I’m working on a new embroidery line. I don’t want to talk too much about it, yet – and trust me that’s hard because I’m a known blabber mouth! ❤
So in true blabber mouth style, I thought I’d give a bit of a sneak peek to one of my new products that will be going into my etsy shop soon:
Can you guess what it is? Deb, I know you already know! Haha!!
Things have been quiet here because I’ve been busy hatching new craft plans, and mostly busy with keeping the kids busy. They are still riding bikes. Bea took a tumble the other day and now acts scared…Lucien likes to daredevil on the bike.
We also took a quick trip to visit the grandmothers. It was fun. My mom offered to babysit so J and I got to hang out with friends a lot.
And as you can see the Yellow Submarine obsession continues. How’s your summer going?
I feel like since my husband has been on summer break that I I haven’t had time to write!
We’ve been spending our days teaching the kids how to ride bikes:
We had a night out without the kids where we went out to a town about an hour away so my husband could interview a Congolese heart surgeon about her family. I just tagged along. I’m glad I did, it was really interesting. And we got to cross this scary one lane bridge:
In even more news about me, I’m thinking of starting the Happy Herbivore 28 day challenge tomorrow…we’ll see.
How’s your summer been?
I picked up my artwork from the gallery the other day, and got a bit of a shock – one of my friends had bought one of my pieces and didn’t tell me! It was such a wonderful surprise!
Since picking up the artwork, I’ve been listing them – very slowly – on etsy. Here’s some pictures of what I’ve been listing:
If you’d like to check it out, click here.
I’ve also been working on some new ideas that have been brewing for a while. I’ll have to finish sewing them up before showing you a peek.
What are you working on?
And ps – please vote for Bea!!
I once again entered Bea in the Parent’s magazine cover contest. Please click here to vote! I believe you can vote multiple times during the week but only once per day.
Also, Bea insisted on wearing her princess dress on a pony ride the other day:
I’m constantly trying to come up with craftivities to do with the kids. It’s really hard to come up with something that’s within their skill set and that doesn’t bore them.
I thought of perler beads. I’d been seeing some perler projects recently that looked really cool and wanted to try it – I’ve never tried it before either. So, with my trusty coupons I headed to my local craft store and picked up some supplies.
After I explained to the kids how to do it, Lucien lost patience very quickly. But as you can see, Bea took it very seriously:
It’s really simple. Basically you just put little beads onto a pegboard. I had a hard time because I have adult hands and not tiny hands, but with tweezers I was fine. Once you’re done, you just put a piece of wax paper on it and iron it to fuse the beads together. It’s kind of fun. I have about a million perler ideas now, because I don’t have other projects to do (<— a lie! I have lots of other projects to finish!).
Anyway – here are our finished projects:
I added in that second picture where the kids aren’t smiling so you could see Bea’s heart better – she filled it all in and even when she knocked out some of the beads by accident, she just picked them up and started over. She loved doing this.
Lucien just lost patience really quickly but he was really proud of his final project, which is what counts.
I tried to make ombré earrings.
Have you ever used perler beads? What did you make?
Fashion Friday is a weekly series in which I will highlight some of my children’s outfits.
This week I only have one outfit to show you, as Lucien wouldn’t stand still long enough for an outfit photo – he’s faster than my camera!
Bea picked out this outfit herself. The top we picked up at Target the other day. I kind of forced her to like it at the store because she wanted all princess clothes and that’s not happening at this house. The overalls dress she picked out at Kohls when she went with my mom and I wasn’t there. She loves this dress, a lot. I couldn’t find it on the Kohls site, but this one is basically the same dress but with different colored ruffles – click here . Oh, and a downside of this dress – she wore it to the park and flashed everyone her underpants…next time she will have a costume change before we hit the park.
I also have a coupon code for kohls.com to share with all of you! It’s good until July 11. Just use the code BLOGGER10 at checkout. Let me know if you get anything good!