Last week was awful in New England. It was rainy or grey for DAYS! I lost track and had a serious case of the blahs. So I forgot to post. And honestly, I'd rather skip a post than put one up that's less than awesome.
This week, however, is awesome.
With the break in the weather this week, I was inspired to create a toddler boy with a nautical theme. I think it's partly the guilt of not working on my nautical children paper doll set, too. I just haven't been feeling it on that project & I'm hoping that'll turn around.
Lately, I've had lots of stuff going on. Aside from taking care of the kids (in no particular order), I have been: attending genealogy lectures and working on my family history book, creating digital scrapbooks of my kiddos, starting my first new oil painting in 7 years, and developing a summer curriculum for my soon-to-be first grader and my 4 year old. It's been busy and fun and I'm kinda loving it. There are still more things I want to add to the list. I need to do more than create paper dolls & the additional projects are helping me stay motivated.
One of the things I'm puttering with is pattern making and I just love the sailboat/anchor pattern on this set. Because I did this in Illustrator, I had the flexibility to grab the anchor & sailboat from the nautical Santa set and repurpose them here.
Anyway, I hope you're all as excited about this new set as I am. Let me know if you are :)