This week, I’ve been trying to get into our school routine. We’ll officially start Timo’s kindergarten in a couple of weeks, but I’ve been wanting to ease him into working for longer periods of time so we’ve been doing some reading and math workbooks for up to an hour a day. I can tell his brain gets fatigued after about 15 minutes of reading, but he loves doing math since there is so much more coloring involved in his math workbook.
All that is to say that the crafting has been minimal this week. October’s American Patchwork & Quilting featured a quilt that is just beautiful. It is made out of courthouse step blocks in April Cornell’s Poetry fabric. A picture of the quilt can be seen here (click on Rooms with Blooms Kit), but I thought I’d try a smaller version with just 2 fabrics. The first block looked great, I thought:
but when I made the second block, they looked kind of blah together:
So what now? Stop? Or keep going and hold my breath?
Another little project: I always have a hard time coming up with boyish things to make but Artsmith made the cutest little tool belt last month, so I was inspired. Yesterday I took the boys to Home Depot (or Home Deep, as we call it) and for $1.29 each, the boys got some nail aprons that will double as tool belts. They picked some fabric and I sewed it on the front of the pockets. Larry the Cucumber on the left is sporting the before apron. They love dressing up and walking around in these stuffed with all the tools that can fit. This was such a quick project with only a minute or two of seam ripping required at the top of the pocket so that I could sew the fabric across the top.