Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well my son AJ came home from school very excited that he’d shown everyone a “New Trick”, you never know what “New Trick” means from a 12yr old. So he showed me and his sister LB his “New Trick” which was a stage slap or punch and so after a bit of fooling around and me showing him the stage slaps I’d learned in drama he thought it was a good idea to show the 2yr old. So AJ got down nice and low so she could reach him, I then showed her how to swing far enough away so she wouldn’t actually connect with his face. First couple attempts were successful if not silly to watch AJ and LB stage fight, and just as I turn around I hear “SLAP” silence……then AJ “LB you’re not supposed to actually hit me.” Poor girl she looked sad (but almost secretly happy to have slapped her brother across the face).

Lessons for the day

·         Do not teach a 2yr old how to stage fight unless you want to lose!

·         Nothing like as you start turning your back you think this might not be a good idea

So after the stage fighting was quickly put to an end I found the real reason for all the over acting at the house. AJ got the Role in “The True Story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas” He is very excited (I’m excited for him and not so secretly happy that he shares my love for all things drama). He got the role of The Grinch….he’s walking around the house singing “you’re a mean one Mr. Grinch”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My creations for Once Upon a Thread

 The very colorful Drawstring skirt, Drawstrings pulled to reveal the other half of the rainbow of colors

LB standing in the snow, she was very cooperative for not have'n eat'n breakfast yet.

B in her matching outfit cause I'm crazy that way, and a shot of the diaper cover (not enough fabric left for a pair of bloomers) but who doesn't love ruffles on the bum.

First Post

I hope everyone is patient with me as this is my first attempt at blogging. My goal in starting this blog is to share my creative adventures as well as my children’s adventures with me and their creations. While home on Maternity Leave I began searching out other creative people on the web and I recently started following Katy from No Big Dill and was inspired by her Once Upon a Thread to create something from your children’s story book. The book I chose was Suki's Kimono by Chieri Uegaki. I had been looking for an excuse to try and make a kimono looking dress for LB. I do have to say that my attempted creation actually turned out pretty darn well. (pat on my own back) I then had to make a matching one for B who of course has no say in what I stick on her. I used a few ideas from patterns I'd seen online and since I'm new at this did not take pictures to create a tutorial, maybe once the charger for the camera arrives (I being a busy mom as I am forgot it at my parents home while visiting them in October.) I will recreate the skirt and create a tutorial as well.  December will be a world of firsts for me. First Blog, First of sharing my creations somewhere besides friends on Facebook.