Wednesday, November 19, 2014

open house

Fire station driving the fire truck slide slide putting out a fire Little L's turn fire hose hitting the cones happy L fire hose No your eyes are not deceiving you - these photos were taken in October. Somehow or other they fell into the black hole on my computer and I only now came across them. Little L is (has been) in a huge firefighter phase so I had to post them even if it seems a bit ridiculous! My how quickly the weather changes from summer heat (in October!) to the winter snow and ice we are now experiencing in November.

The base firehouse had an open house so of course we had to go check it out. I was actually hoping Little L would get a better understanding of what firefighters do. At that time he thought their hoses shot our fire and that they set things on fire, instead of putting it out. No matter how much I tried to explain it to him, he was adamant that he was right.

The open house was a bit overwhelming for my children and I with so many people and so much noise around but it was worth it. This trip went a thousand times better than our last trip to a firehouse. No nightmares or fears following this one, just happy play and Little L's continued firefighter obsession. Phew! And I am happy to report that after using a real fireman's hose L finally understands what firemen do.

On  related note - Little L keeps insisting each day that a box will appear at our door with this wood fire engine in it for him. I don't foresee that in our budget for quite a long time but I guess a boy can dream, right?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}

The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind. I enjoy seeing what others are working on and keeping calm with, too. What are you creating? What is keeping you going? Snap a picture or two and share it with the rest of us by leaving your link below.

KCCO - candles for Santa Lucia swap <3 KCCO - beeswax angel

I found out about a craft swap for Saint Lucia's day very recently and decided that I needed to join. Do I really have the time for it? No. But Saint Lucia is my patron saint and my son's namesake so I just couldn't resist. I have some wool roving stars and felted candles in the works as well as some beeswax angels.

Apparently I am not storing my beeswax molds properly as they are all cracking and warping. Any advice on preventing this in the future? How do you store yours?

What are you working on?! Happy creating!

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