Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Birthday Redux and Clearing Out

Anna's birthday was wonderful and lots of fun. It was really simple - the way we wanted it. Anna had a GREAT time, we all did. After everyone went home, the house was relatively tidy again, and the children were all tucked in their beds - I had a mini-meltdown. Special days are great, but part of them (a bigger part than I expect most times) really SUCKs without my Mom.

Anna Gifts

Sorry to open so somber; on to good stuff. I finished Anna's birthday socks - one toe has to be reworked as I apparently got carried away and knitted it too long - damn CSI!

Friends, my craftroom is a nightmare. It's perpetual state of cluttered, yet manageable has developed into full blown chaos. So, I'm clearing things out! I've already emptied 3 bins (you know the ones - big rnough for the kids to sit in and pretend it's a boat) of stuff and will be emptying out even more as the week goes on. WooHoo! It feels really good.

I've been reading a book (ok I finished it in a day and a half) Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston; it's enlightening. Now I am not one for metaphysics, but this gal has changed the way I look at and think about how clutter (and mess) affects my life. She's got some great insights and I am enjoying the process.

I am planning now for Make-a-Day October. That's my own little catch phrase. The idea is to make something everyday. To sew, and knit, and scrapbook, and cook, and craft with the kids everyday during the month of October. My goals are to finish up some languishing UFOs and also get lots of gift sewing completed BEFORE the holiday craziness.

I want to do this not only to avoid holiday rush and enjoy making things, but also to use up some of the things I have in my craftroom and see what else I can get rid of, because if I am not using it - I don't want it cluttering my mind and my space.

Looky what Andrea made me!


It's a felted pumpkin; isn't it cute? Sorry for the blurry photo - it's still pretty dark in here and I wanted to post the shot.

I'll keep you posted!



Katey said...

That book was on Lime N Violet, right?

Anyhow, sign me up for some stash swappin!

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Click the link, you know you want to!


lyn said...

Happy Birthday to your baby, and hugs to you in refence to your Mum.

FaeryCrafty said...

Thanks Amy :)