I guess I should start with an apology for leaving so many days between posts.
And I would love to tell you that I've been suuuuper busy unpacking those suitcases (17 days...), but this is not the case.
My oldest daughter, Venice, just started pre-school this week. I took her to her class and found her hook, hung up her coat and lunch box. I turned around to give her a hug, only to discover her gone and playing. No looking back for that one! I'm happy she went off without making a scene and I deep down knew she'd do better than me, but it didn't stop a little lump in my throat from forming when I walked out. And if little Giselle could talk, she'd probably have asked me to stop squeezing her so hard.
I've also been busy making some decorations for this years annual Garden Party (GP2010). Which is going to be known as the Leaf Pile party if we don't find a date soon that works for us all!
So I made the standard tissue paper pom poms (not shown here), done in white and silver. As well, I just had to try the cupcake liner pom poms from How Does She. They are super cute and easy (minus the glue burns on my finger tips) and will look fabulous once I sparkle them up a bit.
Also, the Eiffel Tower is still a work in progress, but I can't really claim this as on of my many excuses for not posting, as my husband has commandeered this project, something about my past spray paint projects and some issues with my aim?? I thought I was SO careful! You can see he's laid out landscaping fabric on the garage floor. If I had known we had that, we wouldn't be needing to repaint the floor.
On the weekend we went to our friends' triplets first birthday party. It was a blast! Stacey (the mom) did such and amazing job! I don't know how she is able to do everything with the boys and throw a blog worthy party. She is an inspiration.
Hopefully now that we are in a sort of routine, I can get around to posting more random crafts and things. I'm planning on recycling an old wool blanket into a cute wool blanket for Venice, we'll see how that goes... I'm not an avid sewer, and all I know is that it requires some 'extra-wide, double fold bias tape???? The book might as well have said "华文细黑".
Wish me luck.
Also, I'd like to thank you all for your kind comments:) I love getting them!