It was all sorts of magic and excitement until Hannah wiped out big time and got a huge goose egg right in the middle of her forehead. Then it occurred to me that a ton of slippery bubble liquid on the pavement with lots of running excited children is actually a terrible idea. Sigh.
Oh well. It was good while it lasted I guess.
One such activity was building a gingerbread house. It was a surprise for both of them. I set it up on the kitchen table while they were playing in the living room, and then called them and telling them there was a surprise in the kitchen. They were excited and ready to get started.
Now that I can set aside these few hours strictly to take care of this self-appointed work, it frees up my mind the rest of the day to concentrate on these more important things. And though I originally wasn’t happy about Hannah being in school for five mornings a week, I’m so glad to see that she is thriving in it, and that I am thriving a little bit too.
I recently had the chance to read and review the beautiful book Sewing to Sell, and I have to say that it is fantastic. Just go ahead and add this to your Christmas list now.
It’s true that this book is full of solid and helpful information for makers, but what sets it apart from the traditional maker how-to’s is that it includes sixteen different project patterns and tutorials that are copyright free and available for you to take advantage of. If you have thought to yourself, “Yeah I like to make things sometimes, but I don’t know what I would make to sell…” this book hands you sixteen projects to choose from. Actually, it doesn’t just hand them to you, it hands them to you on a silver platter. You get pattern pieces, illustrated tutorials on how to make each item, tips on packaging, marketing, and displaying each item, and precise tips on how to photograph that item to help it shine. So cool.
Now you might think that this was on the heels of a meaningful day spent together. A day of making cookies side-by-side in the kitchen, of us playing tag and me chasing him around the park, or helping him with homework and high-fiving with each correct answer while he beamed with pride. This seems like the sort of day that would warrant and end of the day I love you poem.
They also had a few things out to nod to the fact that a major motion picture had been filmed there.
(He told me to give him thumbs up too. The little photog.)