Since I received a sewing machine from Nani for Christmas, I have had the "craft" bug. The truth is, I have always loved arts and crafts. Throughout my years in school, my electives were frequently located in the art department. And outside of school, in my limited free time, I found satisfaction with a variety of arts and crafts. For the last fifteen plus years, I have had very little time for any arts and crafts. But lucky for me, I have recently found a bit of time in my busy schedule to once again indulge, and with a brand new toy from Nani!
In the last month or so, I have created a number of things for Addy and Asher to wear and/or play with. Now, they are convinced that I can make anything in the world with my magical sewing machine and "mommy skills." Both Addy and Asher have started requesting a variety of homemade items, mostly costume pieces or things to wear. As shown in a previous blog entry, my first project was superhero capes. Both kids love them and find joy flying around the house daily. Before long, I decided to enhance my cape skills and completed one for Molly, for her birthday. Molly's cape, however, was more princess-like and fancy, compared to the twins' capes. Much to my satisfaction, she loves it!
Soon after finishing Molly's cape, Addy began requesting a multitude of "farkly" things. She can't pronounce "sp," yet I was able to decipher her requests. She wanted sparkles- sparkly butterfly wings, some vatena (antenna) with lots of sparkles, and pink ballet shoes with farkles all over them. Basically, she wanted anything and everything with lots of sparkles. "Put yots and yots of farkles on dem, Mama," she said. This new phase in her life is dominated by sparkles.
When Asher realized he could request items like Addy did, he began in earnest. He also wanted butterfly wings, as well as antenna. But unlike his sister, Asher also wanted me to make him a bow tie. A little stumped on how to make a bow tie, I turned to the Internet, and found a great tutorial on pinterest. It took only an afternoon to make, and now he wants another one- "green so it matches my undawear," he says. Why that is important to a three year old boy is a mystery to me.
As illustrated by the projects that I have completed thus far, the sewing machine has been a gift not only for myself, but also for the twins. Addy and Asher get so excited when they come up with something they want to me make them, which in turn, motivates me to create it. But the real joy I get from these projects, is when I see their little eyes light up with delight when they see the final products. Their joy is almost palpable. And because I am a Mama who always wants to please her babies, no matter what they ask for, I am going to give my best effort to make it. Look out Martha Stewart, I've got the craft bug!
Welcome to Twinfinite Love. I hope that my periodic entries shed some light on the sometimes chaotic, but always joyful day-to-day shenanigans that come with raising twins. I can assure you, our life is never boring, and I have the blog to prove it.