, could you maybe initiate the plan-making? I swear I want to, I just have a mental block.
In other news, I’ve been busy!
One nephew down. (Please hold your hermit crab jokes.) Still trying to think of something to make for the little guy, who is turning one on Boxing Day. Suggestions?
This picture is awful but it’s the only one I have so far. Obviously I need to block it and sew on button eyes. But first I have to buy buttons. I am most of the way finished with the yoke of my owl sweater as well, so I’m going to need a lot of buttons.
In other other news, I gave up on making Sam an octopus costume because it was stressing me out too much and he has not shown any real attachment to the idea. Instead I am going to offer him a choice between being a Jedi and wearing his sweet little Chinese pajamas to be a tiny Emperor or something. I assume he’ll choose Jedi but you just never know with this kid.
Oh, and! I have decided what to make him for Christmas! Katherine sent me this neat pattern, which I am using for inspiration. Sam has been ‘reading’ Cowboy and Octopus, moving his finger along the words as Daddy reads or bringing the book over to me and saying the words he knows are on the page. He’s also been very interested in counting the buttons on my shirt. So I’m going to make a complete alphabet wall hanging for him. It’s a semi-big project, but most of the work will be cutting out the letters (and numbers if I can find a good font to use–help?). Two seams on the background felt, insert dowels, tie ribbon to hang, and then sew on a gazillion (36) buttons. Pretty easy. I just need to decide on felt colors and buy the supplies.
OMG no wonder I never see anyone. I have made myself too busy! I didn’t even mention all the pattern designs I’m working on. Getting paid for Babs has really made me want to keep going, and I have more ideas than I know what to do with.