Thursday, September 27, 2012

an ordinary day

And ordinary day is such a gift - waking up with energy again, grateful to be pain-free, feeling buoyed by our family's rhythms and by my own creative outlets.  Here are some pieces of our day...

a poem for Aria

Enjoying a poem together from Eric Carle's Animals Animals.  "Mother doesn't want a dog.  Mother says they smell..."  Quite true in my case!  Wondering if I should take the little twist at the end as a warning? 

Baking cookies together (and eating them warm!).

butterflies for Faith circle

Making butterflies for the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches, from this tutorial.  Look how Chicopee Black Ladder Dot makes ideal little butterfly bodies!

in rainbows

Feeling like a rainbow.  That's what happens when we have a good morning together.

enjoying today.

Being surprised by this book, Side by Side: 20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids. It's a small collection of projects, but just the right ones.  A book I might actually buy.

feeling inspired

Getting inspired - all three of us - to jump right into new projects.  Liam has chosen this self-portrait craft from Side by Side for our playgroup craft tomorrow.  Off to buy some bird seed! 

Thanks for all your well wishes.  I'm feeling so much better!  I hope this perfectly ordinary day is followed by a deliciously ordinary weekend for all of us.  It's almost here!
 

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I'm glad you had such a lovely day, here's to all days being so ordinarily lovely.

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  2. Adorable butterflies! Maybe those will be my next bee block. I must check out those craft books too. I can't wait to do arts and crafts with my kids. My son (also Liam) is getting old enough to spend more than two minutes painting, but my daughter is still too little. What a great day!

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    1. Have you read "The Creative Family" by Amanda Blake Soule? That's a great place to start with little ones!

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  3. glad you have had such a lovely ordinary day. planning on making cookies in a few minutes as well... i am addicted to no-bakes and it has been at least two days since i have had one. gasp!

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    1. LOL, no bakes do make for quick satisfaction! I've been wanting to make cookies for days, but have had no energy for it. Aria decided to make them today. And she did them mostly by herself. I'm in heaven!

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  4. I have the Sewing School book. I love it!!

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  5. That looks like a lovely lovely day..

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  6. how lovely! Glad you are feeling well

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  7. So glad you are feeling well. We had a day like that yesterday. The Man goes in late on Thursdays and we had a music and dancing filled morning.

    So glad you are feeling better. I think those butterflies may have inspired me for the latest adoption quilt my sister has comissioned (they are adopting a girl this time).

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  8. Sounds like a pretty great day! I do like the Chicopee print for the butterfly centers!

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  9. I like your butterflies. That body fabric is great.

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