Sunday, March 21, 2010

Creativity Wins

And it usually does, thank goodness.

In this case it was the battle between what I should be doing and what I really wanted to do.

I have quite the deadline coming up at work next week. One that has been on the calendar for an ENTIRE YEAR. Talk about a buildup of stress. No gory details here, but if you really want to know....click here.

So in case you haven't noticed (hey mom and dad), I haven't posted anything creative lately. I've restrained myself from sewing or funituring as my deadline has been screaming at me to GET IT DONE ALREADY.

And my head is swimming. So I decided that I needed to take a little break and work on a few things for Easter. For the first time, I did not make the kid's new smocked Easter outfits.

If I had a photo of a knife through my heart, I would have inserted it here.

But...I planned a coordinating set of outfits, because...well, because it's Easter and if you're going to match your kids' outfits, this is the time to do it.

I ordered a little necktie pattern and made two little neckties for my Wilson and my Henry out of Anna Jane's dress fabric.

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It was so great and so cute and so quick that I made two more for them to wear to church today.

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My description of Wilson and his untucked look is not unlike a young frat boy showing up for his volunteer duties after a rough night. Dave preferred a comparison to a Chris Farley character. Either one, loveable in his own way.

And when you consider that they (not me, they) all slept like this last night:

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it's a wonder he doesn't look any rougher than he does.

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Anna Jane would not ever understand if she wasn't included in our picture making time so here is her "running" pose:

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I kid you not. She was standing still and said "Take this picture of me running." I see a career in catalog modeling coming our way.

And what I really wanted to work on, before I got distracted by little guy neckties, I did not get to finish. But here is a sneak peek:

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I can't wait until next week so that the sewing will always win. Until something else comes up...

7 comments:

  1. Molly is so excited about her sneak peak!!!! I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like!!!!

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  2. Creativity always wins! I'll remember Anna Jane next time I need a model...

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  3. hey, Katie! And to think I couldn't get you anywhere near a needle and thread growing up!! Love, mom

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  4. Hey I am so proud of you for doing national boards! It such a huge undertaking, but you (and your teaching) are definitely worth it. I feel your pain on the non smocked outfits, I had to go store bought the year I had surgery! can't wait to see what you are cooking up now... Also.. did you get one of those machines that embroiders?

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  5. I absolutely love the neckties !! Can't wait to see the finished projects for everyone else :)

    Teresa

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  6. Those are amazing!! Love them Katherine :) The fabric is fabulous!!

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  7. Isn't that the easiest, funnest pattern ever?! Your boys are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I have to admit, I don't need Easter as an excuse to coordinate my kids. lol

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