and,

an attempt to grab creativity amidst the chaos.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Boo Who?

You know those days?
 
Those days that first world problems
get ya down?
 
You know when the microwave breaks,
the faucet breaks,
your stove will not produce coffee
& your house is teeming with fruit flies,
(despite the traps you've set)?
 
You know when 2 of your 3 kids should be in school
but there's a school strike
so you bring the teachers cookies
to support them,
but then various children
yell
and
poo
and
fall
down?
 
You know how then it's
gradual entry for the 3rd child
as she starts preschool for the first time,
so you need to be with her for an hour,
but not with the other kids for an hour,
and you don't have child care?
 
And as a side bar,
 she is on page 359 of her dissertation:
Why potty training is an abomination
 
Then you realize you're going camping tomorrow,
but you haven't slept in a week
because your middle child
is awake all the time?
 
And then you
yell
and
poo
and
fall
down?
 
Ya?
Those days are not my favorite.
 
The good news is
yesterday was nothing like today!
 Yesterday everyone was farting unicorns.
And we made this:
 
 
So:
I surrender today.
 
I'm hoping for camping fairies to load the car,
and tomorrow is definitely going to be a new day.
 
At least I don't have a wedgie.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So Many Shorts for the Short People!!!!

More cousins came through,
and the cuteness was pretty high.

Cousin Dance Party!!!!

 
And this has indubitably been the summer
of the shorts.
 

 
The more I make,
the more we need.

 
I want to marry the knit fabric
that is available these days.

 
It's so easy to sew with.
So forgiving and flexible.
J'adore.

 
So freakin' practical for little climbing,
jumping, wiggling monkeys.

 
Even pink ones!
What's a mom of 3 girls to do?
Periodically I surrender to the pink.

 
Always under psychic duress.

 
This has been such a fun summer.
I really don't want it to end.

 
Last summer I was counting the seconds
until school started.

 
This summer everything tastes sweeter,

 
and covers itself with sprinkles.

 
I'm still grouchy, and tired, and smelly,
rest assured.
 
 
But less.
 So much less,
 that I can make
lots
and
lots
of shorts.

 
You know what summer is?
 
Too
Short.
 
 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Yellie's Shirt

I have this little cousin.
 
 
She is feisty and little and bossy.
Because she's just turned 3.
And that's the job of any self respecting
3 year old.

 
She's also hilarious and wonderful.


One of her nicknames is Yellie
Because just like my Yu-
She's a yeller!
 

All the more reason she needs a cute top!

 
Dress them up in cuteness and
the evil is transformed!

 
What is it about bunnies?!!
 
 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

bunny tutu

Oh Monkeys,
 
 
how you run me in circles!!

 
Ever have one of those weeks
 
 
when all you can do is sew
a bunny tutu?

 
Yah.

 
Me

 
too.

 
I mean, Tutu.

 
There have been more walks in the woods.

 
Where weird bunny pocket outfits
are a must.
 
 
We're branching into surrealism over here.
Next stop, Dada.
 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cousins!

Some of my favorite people breezed
into town last week.
 
 
Some of them were little.

 
And they hung around.

 
Some of them were bigger
and made me smile.

 
I won't lie.
There was ice cream involved.


 
On more than one occasion.
 
I mean,
shouldn't summer have too much ice cream?

 
And bubbles:

 
Both the alcoholic and kid friendly type?

 
Why...

 
NOT?!?

 
(O sporting her me made shirt)
 
 


 
 
That's the main point of kid-ness.

 
Let's have fun people!!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

First Day Dress Success

It happened again,
as I knew it would.
 
 
Another kick at Dana's First Day Dress
 
 
I love this dress!

 
I love the reversible factor too.

 
This time I sewed up a size 7
for my almost 5 year old.

 
And I made the opening in the back larger,
so no murderous screaming when we
do a wardrobe change.

 
A solid success!


And still so full of twirl. 
 

 
A happy shortie,
makes for a happy moi.