Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One for me

Sometimes (especially when you are a mom) you forget to do nice things for yourself. I love to sew and I love having one of a kind handmade stuff. It stands to reason that I should be my best provider of hand made stuff right? Not so much. I pick out fabric that I love, turn it into stuff that someone like me would buy and then...I put it in my etsy shop. Yoink!

I bought this fun Alexander Henry fabric when I visited Florida last year. I have been trying to figure out something "snazzy" to do with it all year. Finally I realized that the perfect recipient of this custom order was ME!! I ordered myself a tunic, I made it and I love it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nice work if you can get it...

Free room and board. Early morning snuggles. Maid and chauffering services. These are the perks of a model here at snazz inc. Your requirements include looking enthusiastic when the camera is pointed at you and negotiating for a higher salary when the blackflies are biting.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lessons from Mom

As I grow more experienced in Mom hood I begin to realize all the gifts my mother gave to me as a child. Not the least of which is how to be a goofball. This is not to say that she is not also a voice of discipline and self control. She is no pushover.

I remember the absolute glee I felt as a child when my strict and serious mom would pull a face or say something silly and decidedly "unmomlike". This reminded me that my mom was more than just a mom. She was a mysterious figure with a completely different face that was sometimes hidden from me. The promise of a momentary slip of the "mom" mask was a secret that I cherished.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!