Taking a slight break from blogging was… educational. I realized that I actually want to write. I’d be excited about something and I’d want to share. I came this close to blogging a few times. Wanna know what stopped me? Pictures. The pictures are always my downfall. I hate posting without at least one. But it’s so much work! Thinking of how to style the picture, taking the time to do it (especially when dealing with a child who doesn’t want her hair done the way you envisioned it), trying to catch the good light (never happens because life), trying to catch all the angles and details… And the editing… And then! Then you realize that you didn’t quite manage to capture your vision. So I didn’t blog because I didn’t feel like taking a picture.
And I had all these grand plans for how I was going to revamp the blog. Prettify it. Update the links. And plans to document some projects. Nope. Didn’t happen. What did I do? I decluttered and reorganized the playroom and sewing/knitting/computer room. I was so proud of my work that I wanted to show it off but that would mean pictures and well… And I went to Mood! I wanted to show you my very reasonable haul but nope. (Seriously, it was quite the trip. Like, the guy who helped me, Joe, couldn’t place my accent. So I said I was from Canada and that satisfied him. He laughed when I asked him to get a fabric bolt out for me. I suppose he heard “oot” rather than “out”. But I said “out”. Maybe I should say “aaaaoooooout” or something…)
But I’m back! Project Run & Play is about to start and I’ve been working on an outfit for the sew along. Theme: 80s cartoons! So. Fun. Kids Clothes Week is coming up soon too but for now, something really really cool. You’ve seen me having some fun with Flip This Pattern, right? Well, there’s something special happening with that in September. It’s up and coming indie designer showcase month (designers with no more than 5 children’s patterns). Lookee.
Cute patterns, right? But look closely. See the 11th? That fun layering shirt? Look at the names under it. I’m right there! I am so very excited to be participating! Not enough exclamation points in the world excited! So stay tuned and don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. It’s a great bundle!