Thursday, June 30, 2011

Winter holidays week one.

Some friends and I turned this mat of fluffy green into

a mat of fluffy green and blue with other bits; after much rolling it was less fluffy:

After we add a few sheep, a duck or two (some cute little ducklings), a pig,  maybe a horse... we are thinking it will be a good raffle prize for craft group. (Maybe a bridge, some fences...I am getting carried away now).

I also made a cape for my nephew who turned four on Monday...if you ask him he will tell you that he is superman (and can very nearly fly).

Hmm what else did I do? I finished knitting the wee girl's birthday vest; made a bunch of things for the craft group stall in August; covered a stack of books for the parent library (read a few too), made choc chip biscuits with the girls and did not eat them all.

Today the girls and I stayed in our pyjamas until 2:30 in the afternoon. When the wee one went for a sleep (much earlier than 2:30) my big girl read to me and I snoozed in Wilbur's sunny spot; it was lovely ~ the reading, the snoozing and the sunny spot.


W-S Wanderings said...

Well, you certainly do know how to cram a whole lot of goodness into a week! I LOVE that. That playmat is gorgeous, and who *couldn't* (just about)fly with that super-cape on?!

Holiday blessings...

MamaWestWind said...

I love the play mat. I've been wanting to make one. The super cape is awesome too!


Anonymous said...

I remember his daddy wearing a similar cape :)

themother said...

I, too, remember his daddy in his superman outfit. We are a clever bunch of crafty little mothers, aren't we? themother

Mandi said...

that playmate is gorgeous! I'd love to know your secret to getting it so flat mine always seems to bunch up a little!

S said...

Mandi, to get felt lovely and flat you need to 'iron' it. So while it is still wet but you have finished rinsing and fiddling; either find a nice flat a bit of wood or do like we did and slip your hand inside a plastic bag (so your hand glides over the surface) and go through the motions of ironing, smoothing out the wrinkles in your felt with nice even pressure. It is very simple, doesn't take much effort and gives a lovely finish.