Monday, July 8, 2013

Just a Little Crazy


(Scene opens with wife sewing madly at her machine. Husband approaches and places one hand on her shoulder.)

Husband: What are you making? Is this another gift?

Wife: No, I thought I'd make travel bags for the girls. I remembered this darling tutorial by Ayumi, and I thought these would be perfect for their snacks and toys to keep them busy on the drive.

Husband: (Moment of stunned silence) I'm sorry...we leave for Arizona the day after tomorrow, you have a million things to pack, company coming over the night before we leave, your sister's family coming over to house sit, everyone has to have a hand sewn gift, and now you're making travel bags for the girls?

Wife looks up at her husband with a sheepish smile.

Husband: Sweetheart...please don't take this the wrong way, but you're insane.


Okay, so maybe he's right. But the bags are done, they hold even more than I'd hoped, and they're so adorable that I can't wait to make more when I get home. So I'm not insane really...just a little crazy.

And to prove it, I'll be spending eight hours driving through the desert in a minivan tomorrow with three little girls under the age of seven. Pray for me...

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37 comments:

  1. How totally special these are! What a superwomen? Yes, you really did a good thing for all of you.

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  2. This is so funny! Sounds like something my husband might say. They turned out great! And I'll be praying for your sanity. Good luck!

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  3. Ha ha! My husband and I have had almost identical conversations in the past. And yes, they are very cute. Good luck with your girls! I am planning to drive across Canada this summer with my mother and two of my children - going to the car stereo store tomorrow to find out about installing a DVD player in the van!!

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  4. They're great! My suggestion though is not to give them all the goodies at once, hold a few back for emergency 'just need to go a little bit further' distraction times. That and take a bottle of bubbles for trip breaks. That way they run around like maniacs chasing the bubbles and if you're lucky when they get back in the car they might just fall asleep for a while! Those tips worked for me on a 21 day driving trip here in Australia when my boys were 4 and 2!
    Have a wonderful trip!

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  5. Not insane, just optimistic! I love these bags, especially the middle one. So cute!

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  6. So cute, I love those penguins!

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  7. What a cute bags! Enjoy your trip.

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  8. lol! Lovely bags. Hope you have a great vacation. Do you have a treat bag filled with hand sewing for yourself??

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  9. At least you've now made something for your own family! All I ever hear from Mr. Sparkles is "When you making something for us?!" Blah blah blah! LOL!

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  10. ADORABLE! I'm going to have to make some of these now (I am loving the drawstring at the opening to ensure nothing escapes!). You're not insane - just incredibly efficient with your time!!

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  11. lol, very nice! I don't think you're crazy at all. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. :)

    Thanks for visiting TheBoredZombie.com and pointing me in your direction. I'll be sure come by from time to time and see what you're working on!

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  12. Oh yeah. I was sewing two contrasting doggie bandanas forty-five minutes before we were supposed to leave for our family's 4th of July party! We've all been there!

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  13. Lol :D That scene replays itself here, too. Have a wonderful trip!!

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  14. I love these, I wasn't going to make any but I love the fabric you used and the use of them. Fantastic!!

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  15. Haha - but, yes, I've done the same. Have a great trip.

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  16. LOL. I think I have had the exact same conversation with my husband in the past. Too funny. But to your defense, those bags turned out adorable! Your girls are going to love them!

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  17. Maybe a little crazy ;-) but the bags are adorable and I love that you have filled them with treats. Your drive should be a breeze because they will be having so much fun with their goodies! Hope you have a good time!

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  18. They turned out wonderfully! I always do the same thing :) But I'm not brave enough to do long car trips with two little ones. I barely make it through the afternoon pick up schedule with two LOL.

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  19. Too funny! He sounds very supportive of your hobby. Enjoy your trip. They are lovely bags

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  20. Heidi! You are NOT insane! Just addicted. lol have a fun fun trip!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  21. Well, if you're insane, you're in good company! Have a great trip. With bags like those, I'm sure your girls will only be singing your praises as you drive. Absolutely no whining!

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  22. You're not crazy, you're dedicated! And that bag is adorable. Travel safe!

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  23. These are fab, my little one would love one, er, maybe in a couple of weeks! :o)

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  24. OMG!!! Love the penguins!!!!! Great job! Have a great trip!

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  25. Oh my goodness these bags are adorable! My children would just love these! Oh to have more hours in the day to make wonderful things for my children! Have a wonderful trip, it sounds like sooooo much fun. :-)

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  27. You used your time very wisely! These are precious!

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  28. Ha ha! Sounds just like something I would do! And I love that tutorial by Ayumi, so good choice! : )

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  29. haha. Been there SO many times! Darling bags and they will get well used!!! Have a fun trip!

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  30. I hope you sit back on the drive and enjoy the time to relax and enjoy.

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  31. Love the bags and don't worry, I'm a little "crazy" too and tend to do the same type of last minute things :)
    Amanda

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  32. Gorgeous bags, love the penguins! Enjoy your trip :-)

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  35. Love your bags! I've an Ayumi's tute beforehand never thought about using them for kids - brilliant! And I see you figure ahold of those penguins.... I never did, yet! Hope Your decompression from July is fab!

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  36. What a great dialogue and even better results from your craziness.

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  37. Us feverish elves. Does it help to know you are not alone? Or maybe your husband should know (and my husband too) that we are just Crafty Moms and we cant help it.

    One of my favorite things when my kids were small were to pack travel bags for long road trips. I'd a few new small toys, snacks that they could eat when they wanted to, coloring supplies, whatever to keep them busy and happy. Worked like a charm. The downfall, I needed to pack a new one for the return trip home.

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