When I saw the tutorial for a kidlet at JCHandmade, I immediately put it on my to-do list. It did languish there for, um, several months. I'm guessing that by now you might have noticed that I am a procrastinator.
I'm not sure that the kids will suddenly be inspired to pick up after themselves, but it will be useful. After bedtime, when I step on a random toy that has been left out, I will no longer have to put it in a wee pile outside their bedroom door, but can now pop it into the kidlet hanging on the handle. This has the potential to save my marriage (a typical evening around here: I go for a swim. Husband ignores the kids. Kids trash the house. I return. Husband complains that I don't keep the house tidy enough...).
While on the subject of procrastination, I was given this award by 3 lovely bloggers: smoothpebble, the sometimes crafter and infinity more monkeys. Thank you so much ladies. Now I'm supposed to nominate 7 other blogs, but I haven't been keeping track of who has already received it. I haven't had much time to spend on the pc this summer, so I'm usually rushing and playing catch-up. In addition, I'm trying to sort the blogs I read onto a feedreader, but things are a mess, especially as the feedreader keeps not wanting to open pages. So I thought I would link to 7 tutorials that have also been languishing on my to-do list instead:
..........Fabric basket by Orangeflower
..........Smocket by Mayfly
..........Little shopping bag by Oh Fransson
..........Eddie cap by Mushroom Villagers
..........Little boxy pouch by Three Bears
..........Booties by Saartje
..........Bagsket by Foofanagle
You may remember that a few posts ago I mentioned my friend's son, a sweet 4 year old boy who had just finished his chemo. Unfortunately the recent tests show that he now has progressive disease (cancer) in his lungs. The phrase 'my heart sank' comes to mind, although I'm not sure that 'sank' fully describes the feeling of all my hopes and wishes for him being smashed to the floor. Several of you said that you would add him to your thoughts and prayers, so I wanted to keep you updated.
No translation today - the only English words I can think of right now are swear words...
Take care all,