Monday, November 10, 2014
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?!