There is something about the new year or perhaps the fact that I am once again using my planner and keeping my lists (which declutters my brain enough to get stuff done with out spinning my wheels all day) that makes me feel so productive. I have no idea why I work against myself and ever stop doing all of the things that I know make me work better. This year my only intention is to live better, to live more, to do more of what makes us tick and happy. More adventures, more love, more completed projects (can I get an amen?)
I made this Tama for Mateo two months ago, then made buttons and lost them. They have never been found but I am sure they will surface now that I have gone and made 4 new buttons. This morning I actually sewed them on and he is loving it. I made the sleeves wide and the whole thing is quite roomy. This little boy of mine likes comfort and I hope it will fit him for quite a while. It has been bitter cold outside so playing inside is the norm right now…unless we get some snow. Then I know it won’t matter and I won’t be able to keep him or anyone inside.
These cold wintery days off of school no less, have been filled with play (all those new toys from Christmas), working on projects and lots of reading under blankets. We are once again reading all the Brambly Hedge books and one more go around of our Tasha Tudor Christmas books before its time to put them away. This advent calendar is probably Mateo’s favorite since he isn’t a reader yet and he has a great time just making up stories about all the little animals in the drawings. Oh how I love Tasha. Are any of you a fan of hers? What a beautiful life she led.
Also on my list is the epiphany gifts which sit waiting for me to work on them. I can’t wait to show you what I am making for my children this year but first I have to carve out some time here and there to work on them. Erica and I went thrifting yesterday and came home with quite a few finds for projects that I want to work on right now so I have to work against my little bitty attention span and stay on track with finishing these things first.
How are you doing this week? Are these first days of January treating you well?
(happy to be joining the Yarn Along once again over at Small Things and FrontierDreams). Knitting friends are the best.
That sweater looks so cozy. Beautiful work. 🙂
Thank you Ravenna! He loves it
First days of January not too bad, gorgeous photos!
Your house looks amazing!!!!!and so cool that you have a spinning wheel!
Thank you! This is my favorite time of year. I will be sad when it\’s time to take it all down
Your blog is beautiful! And I love your sweater!
What a cute top. I love the shoulder fastenings with buttons. And you made the buttons!! Have you blogged about this. I would love to read how you do that.
Ginny, it\’s actually so easy. I just cut a branch into little rounds. The branch was already dry for a while. Then sanded it smooth with fine sandpaper and then drew where I wanted the holes and drilled with a really thin drill bit. Done
Trisha! We need to talk about your spinning wheels! I have a wheel too, but am a total beginner. I love the color of your boy's sweater, so cute! Well done! ~Love, Kate Talley
Thank you Kate! I\’m so not good at it and one of those wheels needs repairs. I\’m hoping to find time to work on it