The Creative Soul

a place to share my thoughts on life, art and becoming a better me.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Iron Chefs Perhaps

I am not a very good cook. I can't follow a recipe to save my life and have been known to ruin toast :) I thought if I start my kids at a young age, they may grow into chefs. For Chanukkah we bought the kids a play kitchen, complete with faux granite and hardwood floors. Ofcourse they needed the right attire and here they are in all their glory :) I always hear how fast they grow up and to enjoy them while you can. I try to a little everyday

A block for Penelope

Let me start out by saying I am not a quilter - YET :) I can totally see going in that direction because I play with fabric just like I do paper. But there are a few crafts I want to try before becoming an official "quilter". I signed up to participate in a wonderful quilt project. Unfortunately, I forgot that I did this and appeared to be mia for awhile. Thankfully the organizers of the project, Shanna and Patricia were very patient and kept my spot awaiting my "return". Thankfully I started my blog again because this is where I was found. The color I had to use for Penelope's quilt was yellow. I don't have a big yellow stash, but enough to complete this block. I know to all the hard core quilters out there, it might be a joke of a block. The block is called Bright Hopes and I could not resist based on the name alone. I can't imagine what Kati and her daughters are going through. As a wife and mother of two myself, I try not to imagine it. I don't know them, but feel for them as if they were family. I know this block will be part of a quilt that will bring a special little girl lots of happy memories.

Monkey Love

Well I've been branching out lately in my crafty endevours. I am still a paper girl at heart. But there's something about sewing fabrics together to make a 3-d item that rocks. Felt has become my new obsession. I love the feel of it, the colors it comes in and the beating it can handle. I am a craftster junkie. If you are not a member, go and join NOW. It is a wonderful site with an abundance of information. The members are amazing and the swaps are a blast. I made this monkey for the ongoing Wish swap.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm coming back

Time sure does fly by. I can't believe my daughter started school almost 5 months ago. She is doing very well in school. Now as far as at home, I wouldn't be as kind with the grades as her teacher was on her report card. Talk about moody. Keep in mind she is only six. I've made a lot of personal promises to my self lately and figure, if I put them out there, publicly and all, than I have to live up to them. So with that said, in no specific order, my 2007 list of personal promises:

1. Get better REST - sleep sounder :)

2. Eat better - ENJOY "the no no's" but in a realistic way

3. Be a more PATIENT mommy

4. Find my creative "STYLE"

5. ADORN master bedroom, Jake's room and kids bathroom

6. Become a "BLOGGER". It actually feels good, almost theraputic

7. STAY organized. I have no problem becoming organized, it the staying power I lack.

8. Clean more OFTEN.

9. LOVE my family

10. LIVE everyday, not just the "special" ones. I have been taking lots of pictures. Of things I've made and received as well as family. We just recently took a trip to Disney. Ofcourse I took some great shot so the kids. I'll leave you with one of my favorites of my family.