I found a pretty nifty blog; Blarter Blog. It's blog and barter all mixed up! I'm on the verge of doing a major purge in my sewing space so the wiley Universerse convieniently presented me the perfect venue to display my wares (is that being self-centred?I can't tell anymore). I just emailed the host my offering last night so I'm not sure how long it will take for it to be posted. If you're interested in the meantime I'm requesting some vintage fabric sheets, Ottobre magazines, or Japanese sewing books in exchange for this teepee pattern.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with the teepee pattern it's just that I'm too busy with other sewing projects, gardening and, well, we have two teepees out back right now so we're a little teepeed out I guess.
We've had a glorious weekend working in the garden. Talk about the ulitmate classroom! Edie got over her reluctance to pick up worms, Kale learned chickens like to eat kale the vegetable but not Kale the boy, and Craig and I embraced a lot of team building skills including putting a smile in your voice when talking to each other. I learned that trick directing on-hold commercials back in my suit days.
The kids were helping out very sweetly for a surprisingly long time but after a while Kale was showing signs of believing the garden bed we were building was the beginning of a brand new sandbox for him and Edie. Poor little guy was so dissappointed. He's quickly outgrowing his little plastic turtle sandbox.
And then a fabulous idea landed in my head. When this happens I hear this loud gong go off in between my ears. GONG! Let's build a sandbox for the kids in the big teepee! That way they can stay happily playing while I can keep a gong ear out for their happiness factor. When the sun starts to get spicey I can clothespin a sheet to the side of the teepee to keep my marshmallow-skinned ones safe from getting too toasted. And the way Craig and I work together now with our new found relationship tool box it'll even be a romantic endevour! Bonus gong.