Monday, November 10, 2014

Catch Up

Lately, I feel like a lot of motivation that had gone AWOL on me has returned.   Last weekend, we tackled painting the extra room.  It's a cape style room over our garage (that gets really hot or really cold because it's poorly insulated) and is connected to our bedroom.  I would be the best playroom ever if it could actually keep a temperature and not be in our bedroom.   Instead it's my craft room and a bit of extra storage.  After I stopped making teepees last year, it was a disaster.  And since I had stopped sewing when Kenley was born, I hadn't had a reason to even venture in there and the fact it was overwhelmingly messy.

Since we had the master bedroom painted, I wanted this room to match.  I cleaned up the room and started to prime it, the husband clocked out of kid duty and relieved me of finishing the job aside from the trim.  I spent most of the week organizing my stash of random supplies, throwing out junk, and filing a year's worth of paperwork.  

Now that Ashlynn doesn't nap (AT. ALL.), one day after fighting her for one for an hour which ended her walking out of her room and telling me "no, no nap" and going on her way, I made her hang out with me while I made Kenley a skirt for her birthday party. For my first piece of handmade clothing it actually came out cute and fits her right. 


Then I sewed a teepee I promised as a gift for a friend over the course of some "free" time while the toddler was at preschool and a baby wandering through my stash ribbon and more no nap naptimes.  


I swung by Michaels on my way to meet a friend for coffee on Saturday morning to put a 50% off coupon to use and grabbed this peg board set, hooks, and baskets all for 40% off.  The peg board alone was supposed to be $30 and I got everything for under that. I spent the afternoon nap (that was only had by one child, sense a theme?) finishing my up my space. I still want to replace the prints in Ashlynn's old frames and get the other half of the room together, but it feels so good to have a clear and organized workspace.  I got halfway through a quilt I had start ages ago as well. 

Moving from sewing to Arts and Crafts, we picked up the supplies to DIY this advent calendar and make a few other holiday related crafts to add my collection.  And getting even more crazy, you may have seen on instagram, I started having myself some cookie parties (my favorite food group).  Alison's cookie party is no joke, I have never made these type of cookies in my life and was already impressed with my novice skills.  I can't wait to work on it and make some killer Christmas cookies.


That exhausted me just writing it out, but I know I'm skipping things like awesome fun housework and once again completely rearranging the playroom. Oh well, the holidays are coming, full steam ahead!


How was your weekend?!


22 comments:

  1. Super mama!!! I love how you organized your craft supplies - It's amazing how good it can feel to have SOMETHING organized in all of the chaos!

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  2. I love it! A clean cute workspace is amazing! I have to ask though... How much for a teepee?

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  3. Love the fun workspace! Also, I'm so nervous for the NO NAP days!! I think I'll probably cry when that day comes :(
    Xo Kelly
    www.dettecakes.com

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  4. I am so jealous of your craft room! I think I love your whole house and really want to move to one like it!!! Haha. but that is a few years down the road.

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  5. Sewing a teepee in your free time?! Super mom!

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  6. Haha, only because at this rate I can do them in my sleep. Which I guess means I don't sleep enough...

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  7. no nap days a long. LONG. If Rae understood quiet time I would totally implement that. and that teepee.. FUN! I dream to DIY one one day..

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  8. Your craft desk is magical. Can I borrow it ;)

    Well, if Kenley refuses to nap, then you might as well stop fighting it and let her join in on the crafting fun, right? She'll have to break down eventually. Eventually being the keyword.

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  9. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get that AMAZING desk!!??

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  10. It's an ikea desk we scored on craigslist. I don't see the exact top listed on the site, but this is similar http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09047296/

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  11. I love that table - where is it from? Also, are those gold posts for the teepee or is that just the light?

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  12. The desk is from ikea and yes, those are gold poles. I spray painted the pvc pipe with gold spray paint :)

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  13. That's awesome. I was thinking about doing that for my son's teepee you made in grey. Now I know it's doable!!!

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  14. hold up...what? A isn't napping anymore?!?! I would DIE! you poor thing! well at least you have a sweet craft room! i love it!

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  15. Nope. I actually got one from her yesterday thanks to preschool. Was the first in over a week and lasted about an hour, which was enough for me. Nada today, but she fell asleep when we turned on to our street after a target run (which is like <10 min drive). :( My fault for taking away the paci... went from napping willingly, to nope, gone.

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  16. Thanks for responding so quickly and for checking for me. !! I'm heart broken...Ikea no longer carries it. It was exactly what I was looking for :0(

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  17. I saw someone use wood grain contact paper (shelving liner) I thought that was super cute too!

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  18. Definitely try checking craigslist!

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  19. I wouldn't want one right now. But if I maybe wanted one next year when Sydney has a bigger room would I maybe be able to hire you to do it? Or is it not something that ships very well?

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  20. I make them without the poles since it's much cheaper for the buyer to pick them up at the local lowes. They are like $8 total, vs having to pay shipping and packaging costs. I'm not making them right now, but maybe I'll decide to again in the future, we'll see!

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