Thursday, 5 July 2012
Fake Smock Dress Progress
S went on a class trip to Canada's Wonderland (an amusement park) before school let out for the summer. He wanted to bring something home for N as a surprise, because he's awesome like that. This dragon head was his pick. You see, I would have looked at it and this is what would have gone through my head:
"N would really like that. How long will he use it? Does he NEED it? No. Will he get enough use out of it to make it worth the cost? Where on earth will he keep it? What will he do with it when he's done with it?" And then I would have left it there.
S looked at it and thought: "N would LOVE that". So he bought it. And N does indeed love it. I guess that's what makes brothers so awesome.
Now, N was in bed when S brought it home. And the next morning, 5 minutes after he had it, they noticed a seam coming apart. He brought it home on June 14th, and I finally fixed it last night. Finally! Now my questions is...why, oh why, can't things be made with a little care so as not to disappoint a child?
On the crafting front...I have finally made some progress on my "fake smock" dress. The first part of the dress "how to" can be found here.
On the reading front...I am reading "The FARM Chicks in the Kitchen" which has recipes, stories, and crafts all mixed together. I kind of like it for just reading with breakfast and lunch and the like. I have bookmarked a few recipes to try (one being an apple puff pancake).
I am also reading "The boy who loved Anne Frank". It is a fiction about what Peter's life could have been like had he survived (apparently, they have records of everyone in the house except Peter). I'm not very far into it, but so far, I think it will be fantastic.
And now the link ups:
Needle and thREAD over at In the Heart of my Home
Stash Bash at Crunchy Catholic Momma
Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia on Friday, obviously.