“An ideal homemaker is lovely to look at and lovely to be around — she has a wholesome attitude and a pleasing appearance. She has the courage to be happy and strives to live above the grievous faults of moodiness, sulkiness, and complaining. She is gracious and thoughtful and is consequently adored by her family and admired by all who know her.”
The Art of Homemaking by Daryl V. Hoole
My laptop seems to be on it’s last breath. In this journey towards the inevitable, I have learned that batteries can, and do, swell up and run the risk of exploding — when I told my husband that I suspected the bulge in the keyboard was connected to the battery, he was very quick to yank that thing out and deport it from the house.
This doesn’t seem to be my season for electronics. I have yet to buy a decent digital camera, and I’m not feeling inclined to get another laptop any time too soon either.
I’m 90% done with my long-line bra. Unfortunately, I have also discovered that the band is just a smidge too big, which has left me feeling quite disheartened about the project. At the moment I don’t really want to finish it. Instead I’ve started working on crochet again, and I think that I want to focus on working with yarn for the upcoming while. It certainly doesn’t take up as much space.
That’s where I’m at right now. Perhaps I ought to update more, but it seems that my mind is full of other thoughts that I’m not ready to share with the world just yet.
Nearly finished. I’ll give a detailed description of the project when it’s completed, but for now this is what it is.
My finished costume. I decided to put flouncy sleeves on the under dress, but left the rest of it plain (which is different from my original design). I never quite got around to adding the lace on, but I still like the dress without it.
My next project is a hand painted bra. I painted the fabric a base layer of pink, then added some very watered down blue paint on top of it (I was going for a watercolor effect). Painting my own fabric is pretty fun, and I really should do it more often.
Crappy pictures. The lens was probably dirty.
My toddler is going as a rat for Halloween this year. I made her costume out of flannel, using a basic pajama pattern with a hood, ears, and a tail added on. It was pretty quick to make (when I actually worked on it), and turned out absolutely adorable.
My toddler developed a fever last night, so today she’s getting lots of cuddles and care (Mama’s orders). I commented to my husband that our baby is always extra affectionate when she’s sick, and he jokingly replied, “To spread the germs more effectively.” I will probably come down ill as well, but she’s just too cute to not share kisses with.
The day-to-day activities are being interrupted yet again (and just when I thought that I was getting back into the swing), but that’s how life goes. Eventually one day I will blog about the projects that I’ve finished and post lots of photos, but for now I have a little person who needs me more.
Also, only having a crappy camera to use kind of takes the fun out of it.