Friday, January 20, 2012
Well we've survived our first full week of Daddy being gone, only two more to go (which feels like an eternity right about now). H has had some sad moments (mostly when she's already tired) but the miracle of facetime has made us feel MUCH better :-) Talking to someone via a live video still seems like Jetsons technology to me when I stop and think about it. I love it!
So I've been trying to squeeze in a few "fun for mom" moments this week - you know they come during nap time of after bedtime - but I have found some, that's the important thing. So check me out, I made a light box! Nutty looking right? But it took about 30 minutes and mostly stuff I already had around the house - easy, peasy.
Look at how much better those colors look - LOVE this project! The down side was that I made it from a too-small box - that's why it's too bright at the top. The good news is that it's pretty easy to find a bigger box and whip up another one. Oh and the first one can always be recycled - bonus points!
I think on the next one I'm also going to line it with white fabric - I just smacked some white paper in this one to see how it would look and I hate seeing the seem at the bottom corner - ugh. One continuous sheet of fabric or paper will take care of that! So I'm definitely going to make a bigger one and keep around for photographing small projects, I found the directions (via Pinterest) on the (never home) maker blog.
In other news I think I'm finally going to break down and learn to knit - I know how to crochet pretty well but I've resisted learning to knit for years. I figured the last thing I needed was another set of projects to distract me but I've been seeing so many lovely cowls around blogland lately that I think I'm going to give in. Knitting here I come!
I'll leave you with a peek at what Miss H is working on this morning: she grabbed a new pad of post-it notes from our "junk" drawer and a pencil (I've already learned that the scissors and permanent markers had to go live somewhere else) and is busy putting an H on each and every sheet of paper. Oh and she'll get to them all - she is nothing if not thorough.
Two seems to be all about making your mark :-)