Ah, I feel like my wheels are spinning, but I’m getting nowhere. Because I can’t seem to form a proper post, I figured I’d just do a big dump of some of the things swirling through my mind right now.
A while back I mentioned that we’re painting the concrete floors in the kids’ rooms. Alex’s (green floor!) came out great, but it was so much work that we’ve been procrastinating over doing the girls. I’m finally starting to put his room back together and I’m thinking about making him a rug room out of this fabric I picked up for my patio furniture this spring, following this tutorial. He’s all for it, along with a chalkboard wall. I think before it's all said and done this armoirewill make its' way in there too.
This past weekend I changed out my dining room chandelier again. I really loved the circles, but that paper blocked out too much light. At one point I experimented with using vellum, which allowed more light, but was kind of boring. I decided to merge the two by printing a light damask design on the circles – just what I was going for! Now I need to come up with a solution to seal the tiny opening in the jump rings because the vellum slips right through them. I find myself picking circles off the floor several times a day. Not cool.
I’ve been sewing quite a bit (well, quite a bit for my life right now). After the supper dishes have been put away and the kids get in the tub, I start on my projects (while ignoring the laundry). I’ve made my fall bag, most of a dress, and I have another bag cut out and dress pattern cut out – I’d like to finish all these projects by the end of the week (ha!).
The tweaks on my fall bag were pretty much immediate. I was going to get it sewn on Tuesday night, but decided to dive into a dress instead. I had the urge and couldn’t resist! Unfortunately I didn’t have any fabric in my stash that would do, so I settled. I got it sewn enough to try it on and adjust the fit, then I went to bed. It’s a very summery dress, which I’m not feeling (despite the 90+ temps outside), so I put it aside.
What I am feeling are jewel tones. Rich colors like sapphire, peacock, cranberry with maybe some chartreuse thrown in. I think I need a few dresses in these tones as transition dresses – things I can wear now in these colors, but are sleeveless or short sleeved that I can layer with cardigans & tights in cooler months. Sounds like a plan, no?
Okay, I can take a deep breath now - we're over the hump...the weekend is almost here!