Love these lazy Sundays. We wake up in the morning and head for "church" which to us means something we truly believe in - the bounty of nature and diversity among neighbors. Axel makes his usual market stops - I make mine - and with Ollie tagging along we pass time in the sun just wandering.
Flowers today. $5 worth of happy. Most days that's all it takes.
Had a chance to sew today. Something other than orders. I followed my own advice on the "if you see something you really love but want to make...but it...you won't recreate it without an example." Last week at Sassy Knit Wear in South Minneapolis I bought a pair of "play pants" for Ollie. There aren't enough companies that make kids play clothes. I personally hate wearing jeans in the house...I imagine the kids do as well. Winging the patterns - from $20 worth of fabric I have produced 5 pairs of pants and 2 shirts.
When I asked Axel if he would like me to make him a pair (I had made 3 for Ollie at that point) his eyes completely lit up and he said, "Oh yes. You never make anything for me. I will love them even if they don't turn out. I loved even those dirty rats you gave me for Christmas last year."
Wow. Did I give him dirty rats? Or rather is that what he perceived I gave him (or worse...tells his friends at school that I gave him)? This is a clear sign that I need to be more intentional in making him special things.
He has been talking about the 20-minute-pants I made him all day. He wants to wear them everywhere. I then had to make a shirt to match (which didn't turn out so well but will be fabulous as jammies).
Wearing aforementioned play pants the boys picked the first of our pumpkins. Axel thought they were "all his," Oliver was convinced that they were projectiles and I tried not to yell. Tried.
Hope your Sunday went spectacular. Back to school tomorrow. Darn.
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