It's that time of year when I start to have those melancholy feelings.
Sad that summer is nearing it's end, and sad that my kids are gearing up to go back to school.
it all goes by so fast doesn't it?
I will say that it's probably time,
especially when you have a wild child like mine who comes out
of the house entertaining herself with things like this....
who knew you could have so much fun with a pantyhose footie.
oh man. :) that Fiona's a LIVE one I tell ya!
I will certainly miss walking downtown with them...
and eating ice cream cones everyDAY!!!
my waistline however will be thankful to let go of that one! ;)
But, like most moms out there i am happy to get them back to a schedule, back to a routine, and back to having more time to MYSELF thankyouverymuch.
i love them and all, but it's time to get down to business!!! :)
so even though, yes, I am sad to see summer go, I do love fall, and all of the things that go along with it!
the crisp weather, apple orchards, pumpkins, sweaters, jeans, my favorite cowboy boots, plus working with wools and felt.
I am excited to be working in my new space, and look forward to thinking up my workshops i'll have planned in the future!
this week I got started working on a little project for a collaborative artist book i'm a part of that's in the works....
o.k., I'll admit it looks kind of bad, but it was a project that required weaving with wire, which was kind of tough for me.
it's not finished yet, so don't discount it yet, but we shall see. it's fun to add all of the vintage trinkets to it,
old buttons, and aged pieces, scraps of silk.
I think that in the end, it will look neat when it's hung.
I have also been working hard on the home front....cleaning up closets, and organizing EVERYTHING!!!
can I tell you I have sorted out every little polly pocket shoe, littlest pet shop accessory, along with miniature cakes and teeny tiny doll house stuff to fill up 2 suitcases.
i'm seriously growing hoarders in my house! :)
we will however be ready come fall with everything neat and tidy, so I am happy about that.
I did one thing that made a HUGE difference, which was take off the old pathetic looking 1960's bifold doors from my kids closets.
they were a PAIN in the rear end, and took up space.
I took Fiona's off and hung a curtain rod, and some cute little drapery panels, it makes her room SOOOO much nicer!
because she has this huge honking vintage bed in her room she needs all the space she can get!
so now we don't have those doors protruding into the space.
and was inexpensive to do.
now in Jackson's room, I did it a little differently....
i removed his doors, painted the interior of his closet black, and put his BED in there!
(he'd kill me if he knew I took his picture while he was still sleeping, but my gosh! that kid sleeps till noon! so I really had no choice! ha ha)
again, looking forward to the SCHEDULE! :)
it created a ton more space and made his room feel more like a "tween" type room with his skateboards and trophies on display, because after all he'll be a middleschooler this year *sniff*
more room for all if his stuff on the floor now on the otherside!
(did I mention I need a cleaning lady?)
So that's what's been keeping me busy these last couple of days,
tommorow (saturday) we head up North for 9 days to our most favorite spot on earth.
a place where our kids run wild and free.
a wonderful way to wrap up the summer with friends we've known for 20+years. I certainly can't wait.
I am crossing my fingers for good weather, but seriously I don't even care because i will be near crystal clear water, cocktail in hand, and No schedule whatsoever! whoo-hoo!
so on that note, I will see you in 12 days!