Life sure likes knocking you off kilter once in a while, doesn't it?
I was doing so well with my daily blogging, then last week my Nick got sick and wasn't feeling very well all week, so I set everything aside to take care of him.
If you ask him, I baby him too much when he's unwell. I panic, I over react, I stress and worry. He thinks it's funny albeit a little annoying. But I can't help it, my kids are my world and I live for them and their well being. You moms know how it is. If they hurt, you hurt, if they're sick, you're worried. It is what it is.
Anyway, I got busy with him and home life, and so on, and before I knew it the weekend was upon us and now we're back here on Monday.
He IS doing better, and so here I am, back on track and getting right back on the blogging horse.
Last week I did a bit of reorganizing. I've said a few times already that I feel like we moved into this big house and just placed things anywhere and never really got around to decorating.
I've slowly been going through closets, and rooms and different areas and finally doing what I want with them.
One of those that was needing a lot of attention, was the linen closet. My word. It doesn't help that when the kids or the husband need something, they go in there and in order to find what they want, they throw everything else around or bunch it up into little balls. Like who does that???
It wasn't terribly bad, but it was bad enough for me. I couldn't stand to look at it anymore, and why on earth was my sewing machine placed in this closet? Well I asked my husband to put it away for me in the closet. I meant OUR big closet in the bedroom, he apparently thought I meant this one hahah
It's hard to photograph the closet, so I tried to get as much of it as I could. I got everything organized again by what they are. Bottom shelf is bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths, plus I was able to fit some blankets too.
Next shelf up is bedding, sheets and pillow cases, and then curtains and extra bedding that is not used as much. The very top is pretty much extra blankets, and random odds and ends.
I actually went in and added some labels. Granted these are not the right labels for this kind of job and eventually I will redo them, but for now, it will work. I figure this way when they want something, they can at least read and grab from the correct pile.
The house is nowhere near finished or the way I want it to be, but it's certainly getting there.
The weather has been downright insane. One minute it's hot, the next minute it's freezing. One minute there's a wonderful breeze, the next minute the trees are waving back and forth with high winds.
I just wish Texas would figure out what it wants, and stick with it. Annoying!!!
Life is just, life around here. There's a lot of the same day in and day out, like laundry, and cleaning and such. Sometimes I wonder what I'm going to blog about or what I'm going to show you because I feel like I'm not really doing anything super interesting that anyone would care to know.
Either way, I'll always find something to blab on about, even if just to show you my latest creations.
In an attempt to force Spring into my home, I've whipped up a few little flowers for my dry branches.
They sure brighten up the room, and make me smile when I walk by. If Texas is not going to give me Spring and warmth outside, I'll make it myself. :)
This weekend, I worked on another project. My daughter loves dragons and I had been wanting to make a crochet one for quite a while.
Say hello to my Fierce Dragon. I started him on Saturday morning and worked on hi on and off, while watching movies with hubby, in between laundry and cooking etc.
He was such a joy to make. I learned a lot because I'm more of a blankets and doilies and flowers etc kinda crochet gal. I never really ventured into Amigurumi or anything beyond that. But I have been wanting to expand my skills and hoping to make a few pieces here and there for a few months, then maybe right before the holidays, have enough merchandise to sell :)
Look at that chunky tail hahaha I love him, he is just the cutest thing ever.
He even has some fire coming out of his mouth.
My Jasmine is in love with him, she tells me she's going to keep him forever. I sure hope she does and maybe one day passes him on to one of her children :)
I learned a lot through him. I learned that I definitely overstuffed him in some areas, as you can see above by the filling peeking through. I frogged a few pieces, I lost a stitch or two and then had to make some up in some areas. I struggled sewing it all together and making it look neat.
But now that I've made him, I'm also a lot more confident in what I'm doing when it comes to crochet toys.
By the way, I completely forgot to stuff his arms. Like completely forgot LOL I made the arms, then did the fingers (which were a pain in the royal you know what, cause I'm not used to making them) and sewed it all. Only then did I realize that I never stuffed them. They look fine though, but I was thinking "good grief girl, you left them hollow".
Anyway, he is all done, and I'm going to make another one some time this week. I still need to finish off Part 9 of the Mandala Madness though and then Wednesday Part 3 of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL comes out. So much crochet, and so little time.
Well I'm going to go make myself a cup of tea. Check on my boy and see how his schooling is going then watch Dr Phil while I visit you all for the Happy Homemaker Monday.
Hope you're all doing well, hope you had a great weekend and I wish you the best week ahead.
See you tomorrow friends