Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Purse

Well it seems as though we lost all the pictures we took of this project as we worked on it. We are having technical difficulties and can't recover about 3 months worth of pictures. Don't fret.... I am sure we'll find them @ some point when we are trying to do something else :-)

In the meantime - here's the background - For Christmas Sammy got a sewing machine. She has been doing various little projects here and there, mostly making clothes for her monkey puppet Mr Bush and his wife Mrs Bush. Well she got this GREAT book from the library. It has been very inspirational to her - "in jean u ity" it's all about making stuff from you guessed it, old jeans. She has made three purses that she has given away as birthday gifts to friends. Here is the one she decided to keep, it is the pockets of John's old Levi's.

Spring Break was Broken

This year spring break must have been broken! It was cold, rainy and anything but spring like. Sammy and Maisie have been sick for a few weeks and we still can't really be out and about and around all of our friends. We spent a lot of time laying around the house and doing "projects". Sammy sewed almost everyday. Ben did a lot of drawing and cartooning and Maisie.... well Maisie did a lot of messing up. She played Polly Pocket, Barbie, Dress up, and every board game we had usually before 9:00 every AM. I was thankful to have the same vacation as the kids (yes, I am back to teaching) but we didn't attack it all with the same gusto as usual. We are hoping to end the break with some fun things over the weekend. We'll have to see how it goes. Check us out later in the weekend to see if it happened.