I have been feeling a little uninspired lately. With life so manically busy there has been no sewing, crafting or catching up on the creative blogs that I so love. Quite frankly, it can get a girl down. I even found myself painting toilet rolls - alone (the girls quickly ditched me for something a little more exciting) just so I could make something. I finally had a few moments to myself to sit down and wander around the blogosphere and visit a few "old friends" to see if they could help break the spell. All those creative ladies are up to their usual tricks, sharing some great ideas both online and in print! Our copy of The Write Start, written by blogger Jennifer Hallissy, arrived a few weeks ago and just in time. Now that is one inspiring lady. Check out some of these spaces she has created for her little writer here, here and here
Our daughter has entered that exciting new stage of reading and writing. She is never with out a pen and paper writing lists (that's my girl) stories and notes. Although they have yet to resemble any actual words, in amongst the pages and pages and pages and pages... of writing you can see a few familiar words and names starting to appear. One of Jennifer's many writing ideas is to have a pen pal. I love letter writing myself so this was the perfect first project to tackle from our new book. With brand new stationary set in hand Piper wrote, stamped and sent her very first letter. Joy.
Although most of the words in this story I needed to dictate, she knew all the letters herself. Oh how fresh minds learn so quickly.
And then seven more...