Friday, March 2, 2012

Felt Play Mats

I made all of my kids felt play mats and they ended up being one of the most time consuming projects I have taken on. Just the gluing alone took me about 6 or 7 hours PER MAT!!!!! I told my husband if I was going to ever make these for grandkids, I'd better start now!

But they turned out great and the kids love them, so I guess it was worth it. For my little man's I did more boyish things- a police and fire station, gas station, construction site, a bank for cops and robbers. I even put a lake and an airport so if I can ever find boats or airplane toys they will have a place too.
For my girls, I tried to make theirs geared more towards their Polly's and Littlest Pet Shops. They got malls, beauty salons, carnivals, parks, etc. I even put in some places where their Littlest Pet Shops could live- pastures, forest, and a cave.
And when they want to play together, they can lay them side by side and make an even bigger town.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time Traveling

Do you ever feel like you make a list of all the things you're going to get done in the day and you blink and it's three months later and only the first two things are your list are done? And it's not that your list was unreasonable. It's just the cleaning, the kids, the laundry, the kids, homework, the kids, the cooking, the kids- all of it gets together and plots to make sure your list never gets done.

I feel like I'm time traveling, only everyone else's time is going faster than mine. So what I think just took me nap time to do, was really two weeks to everyone else. I hear other moms list off all the amazing things they got done that day and I just wonder, "Did she really do all that?, cause today I tried super hard and stayed on task and didn't get distracted by pinterest and was motivated and I got a load of laundry in the wash, never put it in the dryer, but it is washed!"

So to those that still read this, if there are any left, I'm sorry that I go months without posting at a time. And I know that I always say I'm going to be better, but my list just keeps getting sabotaged and blogging unfortunately gets lost in time along with so many other things on my list. But if you want to keep checking back, maybe one day, like today, I'll get far enough down my list before my time machine throws me into the future. And thanks for your patience with me.