If it seems quiet around here lately, it’s because I really am working on my Spring Tops (can you hear the humming of my machine?) I am hoping to have five new tops to show off and maybe this is a bit ambitious, but yesterday I started dreaming (and drafting) a new tutorial to post too. It will have to be a sew-along (meaning it happens over a few days) but I’m really really hoping it will get off the ground in time. If you’re interested, here’s the one I did last year to launch top week. It’s funny how I look at it now and have about a bajillion things I’d change about it, but lots of you seem to like it, so if you’re happy, I’m happy.
Speaking of changing things, I also just started version two of the Itty Bitty Baby Dress pattern, this one in multiple sizes (which many of you have been asking me for, for YEARS!) and that Buttercup Bag needs a facelift too. You can’t imagine how many things I want to improve about this blog (and my patterns) not to mention the NEW things I want to do.
Which brings me to the other thing I’ve been doing for the past couple weeks, looking for preschools for Elliot. He’s three now, which still seems so little to me. But he talks nonstop and counts (to 12!) and loves to play with other kids and lately has been asking to go to “playschool,” which is what his little TV-character friend Caillou* calls it. I think he’ll really enjoy preschool and it will give me a couple hours more a week to work (do you realize I do all the work here during naps and after bed? It’s hard to squeeze it all in!) while Clementine takes her morning nap. I actually looked into and even visited a daycare too, thinking I’d maybe want to put both of them there a couple mornings a week, but I just can’t do it. It’s too hard for me to think about right now. It’s hard for me either way though: do I try to do it all and go insane, or do I sacrifice time with my kids to work or just let the work go for a few years and hope it will still be there when my kids are older? A conundrum, I tell you.
* a show I can’t be in the same room with, it’s so annoying…but it’s his favorite, what can I do? At least since he watches it while I’m in the shower I can minimize my exposure.
I just read this post (and this one) on Bloom the other day about picking schools, and I know there are tons of conversations online about this. So interesting to me, now that I’m there, and I know some of you are in the middle of this too, and might like to read it.
So tell me, how many of you are still working on your Spring Tops? How many are we going to have this year? I’m really curious. Just two short weeks left!!!