I just realized that another twin mom not only has her regular http://goddessinprogess.com blog, but has a quilting blog along with it. I just spent some time reading about all her different quilting projects and it has totally inspired me to add quilting back into my projects to work on. Right now I am in the process of making a Halloween costume for my little son, Thomas. I just cut out the pattern for the jacket of his pirate costume. I have already made the pants and now I have to sew the jacket, the belt, and the hat. I feel bad that Michael's costume is a costume that I bought from another twin mom, but i will make his hat. I also am not really making Eva Rose's costume. I am using a dress that I got from a family member that won't fit her for long. I'm going to add wings to it and have her be a fairy. If all goes well, I will make her wings, but I may even buy them just to save time. I would love to have made all of their costumes, but I just wanted to have them have costumes since this is the first year that we will actually be trick or treating.
I have some other things that I need to work on, but I really want to start quilting again. I have a bunch of projects that I want to make, but as usual, I just keep adding projects to the list. I am considering attempting my hand at hand sewing some quilts just to make them more portable. It's probably crazy on my part, but I really want to make sure that I have portability with my crafting projects. I have lots of knitting, regular sewing, scrapbooking, card making, and now quilting to do. I love that I can make things for people, especially my own children. I just need to find a way to get more organized so that I have more time to create all these projects that I dream of.
I love going to craft stores like Joann's, Ac Moore, and Michael's. I would love to find other stores to browse around, but I am always so tempted to buy things, especially things I don't need. I really need to start coming up with projects that utilize the supplies I have, so I have more room, don't spend money that I don't have, and just plain use up what I have. Though, if there are good crafting resources that people want to recommend, either via internet, books, magazines, I am always on the lookout for new resources.
I also really want to start being part of a swap. I did a few knitting and crocheting swaps before I had kids, but I haven't done any since before grad school 4 years ago. One of these days I'll get back to swapping!