I am smiling as I type these words as I now know how to crochet! Basic stuff, small baby steps – but I CAN do it! It has had me confused and confounded for a long time. Thanks to a You Tube video I have mastered the Granny Square. Now there was frustration, unraveling and lots of swear words. And now, I hear the lady’s voice in my head when I crochet “put your yarn around your hook” over and over! I have made quite a few granny squares now, and am currently working on a blanket. Simple, just a never ending granny square –
We have many varying forms of art in our house – from paper based, to wall based, to face based (makeup by brothers!) and the streaming into footwear art.
Not all of it is a good thing. I will never forget last year when Caitlyn was bursting with excitement to show me her art. She dragged me outside and said “ta-dah” pointing to this –
I just love the wonder and delight of children. A view totally untainted by anything! Flowers are wondrous and you can spend all day looking at them! Same as clouds! And the laughter, I wish it could be bottled! I just love hearing my kids laugh. It’s the loveliest sound 🙂
When my kids have a nap, I love that when they wake up they are so happy to see you – I get surrounded by them – all wanting a ‘huggle’ and a kids and with them all saying over and over ‘mummy mummy, hi mummy!’ With the occasional ‘luff you’ in the mix. It’s indescribable how noisy it is and how no matter how crappy a day you are having, this can lift your spirits. And it’s not just Brendan, Emma and Caitlyn that do that! Hayden, bless his beautiful soul, still is so happy to see you when he wakes up, or when he hasn’t seen you. It’s just beautiful, I wonder how long it will last for.
In an effort to try and remember all of this, and little quirks like ‘apple trees’ I am competing Project Life. I have completed week two and am so happy with the simplicity and format. I really don’t realise sometimes how much we fit into a week on this moloney mayhem!!! This week I used a mini kit from Polka Dot Creative and a few little bits from Seafoam from Becky Higgins. The kit was not something I normally would have used – and that is why I really wanted to use it! I think it looks great – and I even used parts of the packaging in my pages!!
I really think this is such a wonderful way to capture our lives. We are all so busy, and I do focus on the things that are not south fun like work so often that I forget what else fills up my day! I also am impressed with the time factor – this page is simple, and that is the aim, so it doesn’t take long. This took about ~40 mins? And most of that was my indecision!!!
I hope to look at each week differently now with Project Life in mind. I know I take enough photos, and I just need to make it all mean more than a picture! I have been looking at other people’s pages and getting so much inspiration! It is amazing how many different takes there are on similar things!
In other news, toilet training is starting – Toilet Training Triplets – TTT!! It’s very novel and I suspect it’s going to take quite a while! Try listening to three giggling toddlers and keep a straight face! They all stripped down nuddy too!!
So stay tuned to how many accidents there are!!
The Moloney’s also have two new pets – we rescued two adult cats from the RSPCA last week. Nelix (6) and Sushi (1) (who was named Suki but kids can’t say it!). They are both adjusting well and are very lovely!!
Moloney Mayhem is so fitting!
Happy Tuesday everyone 🙂
What an eventful day! I finally got my project life goodies – and have been impatiently waiting for them! I couldn’t wait to see the paper and see how seemingly effortless this form of memory keeping is.
I ordered the Amber kit & album, only because it was the only matching set in the store! It is lovely! I do think I will mix it up though and get a few different varieties.
I sat down, feeling overwhelmed and unsure, an used the guide for placement for the title page. Bear in mind I had seen some amazing title pages that are so beautiful and intricate, that I was worried! Instead, I opted for the simplicity this project offers, it’s supposed to be simple, it’s supposed to be achievable every week, it’s made that way – right?!! So here is my basic title page (which I actually love!)
Title page done and dusted I figured I should start. Traditionally there are no real rules, some people do weeks, others do months. I thought I would do an introduction page. On the 9th I took pictures of my family as I had envisaged a title page with us all on it..didn’t end up like that but I still wanted to use the pictures and also capture my enthusiasm for starting project life! So I have used the 6 x 4 in the core kit, and pics of the six of us. Can’t see the love hearts I have done on the kids card stock, but I know it’s there and I totally love it!! I have even used stamps and paper piercing – which is great! So here is the left hand side –
And the right hand side with the kids –
So now to organised photos to get in and complete week one! I have some, but I seem to take a lot more vertical than horizontal photos so will need to get creative at displaying them!
I can really see how beautiful it would be to have an album dedicated to a year! Something for sure that I would love looking back upon – especially as my days seem to be so constantly busy it’s hard to pull the ‘stuff’ out to preserve. PL will totally fix that!
Every year for many years I have wanted to complete the December Daily – it is basically a daily breakdown of the often craziest month of the year. So much happens in December! For December 2012 I have started! Which is amazing! I have actually bought and covered an album, and started on the pages – here is what I have so far….
I am not sure where the idea originated for the December Daily, but there is a large number of people that complete it, and share their pages as they go! I am no where near finished, but I have started, and have done a good 13 pages! There is something wonderful about preserving the seemingly ‘mundane’ or ordinary events. Much of what I do every day is similar, and I love that I have captured some of that in this – in ten years time I know it will be just a mind bending read!! There is also great visual array on Instragram if you are looking 🙂
My daily kit is pretty basic I think in comparison to some. But that is the idea – KISS so that you actually DO it! I ordered mine from Polka Dot Creative a site I kinda stumbled on trying to find something basic for a December Daily…check out the blog as well as there are heaps of ideas for craft of all sorts. I went with the Studio Calico Christmas set and binder. I covered the binder with fabric (with a bit of wadding underneath) and I am really happy with it!
I am absolutely busting to get my Project Life kit – I have ordered it….8 days ago….and am not very patient right now! I really want to start it! I have so many ideas, and am already seeing many people’s first week of Project Life – I guess I could use my stash (for sure I could) but the kit is so much prettier and well, the guess work is taken care of! I have ordered the Amber kit and have visions for the Clementine edition. I just want to get it and start!
I am glad that I am finding and making the time to create a little each day. I think it is going to be stellar year! I have such a stash of goodies that I am keen to start using – I have some kits that have not been opened since I bought them pre-triplets! So much to create! Little steps, little steps.