I know it's been pretty quiet around here lately. I honestly miss being able to post and sew more. I've got a few things to share today though....
Here's a little sneak peek of proof that indeed I have been sewing:
I'll be talking more about what's in that picture next week, so you'll just have to wait. :)
I've also been really into trying to simplify things as much as possible. There were some pretty big life changes last fall. For my whole family. While it was really hard to swallow all of it then (and still is), it seems like gradually those changes are actually working in our favor, bad things turning into good. I've been trying to focus on the good things we have going. This seems really what it's all been about lately:
I also stumbled over a couple of books at our library about intentional living. Turns out one of the authors has a really cool blog, Simple Mom.
1} The Joy of Less by Francine Jay; I just started reading through this one, it's really amazing. Even though I'm only a few chapters in, it seems to really make you understand what the benefits are of simplifying your life. Watching what you bring into your house really made sense to me. I always wondered how we ended up with so much junk, but as I've stepped back (and not made as many trips to Target) I've really been able to keep that from happening. My major crime used to be buying stuff at the dollar spot!
2} Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider ; I've really been enjoying this book so far, it's a lot common sense type things, but I love a couple things especially. She has a ton of natural recipes for household products, they're amazing, probably the kinds of things our grandmother's used to use. I also am really pumped about the 10 day sweep. She guides you through each room and different ways to keep it organized and clean. I think I love that most because I'm pretty easily distracted, so the list really helps.
Lastly (if you're still reading that is), I've got a new pattern coming out soon. Do you want to see some previews of it? I'm hoping to wrap up the majority of the pattern this weekend. Yay!