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Friday, May 29, 2015

Little successes

Just hanging out?

Or does your world have you running 
in circles these days?

School is winding up over here, so life is full of
school-centric activities and celebrations.

I look forward to sitting in more fields when things wrap.

In the meantime I'm celebrating the smallest of victories.

Yu and I made and sewed heart patches on some
treasured leggings. 

A pair for her and a pair for her sister

She 'helped', thus the mad stitches. 

Cheers to more madness 
and staying in stitches. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Seagulls? We'll take it!

Happy Long Weekend Folks!

This project has been endless and tedious.
It's also boring, debatably ugly,
but essential and super practical for good times.

We inherited this swing from a neighbour who was moving. 
The roof was all deteriorated due to sun exposure. 
It's our reading spot in the weather. 
Rain or shine, so it needed a new cover. 
I looked for cute fabric- but sadly failed. 
Black it is.
ACDC would approve.

Underneath it's a little more exciting. 
Pom pom's, twinkle lights etc. 

And then...the same thing happened with a playhouse.
I didn't take a before picture,
but it needed some love.

I debated many things, in about 5 minutes.
And then with such a small childless window,
used the only exterior paint in the garage.

Then stuck on some geometric shapes 
and polka dots. 

I'll have to add some rainbow curtains
and some interior chalk paint so they can 
go nuts inside. 

But that we'll call phase 2.
who knows when that will happen!!

Until then...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This Weird Moment

Things here have been cruising along in the land of weird.

I mean, I don't think it's normal to dress up like
bumblebee related creatures and march in a parade...

but why be normal ?
Someone else is probably taking care of that job.

Life is green here. 

The flowers and sun make everything better. 

This is hardly a 'make' proper...
but I've been framing and shelving things above other things.

This little collection is over our bed.
Just above some twinkle lights.
Very high school. 

This one is on the parallel wall.

This one lives in Nu's room.
She has a Zebra thing and the cross stitch hung 
in my room as a kid.
My grandmother made a boy and girl set. 

Who knew there was a cross stitcher in my past?

I've been making some rainbow hats to sustain 
Yu's heartbeat. 

We made this one together 
(thus the very wiggly stitch line)
And then she completely rejected it.
Thank goodness Nu scooped it up. 

This little one has no lack of decisive opinions.

And this one?
Ohh I get glimpses of her grown up self already.
Hey Life!
Slow down!