Sunday, November 11, 2012

let's try this again

Where did the time go?  School started, Thanksgiving and Halloween flew by and now Christmas is right around the corner!  There has been a lot of activity in the Little Papercuts house these past few months, and while none of it is directly work related, a good chunk of it is craft related.  Which in my books is a good thing and a step in the right direction.  First of all I'd like to say a very big thank you to everyone still following this lil ole blog of mine.  I've left her deserted for quite some time, but I'm ready to give her a bit of much needed love and attention.  So where do I begin?

I could ramble on for pages about our summer, reminiscent of essays written upon returning to school about 'How I Spent my Summer Vacation', but I won't.  Our summer was relaxing and filled with very little things to do on our list.  That's it.  The kids were happy to return to school, and believe me, so was I.  You all know me well enough by now to know that work is still on hold.  The miniest papercut is still at home, making messes and getting into more mischief as each day passes.  But I wouldn't miss a second for anything.  I'm really lucky.  I have had the amazing privilege of staying home to watch all of my kids grow up and be hands on.  So work can wait.  It's only until next September, and I'm sure the time will pass quicker than I'd like. 

So what else have we been up to?  I'm happy to say there has been quite a bit of sewing and a whole bunch of paper craft in the works.  Halloween and the mini papercut's 3rd birthday provided me with a HUGE artistic outlet.  Pictures and stories will be following shortly, but for now it feels good to be back.  Dipping my fingers in the creativity pot has put me in the perfect frame of mind to get back to work.  Happy and excited.  Yup, that's about right. Hope you guys are ready for what should be a great year :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

empty pockets

Yikes!  Today I realized that all of my contacts in all of my e-mails have been deleted!  I'm sure I inadvertently did it somehow (darn you iCloud), but now I'm left with empty contact lists.  I had hoped it was just a little bug, but it looks like all of my contacts have been completely wiped from all of my devices...cell phones, laptop and iPad.  Poop.  To anyone who is currently on my e-mail list or has requested to be updated as to my working status, please click on the link in my profile and get in touch with me.  I apologize.  Technology is not my friend :(

Saturday, April 14, 2012

playing catch up

Hi everyone :) Did you miss us? I've missed you all, but am glad to have returned to this little old blog of mine. It's been a really long time since I've blogged about anything! I feel so busy, but also feel like I'm doing nothing (if that makes any sense at all). Is it possible to not have a minute to sit down to relax and catch my thoughts and at the same moment feel like I haven't gotten off the couch all day? Even now, as I try to write to all of you my mini papercut is trying to serve me tea on top of my laptop keyboard :)

So, Little Papercuts artwork is on hold at least for another year. I would like to get back to it earlier than that, but the realist in me knows that with my tiny little terror still in the house any kind of paper artwork will have to wait until she goes to kindergarten (thankfully when she starts, kindergarten will be full day as opposed to half day or alternate days!). However, all crafting has not ceased in our house because that would just be crazy :) I can't wait to show you all what we've been up to, but it'll have to wait for now...the mini is talking to me on a play cell phone and waving something in front of my face. I guess some things never change;)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

we apologize for the interruption + now return you to your regularly scheduled program

You may have noticed our extended absence from the blogosphere. I apologize to those of you whom have emailed or commented and have not received a reply. Things have been 'busy' to say the least. I will get back to everyone as soon as possible :)

When I last blogged I had mentioned I would be possibly returning to my beloved artwork. Unfortunately things didn't progress the way I would have liked and every thing's on hold again for the moment. In all honesty, work is at the very bottom of my list right now. It's funny how having an incredibly hectic and fun filled summer can really put everything into perspective. In just a couple years my miniest papercut will start kindergarten and my eldest will be getting ready to go to high school. I think I need to enjoy them while they still need their mommy :)

But, that doesn't mean their will be NO artwork altogether! We've been doing some fun art projects around the house and we'll definitely be sharing. We love all our followers out there and hope you'll keep on following our crazy life:)

Stay tuned for more of your regularly scheduled program...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

let me catch my breath!

Our house is buzzing with activity now that the kids are home for the summer. We've been so busy that it seems like they've been off for over a month already, it's hard to believe it's only been a couple of weeks! So far we're spending a lot of time outdoors, but we haven't started our park hop yet. I guess I'm not the only one who's a creature of habit in this kids like to go where they know too:) But the Mr. + I have big plans for the next 2 months to keep the kids occupied and interested-a fishing trip, indoor water parks, outdoor amusement parks, a trip to the cottage and possibly even a short road trip too! Hopefully there's enough time to squeeze it all in, and have a bit of time to relax as well.

NOW FOR THE BIG NEWS!! I'm in the early stages of working again. Yippee!!! OK, I'm not going full force yet, but I can see the possibilities and I am elated!! Yes, I have done some artwork:) The mini papercut was somewhat co-operative, but it was still a challenge trying to find time and space to work with her climbing all over the place and trying to stand on all of my beautiful paper. But I'm not complaining! I'm just so happy that I proved to myself that I could do some work again, under time constraints, and still manage my little one who was trying to wreak havoc amidst it all. I'm hopeful that this is just the beginning of more to come :) I think a pat on the back is well deserved!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

park hop

I've decided to try something new with the kids this summer. We try to spend as much time as possible outside, but we always go to the same parks, the same walking trails and the same libraries. But a few weeks ago I came across an article challenging parents to take your kids to a new park everyday, basically getting out of your comfort zone, literally. I thought this would be a great idea since there are an abundance of different parks, and splash pads in our area, but we never really venture out into new territory. I have to admit I'm one of those moms who finds a park and sticks with it. Hey, why fix it if it ain't broke, right? But I think the kids would see it almost like an adventure to go to a new place everyday, and I'm making a conscious effort to make sure that we are spending most of our summer outdoors as opposed to being couped up in the house playing video games.

And to get things rolling, as far as being outside goes, we've managed to make it to the farmer's market and the splash park a few times already. The mini papercuts are out for the summer as of next Wednesday, so let's hope I can get everything mapped out by then! And fingers crossed that the weather co-operates too! :)

{embrace} the camera thursday

You may have noticed a bit of an extended absence from us. No reason really, just catching up on everyday stuff. Plus I don't want to bore everyone with what I bought at the grocery store!! ;) With school coming to an end for the summer and the kids finishing up all their regular school year lessons, we're ready for a REALLY relaxing next few months...hopefully :)

So here we are, the mini and me, getting set to do a little shopping before the big kids are home from school. We haven't embraced the camera in a while, but I hope you've all been participating with Emily :) If you haven't joined in yet, then what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and your munchkins and take some pics together...believe me, they'll love you for it!