Where in the world have the last 11 years gone? Who is this child that comes up to my chin now? I remember when she was the age that Cayden is now. So talkative, smart, beautiful. Just like she is now. She wanted me to curl her hair this morning for her graduation, so I did. When we took the curlers out and fixed her hair, she just took my breath away for a second she was so beautiful and grown-up looking. It was that moment where something chokes you up and you don’t want to say anything or you’ll burst into tears. But I didn’t want want to seem like the over-emotional mom so I held it in and brushed it off.
She did great during the ceremony and is now officially a 6th grader. Wow. There’s so much I could write that I’m worried about when in comes to middle school, but I won’t start to go into that now. I just hope she has a good few years in middle school and that they aren’t too tough on us all!
While I was looking through the Pinterest website the other week, I saw a tutorial for some sewn baskets that I wanted to make. I could spend (and have spent) hours on Pinterest.com. It’s so addicting. I feel like like a kid in a candy store that doesn’t know which candy to choose…there are so many crafts and ideas on there that get my brain spinning. Then I try to start all these different projects and then never finish them and then get irritated because I’ve overwhelmed myself with things I didn’t have time to do in the first place. Anyway, here is the tutorial that I found (and the rest of the website is awesome, too):
Here are how mine have turned out:
My sewn stash baskets!
I love them! I’ve already made some to hold all my lotion bottles in my bathroom, these hold some of my yarn, Cayden has some to match her room, and Ethan now has 1 for his room. They hold a lot of stuff and super easy to make – they took all of about 10 minutes to make. That’s my kind of project!