What's this you say? Another blog post hot on the heels of the last one?? I do seem to be on a bit of a roll, don't I?! I'm not entirely sure how all this is happening, but I seem to be managing to cram an awful lot into my days at the moment. And such good days they are too, yes, we have had such a good day today, me and my Littlies. Chilling out at home, spending some lovely time with our neighbours, in and out of each other's houses and front gardens, chatter and play, tea and biscuits. I live in a very sociable little street you know and am blessed to have some wonderful families living up and down and across. In summer we open our front doors and our children simply come and go between the houses, as do us Mums.
But before 9am (which is the semi-official start of the days Play), me and my little family are home behind closed doors chilling out together. Blankies and cushions in full swing. The Little People take a sofa each, select their blankets of choice and snuggle down for some top notch loafing in front of the TV.
Little B prefers to sit now that he has mastered it, his horizontal days are pretty much a thing of the past now. So sweet, he sits in amongst the other two, joining in with whatever they are up to. He plays continuously, working his little hands and fingers, discovering how to use them. He's been in a very cheery mood today (we finally had a good nights sleep last night, yaaayyy!) and honestly on several occasions I had to stop myself from trying to eat him up, he just seems so scrummy sometimes.
In fact, today Little B has been very content to sit and play with his toys for much longer than is usual, allowing me to miraculously sit in the Big Chair and do a little frenzied hooking. Oh how BLISSfUl it was! How I have missed being able to do this, to seize an inspirational thought and go with it at the drop of a hat. I ran upstairs, grabbed my little box of embroidery threads, a weeny crochet hook and immediately set to making a string of itsy-bitsy granny squares. It was Joyous!!! At one point I was so damn excited, I ran outside to interrupt two of my chatting neighbours to show them what I had made. Look! Just LOOK at my cutesy crochet, aren't these little squares just adORable??!! Of course they were forced to look and admire and I then had to explain that I was actually crocheting a little cardie for my toilet-roll-self to wear, and tell them about the whole TRP (toilet-roll-project), and, oh gawd, they must think I am completely and utterly bonkers. That mad, crazy Attic woman at number 24, what's she like??
Later on in the afternoon when Little B was taking his nap, I rollocked up two flights of stairs, crawled into the dark cupboard under the eaves and heaved out some supplies for the TRP. Baskets of scrap fabric, tins of buttons and ribbons, felt and thread. Heaped it all into a teetering pile then came carefully back down two flights of stairs to set up a Crafting Station on the dining room table. Little Man could not be persuaded to join us today, but Little Lady and I set to work, such fun we had! I would LOVE to show you how far we got, but I'm saving all the pics for a special TRP-Ta-dah. I am so thrilled by this little project, I don't know why, but it has totally captivated me. I couldn't wait to show J when he came home from work, but as with many of the things I do, he kind of indulged me but didn't really get it I don't think. I even showed him his own T-R Self (a work in progress, he has clothes but no face yet, I'm leaving the faces till last) but nope, I couldn't really guage what he thought.
Ahhhh I do so love being a Crafty Creative Type. Makes me sooooooooooooooo happy.
So to end today's ramblings, I thought I'd give you a quick peek out of the Attic window at the hills in the soft evening light :: it suddenly seemed like an age since I showed you my beloved view. Truthfully, I don't get to spend much time in the Attic at the moment as I use our downstairs laptop so that I can juggle my Internetty time with Essential Childcare.
Hope you've all had a wonderful day, I'll see you again soon. You never know, it may even be tomorrow. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx