I spent some time working a new shower curtain for the girls. I know it’s not directly linked to my photography, but given the oh- so-dreary and oh-so-freezing weather we had, I needed an indoor project to keep my hands busy and my mind calm (being cooped indoors all day with Wild Things can do strange things to the inner workings of a mommy mind!)
For our new bathroom, we (we being the little wild women and I) knew that something cheerful and fun was called for. Not to mention, something a little more “big girl” than the rubber duckies. Nothing I found at Target or Walmart was really doing it for me, and despite the girls best efforts, I wasn’t having a hello kitty or dora bathroom. After all, it might be their bathroom, but I have to spend time in there too! Plus, I really didn’t want to buy new towels, so we were hoping to make the aqua work with our new theme.
I found some fabric and decided to just do it myself! Afterall, it couldn’t be that hard right?
Actually, it wasn’t really that hard. It was just time consuming and a wee bit boring, since long straight hems are not my forte when it comes to sewing.
So I rewarded myself between long hems with breaks of fun things; I took some time out to watch the rain with my little man, and enjoy the sound as it bumped the roof.
Also, I took a moment to step outside and see the icicles that were forming on the rocket box. Curiosity didn’t kill this cat, but it nearly got her wet!
Yipes! I hope I have enough indoor projects to keep busy; after Nevada, I am not terribly accustomed to my photography being limited by Mother Nature and her whims. The weather was almost always pleasant enough for an outdoor shoot, unless the winds were kicking up some serious dust storms, so this whole “rainy day” or “ice storm day” for that matter, was a new concept for me! Now I understand why so many outdoor, location photographers only shoot during the summer- Winter schedules are risky business when you are at the whim of Mother Nature.
As for this little sampling from Mother Nature, I will call the downtime a success.
The girls enjoy their new shower curtain and it helped keep away the cabin fever. I may have had to endure three days inside during these Spring Showers, but our indoor shower is just blooming. I can pat myself on the back with a “job well done mommy” and begin hunting for other fun things to do during the downtime Mother Nature provides when there is a down pouring of ice, hail and sleet. Maybe those indoor, homey projects will help make our new house our new home.