Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year, New Blog

I think I had a really fun idea for a sewing blog, but I'm just not sewing enough to post regularly. So I'm re-imagining this blog as a forum for all of my different interests- reading, writing, sewing, thoughts on parenting and education, geekery, and all kinds of other things. It will be something like a journal, I suppose. Ideally it will be funny and maybe even a little helpful to people.

The title isn't going to work, though. Sewing will still be a part of this blog, yes- but not the be all and end all. I've been thinking of Naptime Blues. See, naptime is when I can indulge in all those hobbies... but naptime is also the biggest battle of my day, at home or at work.

So there you are. Happy New Year, folks!

Here's a random picture of the Little Man for you all.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Napkins and Excuses

Gosh, it's hard to keep up with a blog. I think that's what many, many people who try to write blogs discover. And it's harder for me, because I have this disorder... Laziness Syndrome.

It is so a disorder. Look it up.

Okay, it isn't. But with moving and adjusting to full time hours, it feels like I am always tired.

But! I sewed something!

I was reading an article about parents who spend hundreds of dollars to put their children in etiquette classes, because they are not learning manners at home. And of course I thought "That's ridiculous!" But I also thought about manners in our house, and in some convoluted way came to the conclusion that we needed cloth napkins. So I busted out my stash of fat quarters and made some fun napkins for us.

This is such a simple project. I feel silly even posting instructions. Get a fat quarter. Square it off. Hem. Done. It's a great project for splashy fabrics that you can't find a use for and beginning sewists looking for an easy practical project.

Of course, if you were an organized person with a well set up sewing area, you would have ironed these, squared them off with a rotary cutter, and pinned the hems. I did none of these things and I think they turned out just fine.

In other thoughts- I am thinking of changing this into a more general blog, where I would post other things such as parenting comments, Montessori ideas, rants, stuff I'm reading, and so on. I will probably do that soonish.