lunedì 5 ottobre 2015

Turn back time

Some year ago there was this song whose title was '' if I could turn back time'', do you remember it ? Well it came back to my mind in the last couple of days because I actually felt like I indeed turned back the time. As many of you might know my children are devided in 'the older group' and the little one. The first four where born in 3 years and 10 months, but my youngest made me wait eight years before coming. So at the moment I have a 15yo, two 13yo, one 11yo and a wee 3yo. As it could sound weird to most of people I miss so much the time when my first children were all happy to create alongside me. I used to spend my days organizing activities and crafty moments to make a happy home life. But as you know children grow ... and mine did it too. They stopped enjoying my ideas because (of course) they wanted to pursue their own, to achieve their goals, to set their own goals. It makes me very proud, but sometimes I feel like my best buddies for my favourite activities tuned me down. But yesterday I proposed to my little one if he wanted to make an autumn tree to hang on the wall complete with painted autumn leaves as the tree just outside our crafty room and he said YES very excited for his first important project, and I couldn't be more happy ! We spent many hours creating and cutting and painting and at some point even one of the sisters joined us. It was an incredible two days of fun and now my mind is already picturing new project and ideas ! Whoohoo !!!!!!! But here some evidence of what we have done ....

 With the fantastic BigShot we cut a lot of leaves of different sizes on a white watercolor paper

Since my little one has the habit to get a bit over excited when he has a lot of color(s) I bought few very cheap glass candle holder and filled them with a couple of spoons of watercolor paint ( so even if he want to finish all of it it's not a problem )

Fun ! While he was painting the leaves I could sit near him working on my drawings or on  my crocheting. When he got tired of painting I wrapped some foil over the little 'jar' and saved the color for later use.

I made a big tree on a piece of cardboard and Milla painted it and helped me to laminate it.

After taking few pictures I took away Gaia's poster about China ( with her permission of course, it is now neatly folded on the shelf )

 And here it is ! The tree in its place, Milla and Jimmy still painitng more leaves together.

 And here the first leaves on the tree !!!!!
( few billions of them are drying on my working table ).

What a wonderful day !!!!!!!!!

giovedì 1 ottobre 2015

The first of the tenth

October !!! Can you believe ? How did that happen ? 2015 is galloping towards its end at light speed. But, I have to say, that this newborn month has brought some peace of mind for me, some very good news for my husband ( and family as well ) and a lot of new projects I want to accomplish. And no, this has not been an especially good day, actually my little one has been grumpy and stubborn most of the day, so my better-than-usual-almost-good mood does not come from a restful day and if you can follow the track of my thoughts this is good, it means that this positiveness is coming from the inside.
So welcome october !

( new projects ! Stay tuned )