This summer I have been making an extra effort to do MORE with my children. I have always tried to be that mom, the one that plays games and takes my kids to the beach and museums and do all the fun stuff in life. But it does not always work like that when life happens, you know, the laundry, dishes, people wanting to eat...sometimes I think I need at least 24 more hours in my 24 hours!
I sometimes compare myself to what other people are doing. How they HECK do they get so much done and STILL have time to sew and blog and cook those beautiful meals and I bet they do not have four ( or seven) piles of unfolded laundry on their sofa! At this point I convince myself I SUCK!
This summer, I am putting all of those doubts behind me. I don't suck! My family is fed and they have clean clothes even if sometimes they may have to find them on the sofa. I am pretty happy knowing I am raising awesome hunters and gatherers :o) I have been sewing even if I cannot share it all. I am doing what I am able to get done.
Ignoring the laundry, I decided we would tie dye! What is summer without a fun tie dye session!?! What kid would not want to make this hippie fun wearable artwork!!!!???!!!!
The set up was in the basement on an old table wrapped in plastic, lots of paper towels and the mandatory gloves. and yes, my basement is a mess too ;)
The kids did shirts and I had some white fabric that I HAD TO dye!!!! I know you would too!!!!
I had to put up a line to hold all of our fabric art and I am sure my neighbors were thrilled!
The kids have already claimed the fabric I dyed and want me to make it into quilts for them!
The little man has dibs on this one
and Little Miss wants the one that Adam calls the Fireworks fabric.
The shirts I bought for Adam to use are too small so I know we will be doing this again in the next few weeks before the children are back in school and my life goes back to it's somewhat normal schedule.
This summer is FANTASTIC!