free printable: change what you think

printable: change the way you think || imagine gnats

my lovely girls have been practicing their drawing skills along with Lisa Congdon’s Line Drawing Workshop on Creativebug (affiliate link), and it has been so fun to watch them. they’ve been excited about drawing and they’ve created the. coolest. drawings. i’m officially jealous.

i’m determined to trace all (or maybe most… some?) of their drawings so that i can print them at a large scale for artwork, and in the process i thought it would be fun to make a few printables as well.

printable: change what you think || imagine gnats

this printable is inspired by Kahlin, both by her drawing and by our practices of late. as part of our ongoing battle with appropriate ways to deal with frustration, we’ve been practicing finding ways to look at a situation differently, change your perspective, and our feelings. “if you don’t like something, change it. if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

don’t you love those moments when teaching your children reminds you of an important lesson?

change the way you think printable

when i last gave an update about our struggles with ADHD, things were just coming out of a pretty bad place. i’m happy to report that, since then, the medication has continued to help. we’ve seen less aggressiveness at home, and Kahlin’s teachers have had very positive reports of her behavior at school. thank you so much to all of you who have reached out and shared your stories and offered support. i know we still have a long way to go, but it such a good feeling to have some checks in the “good news” column!!

you can click here to download the landscape printable (shown above) or click here to download the portrait printable (shown at beginning of post). both downloads are letter-size pdfs with 8×10″ formatted images. watercolor textures courtesy of Prettiful Designs.

happy stitching!
xo, rachael

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Rachael Gander

I am a sewist, mom, wife, designer, blogger, and fabric enthusiast. I learned to sew alongside my mom, but lost interest in the craft until my early twenties, and I've spent the last fifteen years making up for lost time! I've experimented with modern quilting, accessories and garment sewing, hand-printed fabric, and textile design, I have found my love in pattern design, and sell my original sewing and embroidery patterns in the imagine gnats shop.

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10 Responses to free printable: change what you think

  1. Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting March 28, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Lovely sentiment! I’ve printed it & will display proudly on my fridge. Hopefully my children will also take notice. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nienke March 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Happy to read things are heading in the right direction in your family! And very cute printables, thanks!

  3. Katy March 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Love this family collaboration :)

  4. rachel March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    This is so, so true. This is pretty much my mantra!

    I’m so happy to hear things are looking up. It’s so hard to see our kids struggle – and so exhausting too. I think, as moms, keeping our own wells as full as we can is so important.

    all the best to you and your family!

    • Rachael Gander March 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

      oh, totally!! and one of the hardest things too. i hope you’re doing well… i’ve been remiss in my blog reading lately :/

  5. nancy of IN March 28, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    I don’t draw well and don’t enjoy. This is fantastic. I have saved to computer. You need to put on FB as it is so good.

  6. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures March 29, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Thank you, Rachel! My aunt is in the hospital and having a pretty rough time. There will be a long recovery. I was looking for a printable that might help her move forward and think about rehab. This is PERFECT! Thanks again! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    • Rachael Gander March 31, 2014 at 9:24 am #

      oh, i’m so sorry to hear that! i wish her strength in recovery XO

  7. Cathy E April 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    I am soooooo behind on my blog reading, forgive me! Very thankful Kahlin (and you!) is making progress. You are one strong mama!!

    • Rachael Gander April 21, 2014 at 10:09 am #

      you and me both! and thank you :) things are definitely on the right track, and that feels like a huge win!! xo

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