It seems I can’t avoid setting deadlines for myself. I woke up on February 1st and asked Mike “Do you think it’s doable for me to knit Carys a sweater and Sairshe some socks by Valentine’s Day?” I didn’t add that I also wanted to squeeze in the fingerless gloves for him that had been [...]
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Sairshe has decided that every year she has to make something different for her classmates, nevermind that she’s gone to a different school every year so far so no one would be getting a repeat, and that she as no real recollection of making the heart-shaped crayons that she gave her preschool friends when she [...]
Valentines with the kids was so much fun this year. With the exception of the really pretty orchid plant Mike gave me, none of us bought anything and it was fabulous. Sairshe was so excited to give her seed paper valentines and I hope the other parents appreciated the lack of candy that accompanied it. [...]
Sairshe and I made some handmade seed paper hearts last weekend for her to give to her pre-k classmates. It was so fun and easy and I hope the kids really plant them and grow flowers! Here’s a tutorial to inspire you to make your own paper. It’s the best way to use up what [...]
I love this little dress! Like everything I’ve knit recently, it’s making wasn’t without a near-disaster. It was almost ruined when I put it on the little ungrateful toddler and she had a screaming fit and yanked at it so hard that she totally stretched out the buttonholes and I was afraid for the hand-stitching. [...]
I’ve been a little obsessed with cutting paper designs the last few days. This is not a good activity around my house these days because of a certain tiny person’s ongoing obsession with eating paper. I’ve been trying to scoop up all my little bits of paper before she gets to them, which …