Friday, September 10, 2010

three things added to my store






I am still getting a handle on a lot of things, it takes forever to upload pics to etsy, but I think I am developing smarter methods. As of now, I am the seamstress, model, director (girls, make sure you get the shirt in the picture), producer, marketer, and distributer. Maybe that will change, but for now it is pretty funny:-)
Happy Friday!

Monorailin...




So yesterday was our big outing, it was quite fun, but the kids still have a big desire to ride the city bus. Here are some pictures of everyone having a jolly time.
























Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Builder

A Builder builded a temple,

He wrought it with grace and skill,

Pillars and groins and arches,

All fashioned to work his will.

Men said as they saw it's beauty,

"It shall never decay

Great is they skill, O builder,

Thy frame shall endure for aye"


A mother builded a temple

With loving and infinite care,

Planning each arch with patience,

Laying each stone with prayer.

None praised her unceasing efforts,

none knew of the wondrous plan,

For the temple the mother build ed

Was unseen by the eyes of man.


Gone is the builders temple,

Crumbled into the dust;

Low lies each stately pillar, '

food for consuming rust.

But the temple the mother builded

Will last while the ages roll,

For that beautiful unseen temple

Is her child's immortal soul.

anon.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Serging, inspiration, and finding balance.

My Serger is up and running, and I have been happily serging away. I Worked on some things over the weekend, namely, a quick nightgown I put together for Audrey. This was the first time I put something together without using a formal pattern, and I was very happy with the results.

Inspiration seems to hit like a gentle zap of lightning, or at least that is how it hits me. As I was standing in the kitchen making the children peanut butter play dough for dinner, I got nipped by the cooking bug again. To be honest, I really do not like cooking or anything that it involves. I go from stints where I am cooking a lot (usually when Andrew is here) to setting up smorgasbord on trays in the living room with various cheese, fruit, veggies, bread, etc. for a grazing dinner. I think the inspiration partly came from the clean fresh kitchen that I was standing in (thanks to Andrew who I saw cleaning the stove with fresh lemon juice earlier in the day). So let's see where this takes me, and hopefully the children will appreciate it.

On another note--I have been searching for balance, deeply searching. My family has and always will continue to be first priority to me. I would fully surrender any business plans if that is what I was feeling led to, but I don't. So, balance is the key. I think finding balance in every area, will ultimately make my life the most fulfilling.