Anyway due to life-as-nearly-missed-bus, I've been taking a break from all things internet lately, have you noticed? I was flipping through my photos, looking to see what I've been doing this whole time, & apparently I have 1. not been up to all that much, & 2. taking a break from the camera, too.
Though there was that too-hot afternoon when we built a fairy porch to my girl's specifications:
(Scrap wood, twigs, white glue)
Complete with hanging lanterns. I wanted to drape something across from the other two twigs, but she says I haven't thought of anything good enough yet.
We also had another good gocco session when it was time to make her thank you cards.
I try to involve my kids in their thank yous as much as possible, & this time around I drew a blank fairy for her to color in (featuring an unfinished head so she can draw whatever hairstyle she wants). I used a dotted-line font to spell out "thank you," & her job was to trace over the letters as she finished each card.
Things to note in this picture: she is currently favoring fairies with SERIOUS BANGS, she's got a handy reference book open in the background, & off to the right you can see that my son got in on the gocco action too (my kids LOVE that thing) & we have mighty many blank fairies around now. For the smaller cards, I put a post-it over the "thank you" to block the ink & then let them go to town printing out a whole stack of fairies for us to add to the art box.
I have also been thinking a lot about sewing, though not to the point where I have been DOING any. This sundress has been in heavy rotation recently, & it finally fits her perfectly (TWO YEARS LATER), so I think I might see if I still have those pattern pieces around.
The sewing itch has to wait a minute, though, because the most exciting thing around here is that on Friday I am off for a fancy weekend in San Francisco with my husband/without my kids: any vegetarian restaurant recommendations or shopping must-sees (including good fabric stores)?