I’m really taking my goal about only blogging when I really feel like it very seriously. Nah, really I’ve just been busy. I feel like my life is just a big snowball rolling down a hill, picking up speed, grass, and then eventually a body or two like it does on Willow. Love that Madmartigan. Anyway, I just can’t seem to keep up with anything, or get anything done, and I’m not sure what the problem is. Maybe it’s just having three kids under 4? I’m not sure I can just peg it on one thing, but whatever it is, it translates into me running around in circles all day in a relentless feed/clean cycle that despite my best efforts, only produces a moderately messy house. All that work, and I can’t even break into the clean status! Kind of a bummer, but at least the kids are being fed.
Any sewing that I’ve fit in has been super (shamefully) late-night, and I’m indulging more than I probably should. I know darn well I should take advantage of my productive night hours to actually get important stuff done (like going through my craft stuff!), but instead, I made this shirt. I actually had made it months and months ago, but at the time it wasn’t working out like I’d planned, so I just tossed it in the To-Alter pile, and forgot about it. When I stumbled upon it the other night (just before going through my craft stuff), I immediately scrapped my old vision and started over. This time I was inspired by this blouse I found on Pinterest, and came up with this idea (a loose translation, I know). I used mylar to make some quick stencils and then used my aerosol hairspray as a spray adhesive while stenciling with some fabric dye paints by Delta that apparently they don’t sell anymore (I inherited them from my aunt). It took way longer than going through my crafts would have, but was a cuss of a lot funner.