Thursday, September 29, 2011

Murphy's Law or Something Like It

To keep me humble, God has followed my "my hair looks awesome post" with 4 days of extreme humidity and gloomy rain deluges. Instead of sleek and chic, I am back to "my hair just does it's own thing" only I can't be rescued with an elastic band. The dreariness also explains the following photos, not taken at night. I've been putting together a birthday present for a friend of Tate's down the street. He is awesomely into super heros and I found the perfect fabric at my favorite place, the thrift store, put it with some in-my-stash denim and some cool art supplies and voila!

tote bag

filled with dry erase board and crayons, blank comic books (also found a cool version here)

and a colored pencil roll

Apparently, heading back toward a state of chaos is the norm for all things around here, not just my hair. After just one sewing project, my sewing room looks like a junk room again. Seriously, me and my (only sometimes) creative messes. I have been trying to remedy my natural tendency for disarray, by arranging an "office" space in my living room. So far, so good. Bulletin board for school lunch menu and the kids' schedules. Hanging clip boards for each of our important papers, forms to sign, spelling words of the week, etc. And two flat surfaces for me to inevitably clutter up to the point of what I am starting to think is our "natural state."


Jen said...

Tate's friend will love that! The rain is making me gloomy, so I am really hoping for some sun soon. And, the paper clutter is something I battle daily. Not sure what the solution is, but I'm always searching.

Baby By The Sea said...

Wow, super-mama with your Super Man fabric. What a lucky boy...

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Loving your birthday creations, perfect!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

That is a cool gift! I noticed that 85% of the clutter in my house disappeared about a month ago, hmm, strange...but in any case I love that little desk, Pretty!

Oh, and hairbands, gals best bad hair day friend.