Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A space for art...

After smugly getting through the whole of winter without a single cold or flu last week me and the boys were ill. It wasn't bad though, just regular colds. It just meant that the house collapsed under the weight of the mess that piled up. And my tolerance for general child noise level and my ability to deal with demands from aforementioned noisy boys went waaay down...

But we're back in business as a family this week. I'm all over the housework (mostly), my to do list is enviable with the amount of big fat ticks on it and my fun mum level is rising again. Do you guys find that? When things spiral out of control, the next week or so you go super organised or motivated to readdress the balance? The bigger the extreme the bigger the attempt to fix it afterwards. I can guarantee that next week the laundry will laugh at me, the to do list will be lost, and i'll wonder what day it is...again.

It is a regular occurrence for me and I'm starting to accept that I am not and never will be a consistent sort of person. I'm more of a swinging from one extreme to another like Tarzan. So I may as well do my Tarzan call while i'm at it yo!

One thing I was still able to do with a snotty nose and a sore head was artwork. And some of you who follow me on Instagram will know I decorated my office last week. (I forgot to take a proper before picture)

Which meant that I spent all of bank holiday weekend looking like this...
Luckily I didn't need to leave the house much.


I'm so excited to have revamped my office. It was still decorated as a nursery from when Lucas was a baby and the desk was too large and awkward for such a small room. I have a new desk which now makes it a lovely place to sit down and create.

Which I did...


I really like making cards for people...


I made this card for my dad's birthday because he's really into steam punk...

He loved it and it was strangely satisfying to draw...

Speaking of birthdays, it's my birthday tomorrow!

I'm 36, which is weird because in my head I'm still about 23...

And sometimes when I'm in a silly mood I'm probably closer to 8.

x

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Planting seeds...

Still loving the blossom in our garden you guys!

And I also love this moment every year...

Planting our vegetable patch with the boys!!!


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What I learned last week...


The last few weeks have been great. It's spring, we had the Easter holidays and lots of chocolate which hurts my tummy but anyways...

But unusually the children's schools holidays did not line up with Tim's teaching school holidays. I added 'teaching' then, just in case you thought he was a child too. Sometimes it seems that way...

Just kidding...