Monday, April 28, 2014

Random Updates

So I've been on a bit of a blogging break because my computer died. It's still dead but we will eventually replace it. For now, I'm slowly learning to do all things bloggy and photo-edity on the laptop. Which is shared by everyone in the house. Which means turn-taking. Which also means other more important uses (like homework and news-reading) get first priority. Hence the blogging break.

Not complaining. I'm always looking for excuses to blog less, anyway. Is it just me or do other people also think blogging is a huge time investment? It used to be so easy and fun, back in the old days when the children were small and took naps and I'd just make, say, a random bag and take a few pictures and brag about it on the blog. Now, though, everyone wants to do crafts and electronics and read-a-longs and needs help with everything from homework to those not-actually-easy youtube videos on rainbow loom thingummies and I actually have real, personal, non-child-centered hobbies like reading paper novels and an exercise routine. Blogging has been reassigned to my To Do list - there is, for instance,  "Write Sleeve Drafting post" sandwiched between "Do laundry" and "Vacuum downstairs".

Not that I don't still enjoy blogging and connecting with you guys- I do. It's just that loads of Other Things seem a lot more fun (and/or urgent) these days.  

I am, however, still sewing.

Because the end of the school year is nigh, and teachers need lunch buckets

Some in new fabrics and some old, hoarded especially for projects like this.

I will put some in the shop soon. 

And you know how I was telling you about the Grand Old Days when the girls were small and took naps and I'd made all kinds of things "just for fun" because I seemed to have all the time in the world? I think I'll put some of those in the shop as well to send along to deserving homes. Check back here soon(ish) for a shop update!


  1. Yes. Yes, I do think blogging is a huge time investment. I only have a bitty book blog, which is way fun for books, and I find it sliding off my list of things I have time for.

  2. Blogging is a huge time-suck. Just like sewing projects, I have a million post ideas cross my mind throughout the day/week/month, but when it comes right down to it, the amount of time I want to put into doing a good job sends me into a procrastination spiral. Good thing I do other chores when I procrastinate or I'd be living in a cesspool. I'm looking forward to what you post in your shop.

  3. What a pretty conglomeration of fabrics! Can't wait to see the finished results!

    Miss C was trying to follow one of those rainbow loom videos last week when she was here. No, they're NOT as easy as they're made to sound... at least not for someone her age (or her grandma's age).

  4. I agree with you on blogging getting to be more something you have to schedule as kids get older. Life IS busier, and then there are these fascinating conversations that can be had with kids, which just were not possible when they were babies and toddlers. I'm very curious to see what you put in the shop!

  5. I love your blog! You've described why I never managed to start blogging even though I thought I might. Thank you for keeping things real. And of course, I enjoy all the sewing information, too.


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