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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer of Love

I'm sitting on the sofa at 7.30 am. I've finished my coffee, checked my email/twitter/email/facebook and am waiting for my kid to wake up. She never does this. NEVER. EVER.
My girl is the classic early-riser type. We have travelled the world, lived in different timezones and she has always found 6am. If she has a late night (later than her 7.30pm bedtime) Poppet will still wake at 6am.
But today she's having a lie in. I'm tempted to go upstairs and check if she is still breathing (old habits die hard) but I'm sure she'll wake any minute now...

image via pinterest

Meanwhile I can share a little of what we've been up to. The Canadian summer holidays are immense, just like their mountains, trees and moose. We've had almost 10 weeks off from school and I confess that I approached this break with a fair dose of trepidation. 99% of Poppet's buddies are away for the summer or spending time in camp so playdates are very thin on the ground. This means me and my kid have spent 6 weeks together trying not to go crazy. We've been to playgrounds, art galleries, movies and visited the dvd library more times than I care to remember (they have amazing ice cream!). I really thought it would be very difficult to spend so much time together but somehow we've managed to actually enjoy ourselves. Sure, there's been cross moments but nowhere near as many as I expected. It's been nice.

image via pinterest

We have a couple of weeks left to go, and one camp right at the end of it all (a pioneer camp complete with costumes - bonnets - and weaving) and then my girl will start Grade 3. That certainly feels like the end of an era. Grade 3 means she is leaving 'little girl' behind her and inching ever closer to the dreaded tween stage.
I will do my best to approach this phase with anticipation and deny the dread.
Hey, we managed summer holidays ok after all!

Somehow, amongst all of the kid time I've been able to get some work done. Lots of custom orders have been completed and I've re-visited this super cute pattern.
The Pocket Poppets will be available to purchase real soon. You'll be able to buy them individually or in sets and I hope to have lots of Christmas ones on the burn too. Here's a couple of sneaky shots of them.
I'll take some more today of the finished product.

And if you follow my Facebook page you may be aware that I'm offering a 15% off discount in my Etsy store until Friday. Just enter "AUGUST13" at the checkout to snap up an amazing bargain.
Some of these cuties are still available!

Ok. She's awake so I'll go hang with her for a bit. A rare playdate is on offer this afternoon and I just won't know what to do with all that quiet! Who am I kidding, I'm wild with excitement!

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