*disclaimer* I have noticed this post gets googled a lot and I am not sure why! I don't want anything from this post taken out of content or the wrong way!!! This is my open love letter to all that the amazing and talented Soulemama is and does!
C's doll birthday crown in progress
Tee hee. What are you doing to me? I was finally able to get a copy of your book and it's amazing and so inspiring just like your blog. But now I allowed myself to go overboard. That is no one's fault but my own, though. I'm taking on too much and spreading myself too thin with all the ideas floating around in my head. How do you create so many beautiful things with 4 kids?! Please do tell. I can't seem to get just one thing done with 2 kids. BUT I am learning it is all about balance, and I need to find mine. Thank you for inspiring me to try and persevere!
I got myself in over my head with homemade things for C's birthday. It all started with the sheep yoke neck cardigan,that's almost done I just have to do the duplicate stitching on the sheep.
-Then there's C's birthday crown, I've barely started that.I have the 2 layers of the crown cut out and 1 detail so far but that's it.
-Now of course I decided that C's first doll she'll be getting needs (like K's K baby, C will have C baby) a matching birthday crown as well. That at least is 95% done, I just need to finish sewing it up and trimming any flaws. C's baby is coming from Gopita's Dolls on Etsy. I had the pleasure of meeting her and her dear family years ago when I lived in PA. Her work is amazing and 100% filled with love. Everyone should check her out!
-The Spring tablecloth for her birthday table,haven't done anything with that yet.
-And then there's the biggest time consumer...a sleepy sack for C baby. C,since birth has slept in a sleepy sack every night. It's part of our night time routine. She knows when she sees that, it's time for bed. So her baby needs one, too! There isn't a pattern for one so I am making my own. I had it all figured out for DK weight yarn and after many good ups got it set. Then I ran out of yarn and have no way of buying more b/c K threw away the label on me months ago. Soooooo I had to rip all of that out. Now I just finished dying some worsted weight yarn to use. I just hope this will be enough but now I have to re-figure out the entire pattern I made because my gauge will be off. So once the yarn dries I'll be knitting up another swatch *sigh*.
-I know I have a lot more I'm making too but my brain can't seem to function right now after thinking about all of those things!
Did I mention I don't have a working sewing machine so I have to do all this by hand? It' actually really nice sewing by hand but when you have a deadline it's a bit scary!!
Wow,typing it all out it looks like I don't have that much to do,but trust me it's a lot! It doesn't help I only get from 8-11pm each night to work on these things.
Just to clarify, I love Amanda Soule, and all that she does! I can not wait for her new book to come out. We all know how much I love Martha Stewart and Amanda ( to me ) is like the younger AP, Waldorf version of her. I'm just frazzled right now and wish I could sit down with her and a nice cup of tea and chat about anything and everything but also have her explain in many details how she does it!
Now to make this post a bit less about my crafting depression here's some things that are making me happy right now:
K's nature table in her room
Our family nature table in the playroom (which has all ready changed by the way. This pic is from last weekend.)
Above the nature table
Spring birds coming out