Thursday, November 8, 2012

Please a Store, Mommy?

I'm not sure if it's the social aspect of being around the public or just general bored-ness with being at home during the day, but lately Kee-ku has been on a mission to visit "a store!" every time we leave the house.  I'm no shop-a-holic (I have yet to see a deal so good I will brave ANY store on Black Friday), but sometimes as a mom you have to figure out compromises.

So right after we drop Little Miss off at school in the morning and Kee-ku starts chanting, "Please a store, Mommy?!" from the back, we battle.  Some days he gets a flat out "no" and we go home.  Some days we have practical errands that need to be run, so we'll hit up the grocery store to knock some stuff off our list.  He doesn't seem to care which store we go to (amazingly, the kid can spend time in 3 different stores and still not want to go home), so sometimes I go to Mommy's happy place (where else, the fabric store) with him and Kiwi in tow.

Generally, he doesn't fuss too much if I linger over an aisle for too long.  Which is how I ended up discovering this book:

All Sewn Up by Chloe Owens
This isn't really a formal book review . . . I definitely paged through it and oohed and ahhed over the lovely projects though (more beautiful fiber art inspiration!)  I guess I'll add this to the ever-growing list of books I want!  To covet is not divine, so if Kee-ku keeps making me go shopping I may need to start wearing blinders whenever we go to the fabric store.  :P

Anyone read any good crafty books lately?  So I can . . . um . . . not covet them with you?

For more crafty/creative/sewing book reviews I've done, check out my Shelfari page.  :)


Brennan's Mom November 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM  

It must be a "thing"... TroubleMaker loves (loves, loves, loves) "the mall"... I'm not a shopper either (fabric stores aside) but my little guy just loves going to the mall! We don't go often (I can count on one hand) but when I mention we need to go to the store, he insists it should be the mall.

Kids, hey!? :)

Skooks November 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM  

BM - Too funny . . . I'm not sure what they get out of it that is so great. I certainly don't buy all of the things he finds amusing (and by all I mean any) . . . sometimes I give him something he finds interesting for a couple of aisles worth of shopping and then tell him that the item in question "needs to go night night now" and we lay it on a shelf and wish it well on its way to dreamland.


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