Ok- last post was April 17!!??
Lots has been happening around here… but here are the main things:
- A turned 5 in July!
- A started Kindergarten in September
- M became a stay-at-home dad (and is rocking it)
- I have been working madly- both at work and at play: crafting wildly hoping to sell a few items in time for Christmas through the etsy shop
We had an awesome summer full of family time, beaches, parks, Winnipeg, Osoyoos- really lovely. Have been enjoying the extended fall here in normally-rainy Vancouver/ Burnaby as well.
We were fortunate enough this past Thanksgiving weekend to enjoy two (TWO) child-free evenings. We worked like crazy people to switch the kids over from the tiny middle bedroom, into the larger third bedroom that was being used as an office/ music studio. Thanks to M, who sacrificed his larger space for a more practical arrangement. Also thanks to R+H for supplying their superb child-minding services.
Love this picture on the right- it’s the book jacket for Symphony City by Amy Martin. Gorgeous book about finding music in even the busiest city. Love how it coordinates with the fabric too! Spray painted the frame. Found the other white slotted drawer at VV months ago and didn’t know what to do with it- spray painted it and cut out card stock for the colour blocks. A stores her little things in here: mini-Blythe dolls, Strawberry Shortcake, etc. Obviously they are being played with at the moment!
The room is so functional now and the kids are making great use of it.
Total cost of this room transformation? $35. Paint and rollers and that’s it! Found orange spray paint in cupboard- I have no idea why I bought this originally, but am sure glad I did! Salvaged an old cork board and recovered it with fabric re-purposed from an old crib bumper pad I had made A. Now there is a place to put all of the art that A brings home from school as well.
Now if C would cut that last damn molar, we’d all be able to sleep through the night again.
PS- It’s good to be back!