Sunday, November 21, 2010

and he is 5

 This once tiny boy is 5.  We had a very full week with new work and preparations for a celebration.  For sanity's sake ( yes, she flew over the house for a moment last week) I did NOT do the crown, the hobo lunches, the t shirt or a  extravagant cake.  Without intending on having a theme it turned into a circle party.

 Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles,  I was told that is what kids have at their birthdays, not cakes.   I did make hobo gift bags filled with dollar store gifts.  They were simple and fun,  a simple place mat construction with loops on 3 sides and a long rope on the 4th.  Polka-dots were on the outsides of all, in case they take them to ride the rails.

 We made pizza's, ate a ton of veggie sticks and cantaloupe.  The kids ran wild & the adults drank too much coffee, it was a nice party for a Saturday afternoon.  To finish off the birthday weekend we all went to 'Strega Nona the Musical' today, a favorite book.

When I get a moment to reflect on it all I am astounded at this past 5 years, I can't even fathom what is next. 

( felix 2 months old & me  26)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

a musical break

Our good friend Steffan Jonsson from Sweden.  He came this spring to pick up a guitar made by another friend Devin. As always in our home, a safe haven for musicians, a shop party in their honor made for some amazing music.  Here's a taste.  Have a great week.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

tiny acorn hat

Ta Da!!
my first try at a hat,  a teeny tiny hat.  I modified this free pattern on ravelry called swell.  Since my kids arn't surfers I thought an acorn pattern would be cute.  Even though they look more like Chinese lanterns than acorns I'm happy with the result.  And while there's no one in our home to fit this tiny hat I'm sure I can find a little person to give this too before the winds blow. 

Now to cast on for one double this size for my guys. 

acorns again?  we'll see.