I know I alluded to this last week, but things are beyond busy around these parts. I am sure they are in your homes too. The end of school is so close (but not close enough) so it’s just been running around like crazy. This week we have 6 evening events in 5 nights—and I haven’t peeked at the calendar next week. I can only handle so much….
On top of that there are some big blog things going on behind the scenes (with some major deadlines to boot) so I certainly feel like I am swimming upstream for the next couple of weeks. We will share soon and it’s not like they are momentous things….but they all just take a lot of time. And time is one thing I don’t have much of right now.
(And I sincerely thought that as my kids got older things were supposed to get easier….ha! I know you moms with kids older than mine are saying to the computer, “Just you wait….just you wait.” Ah!!!! I don’t know if I want to know….)
So, if things are a bit quieter here on Simple Simon, you will have to forgive us. We do have some great things coming and some free patterns and wonderful tutorials, but we just need a few hours to edit pictures and tutorials and get them up here.
Onto today’s real topic…..
I do have a quick and easy project to share today. liZ gave me a “One Line a Day Journal” a year or two ago for my birthday and I love it. I am not much of a long journal-er, so it is absolutely perfect for me. But, I keep losing my page….so the extra-easy fabric bookmark is now saving it for me.
I basically made it like a fabric cuff, just two pieces of fabric that I measured to go 3/4 the way around the book.
I added a hair band in between the layers, stitched around it leaving a hole to turn. Then, flip, top stitch, add a button and you are done! 15 minutes….tops! I should have made some more for teacher appreciation…anyone who reads would love one.
And here it is in my journal….
How do you get through stressful weeks? Bubble baths, chocolate, a good cry?
Me…all of the above.