Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Started -


- Kate's Bug Birthday Party Preparations. 

Emily made this bug garland. 

Amazing, no? Better than bunting. 

It took my breath away, at any rate. And not just because there were caterpillars.

She needs to start her own craft blog, I think.

We are entering the happy phase in which the Older Children get deployed as official party helpers - not just behind the scenes, which they are wonderful at,

but also as Actual Day Extra Hands. 

And wait till you see how I completely busted my fleece stash for this party. 

Completely busted it, I tell you. 

Am sooo proud of myself. 

And how did I get so productive suddenly? Easy - by procrastinating on sewing the dress for the wedding (not proud of self there). Happens every time without fail

P.S. And now I must return to the dress. Just to set goals, I make myself sew a seam a day. Only one seam every 24 hours, LiEr! You can do it! I haven't sewn today's seam yet. And it's already tomorrow now. Have you ever seen people procrastinate sewing one seam? Well, now you have.


  1. Hello LiEr,
    Thank you for all your posts, you do make me smile. I love to read about your antics and your wonderful ideas. Thank you for sparing the time to share them. You must have hundreds of followers from all over the world. I am a grandma and I share your love of making things for my children and now for my grandchildren. Thank you again, from Ann in Cornwall, England

  2. That is going to be a most interesting party! Can't wait to see more! I love your garland, Emily... sooo cute!

  3. Actually, I set that same one seam every 24 hours goal (making a quilt for Johnny). Set the goal last week, no seams yet. Eek.

    I am thrilled that you are doing this party theme - it's one I could see my kids loving, so I can't wait to see what you do with it! I am very impressed with Emily's origami skills - those butterflies are stunning!

  4. Can't wait to see the rest of the party! I think I used to have something like that green thing with the googly eyes. Just last night, I told myself sternly that I must sew ONE seam on a slipcover I'm making. I did do it, but of course the two pieces I was sewing together somehow were not the same size despite my careful measuring. I'm thinking of just tucking the fabric around the back and shoving the chair against the wall rather than finishing the back side.

  5. Definitely better than a bunting. Great job Emily!
    Sewing one seam.... it can be such a big deal sometimes to even get that done! And yes, I've procrastinated at that same goal many times.

  6. We have a very hungry caterpillar party coming up in June, and I'm hoping I can make one of your ideas for a gift?????
    They say that whatever you do while you're procrastinating is what you should do the rest of your life.


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