I need a Pintervention.
I am pinterested in everything these days. Subsequently, I can waste spend hours upon hours browsing through gorgeous, albeit unrealistic dream home ideas, compile a myriad of home decorating must-do's, and add to my already burgeoning lists of crafty/quilty projects that I want to start. This is not good for my UFO's.
If only I had 36-hour days.
Chamaine and I have set up camp in Pinterestland and have been more than busy wiling away our winter afternoons, not just perusing and salivating, but actually tackling said list of fun things we absolutely must do. One day.
Chamaine has three little girls. They keep her super busy, and they keep me super amazed. Amazed at their unsinkable enthusiasm, their never-ending well of energy, and their complete and utter need to respond to anything with an earnest "why?" I love them to death. Hands down. Especially the littlest one who is blissfully oblivious to the fact that I have irrational fears of slobber and boogers, and melts my heart every time she looks around the room just to make sure I'm still there. I'm not going to lie, it makes me feel like a million bucks. And then while I'm lost in thoughts somewhere along the lines of "maybe I could do this someday", she sneezes and shoots a stream of neon green across my arm. It's awesome. Just awesome.
Much of our Pinterest devotion runs towards fun craft projects and holiday-themed decorations that appeal to the toddler set. There are usually multi-colored pom poms involved, and lots of glue. Fortunately, for Chamaine, she's steered clear of the glitter-based projects for now. I look forward to the day her girls enter Kindergarten and learn of this sparkly wonder all on their own. Not only will life be grand, but it'll be shiny too!
We made quite a production of Valentine's Day. For the amusement of the girls, Chamaine strung together these nifty strings of pink, red and white pom poms and hung them from her dining room windows. It was positively loverly.
While Chamaine and the girls were stringing poms and doilies, I hit up the local quilt shop (more on that later) and went to work on some Valentines table runners for both Chamaine and her sister Mesha. I used one charm pack of Deb Strain's Always & Forever, a little yardage, and my resident go-to Little Charmers runner pattern.
With a little bit of yardage to make a few more squares, I was able to get a twofer from the one charm pack. Light pinks and white with red stars, and dark pinks and red with white stars. I couldn't decide which one I liked more. Good thing they're with friends, so I can have visiting rights every February.