Skip to main content

Distracted

The children and I like to take advantage of each other's distraction. For example, "Here watch this movie so I can sew" or "Here have this Popsicle so I can eat this chocolate cake". Makes for a happy mommy when its me using their distraction to my advantage. But, yesterday Anna took advantage of my distraction. I was happily playing Frontierville on Facebook- rearranging my settlement, and never noticing that things were eerily quiet. Anna, meanwhile, was doing this-
Scraps Disaster
It's not so much that she emptied all six bins (don't judge me) of color-sorted fabric scraps. It's the fact that she then proceeded to toss them like a salad and scatter them throughout the house. Yeah, not a happy mommy. If you'll excuse me now, I have go sort four grocery bags (don't judge me) worth of fabric scraps by color. I'm going to try and use the time to happily think of new color combinations and quilt designs rather than how I'd like to send my children away for a very, very long visit to whatever relative would take them.

Comments

Jenny said…
oh good grief!
what a disaster...but kudos for you attitude on cleaning it up!
Leserlee said…
My kids scatter things too. Usually it's the almost four year old. Yesterday it was four decks of Rook cards. The day before it was all the pieces of the game Life. Money, salary cards, career cards, cars, little stick people, all the buildings, everything. But if I had enough fabric scraps, I would totally organize them by color too. :)
Gwendolyn said…
Oh my goodness! I would think this would have been an Ellery task not an Anna task!!!

Popular posts from this blog

Momma's Got a (kind-of, sorta) Brand New Bag

I must be some sort of sadist. It seems the work and stress of getting a family of five all packed and ready for a big trip isn't enough for me. It's becoming tradition to also try and make myself a new complicated bag right before we leave. There was the Supertote before Disneyland. This time around it was the a messenger bag right before a 4,000 mile road trip.



(Photography and photo styling by my 10 year old, Anna.)

 There was really no choice, though. My everyday Supertote is a year and a half old. It was definitely looking it. The handles were all frayed. One of the magnetic snaps had ripped out. It was dirty. It just would not do. I tried stores. Everything was too big, too small, too strappy, not strappy enough, too ugly, or too expensive. I guess making my own bags has made me pretty dang picky when it comes to purses.

This one, though. This one is pretty much the prefect size, the perfect strap, the perfect fabric, and plenty of pockets.




Pattern- Campfire Messenger B…

Something A Little Different

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that for my birthday this week, I got a weaving loom of my very own. Specifically, a 15" Cricket Loom. There was some major happy dancing involved.


Feeling a little nervous. #cricketloom #happybirthdaytome A photo posted by trinasdoings (@trinasdoings) on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:06am PDT

Now what do I do with it? #cricketloom #happybirthdaytome A photo posted by trinasdoings (@trinasdoings) on Jul 28, 2016 at 7:41am PDT

WooHoo! Thank goodness for the many YouTube videos which got me here! A photo posted by trinasdoings (@trinasdoings) on Jul 28, 2016 at 10:39am PDT
I spent all morning on my birthday watching YouTube instructional videos, putting it together, getting it warped, and starting my very first handwoven scarf using bits and pieces of yarn leftover from other projects.

Today I finished it.






Sure, it's got some issues. The edges are a bit wonky. The fringe went all fuzzy when I washed it. But, I love it. I love how thin and drap…

Ellery's Baptism and the First Day of School

Exciting times around our household in the past week. This Saturday, Ellery was baptized.


Almost time to go! #baptismday #eightisgreat A photo posted by trinasdoings (@trinasdoings) on Sep 3, 2016 at 9:10am PDT






And after. It took two tries-her toe popped up. #baptismday #eightisgreat #familiesareforever A photo posted by trinasdoings (@trinasdoings) on Sep 3, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT

She was so happy and excited. It was a great day.

And then, today, the kids finally started school! Hallelujah!


The local school district went back to school like two and a half weeks ago. We've all been anxiously waiting for their charter school to start.



First grade for this guy and an empty house for me. Every summer I let his hair grow wild so that I can enjoy his curls. I was all ready to give him his standard back to school haircut until we went to meet his teacher. She went into raptures over his curls. So, they stayed. We'll see how long they last now that he has to face a squirt bottle and a bru…