Yesterday I mentioned that things have been busy around here but I realized that our version of busy may be a bit different than the standard run around doing errands, dropping kids off here and there, making appointments kind of busy. Our busy usually consists of lots of making, cleaning, book reading, lizard chasing, and bird watching. So the word busy to describe our days might not be so accurate.
I am sharing a bit of a mishmash of makings and doings today because it is a pretty accurate representation of our "busy" days.
For years now we have been using cloth to cover gifts.
Here is the makings of a birthday gift stash...
And what was left over once the gifts were opened.
Aside from a bit of recyclable packaging from the gifts themselves and a few envelops the celebration waste is always kept to a minimum. I like that.
Along with birthday celebrations we have been making a cleaner, neater home around here. Cleaning out, making piles in the garage for giveaway, and focusing on the things we really want and will use. So the birthday wrapping fabric went right back into the fabric stash of a much neater studio closet.
This clean out has also resulted in the making of a pile of things to mail away to those folks we know will use these things more than we will.
And lest we not neglect the garden, some more seeds were planted out for the makings of future salads and other yummy right out of the garden dishes.
While we were out in the garden some transplanting was done. A well loved but no longer played with tea pot made a wonderful planter for my girls succulent. A great way for her to hold on to it but make it useful all at the same time.
There has been some sewing but this one hour skirt is taking much longer than an hour to make. After spending three hours tag-teaming it with my mom the night before she left it has been put on hold for now. That bird fabric from yesterdays post will become a finished skirt! Soon! Just not an hour from now.
And finally sushi rolls. While rice is a bit of a cheat for us it is also a great way to avoid turning on the oven and yesterday I did not want to roast that chicken I had planned... so sushi was bumped up to the top of the menu. Yum!
Along the way we have been listening to Nataly, Nanci, Nora, Elizabeth, and Sarah, with a bit of Alicia and The Lumineers thrown into the mix.
This has also been in the background of my days off and on until the kiddos finished it last night. Fascinating!
What have you been making?
What is on your play list?
Please do share!