Tuesday, June 21, 2016

quiet. but of course not.

Shhh it's so quiet isn't it? I mean over here. So quiet...I've been m.i.a. Sooo quiet.

Okay, it's quiet here, but not really because, in real life, it's been busier than it's ever been. Things with the house - like general upkeep, some gardening stuff, a new garage is happening, the kids and school and sports and meetings and therapy and well, life in general. 

So. I haven't been sewing much at all lately. And now, school is almost out for summer holidays. Which means the kids are home all day. every day. and busy days (with many rules) will be in full swing. But today? Well...

This morning Ozzie had his dominant hand casted in preparation for the constraint camp* he will attend in August. We found out there will be a lot of the same kids as last year which I think eased Ozzie's nerves. Together with one of the occupational therapist camp leaders, the three of us discussed and set some goals that we hope the constraint camp will help him to achieve. As we left, I could tell the dread had left, he didn't say one bad thing about the camp or about having to go back to school. 

I've noticed a lot lately, in various meetings regarding Ozzie is that his input is invaluable. He wants to be big, make decisions and be as independent as (safely) possible. With our guidance and his strength and perseverance, he'll get there, it may just take a little bit longer. 

So.
Ice cream cone.



*Constraint camp: casting the "good" hand to work on improving the function of the weaker, less used hand.

















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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

january 2016.

happy new year folks!!

the last few months of 2015 I was pretty busy between different craft shows, coming up with new stock and doing custom orders. now that the holidays have passed and the gifts have been given, i'm excited to share what I have been up to: felt food is always a staple, especially the donuts! moose and deer heads were well received. 2 custom orders for pillows, the images were created from children's drawings! a lovely quilt for a new baby boy, Elliott. some lovely hand sewn ornaments for the kids' teachers. and of course, the hilarious hot dog for a boy who digs moustaches and ketchup. 

cheers to 2016 - can't wait to get back into my sewing room and see what I come up with this year. follow along on instagram.com/milesandozzie or on facebook