Alright, alright, maybe ankle-deep by now. Is anyone who’s not me surprised that this is taking longer than I’d expected? I’ve done all the easy stuff, now come those piles that need consideration and planning. The kids and Rainer have left for their soccer games and the dining room table is piled with items for this summer. I want to make lists on index cards for what I’d like to use for each subject. Then I’m all about the drinking tea and knitting before I go walk the dog on this windy, crisp, cool day.
In the meantime, though, I have a few links to share:
Bagalope Tutorial – the name totally makes me giggle because I’m thinking about jackalopes. You take an envelope and turn it into a gift bag. She recomends used envelopes for the added visual interest and thriftiness.
Two things to do with scissors to T shirts to improve them:
*Violà! T shirt becomes halter top
*No sewing needed: Ugly Shirt to Fashion piece in 2 minutes
Paper Flowers – What is it about things constructed with text on them? Love them all. This project shows a wreath, but I can think of a lot of ideas for gift wrapping, weddings, party decorations.
The One Thing Principle – an eloquent and inspiring piece on slowing down and living mindfully with children, specifically for homeschoolers but I believe that this applies to all parents as the season of summer holidays approaches. It’s not just abstract theory or tender inspiration, either; she ends with with 4 practical steps to make it simpler. I love Julie’s blog, and you should, too.