Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Recap

While I did get a couple of orders over the weekend, giving me tatting to do during our downtime, most of our weekends are now family time. We're not very good at finding things to do that aren't cleaning or shopping, but sometimes we figure something else out.

The weekend started early with a field trip to the pumpkin patch on Friday morning. There were walks, regular errands and the like, but on Sunday, we got creative. I did a little needle felting because the kids wanted me to make them soot sprites. If those aren't familiar to you, you must watch a few Miazaki films. The soot sprites feature in My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. I only made four, but if I can figure out a fun way to display them, I'll probably make more. I also picked up some skull foam shape for the kids since Halloween is already on dramatic clearance at Michaels. Christmas has already thrown up in the store and it makes me a little sad inside especially as there are 10 days left before Halloween even gets here.

We also baked. I know I haven't shared with you how much I don't cook, nor bake, but I just hate cleaning up. Also, I'm lazy and it takes too long with all those steps. I'm still waiting for the replicators from Start Trek so I can tell a computer what to make me and it instantly appears, but I digress. We baked because I found a kit for skeleton gingerbread cookies. The mix it came with wasn't the best, but I now have an awesome cookie cutter that I'm sure I can use with a better recipe. Plus, it's good to bake with the kids so they know that I have the capability to bake and just choose not to and not that I'm just bad at it.

I don't really have any plans for today. While there are still a few piece left in the queue that I probably should make up, I probably won't. There's a mask I made with hand dyed thread and I'm almost out of it, so I'm not even sure i could get a whole mask out of it and there's a fascinator to make and I don't really feel like sewing anything to a base. So, I guess I don't know what I'll get up to today. Hopefully it will be something interesting though.


Caseymini said...

I read your blog all of the time...seldom make comments. I couldn't resist the soot sprites. How about putting some of them in a small birdcage or maybe a jar? Of course, with the jar, you would have to poke holes in the top. They need to breathe....

Madtatter80 said...

Oh what cute soot sprites love them. and of course the cookies best for me to look at pictures of cookies!