Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My little miss has traveled another year around the sun and is now six!
The past couple days have certainly been birthday focused, with a preschool celebration in her honor on Friday, a birthday party of a classmate on Sunday, her real birthday today, and a birthday tea party coming up on Saturday.  I don't have a shy gal, but one who loves people and friends!  She gets me out and about and for that I am thankful.

Here's her little birthday at home.

She woke up to fresh pink roses and a card. Then she got 2 simple gifts:
a rainbow bamboo geometric puzzle and a wicker basket satchel/drawing board.

After a morning with friends, she came home to spend time with mom and dad hearing Vedic tales and stories, then had a special birthday dinner of salad, spinach lasagna (one of her favorites), and chocolate cake with strawberries.

I am continually amazed by her playfulness, love and good fortune.  I know she is going to do great things in this life and I hope to help her along the way. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesdays

I'm taking a leap and hoping to have more frequent posts on Wednesdays.  There's a great group of bloggers who participate in W.I.P  and I thought it would be fun to join the list.

So here's my 1st official W.I.P post!

I've been planning my daughter's 6th birthday party.  It's going to be an afternoon tea for with several of her friends.  Here's a peek at the invitations that we sent out.  Each teapot has its own picture drawn by our little miss.  She did the teapot tracing, some cutting, drawing, all the gluing, putting the stamps on the envelopes etc.  Such confidence comes from being able to do things and she was all smiles.
In the era of all things electronic, it was fun to sit down and make these then mail them.

There are a couple more crafty things planned, but I did want to share one of the items I'm making for the tea table.  Homemade napkin rings/ponytail holders.  How many of you reuse napkin rings for anything else than to hold a napkin?  I took out my stash of felted sweaters and some pink hair elastics and voila!  So pretty!  I hope all the girls will like them.

My current knitting project is a pink ruffled sweater.  It's found on Ravelry here.
Another pink/rose variegated yarn that happens to be organic cotton (Tahki Yarns - Palma).  I found it at our local Waldorf school store, The Juniper Treehouse.  I've only made a doll sweater before, but this looks like it will be quite easy as the whole thing is knitted in the round...no seaming. I'm hoping to have it done by the 1st day of school!

Could someone say the collecting of cats is a work-in-progress?  Well, here's our latest addition.
Maybe we will have a constellation of cats one day.  Our big boy cat is Sunny and this little guy is named Mercury.

Hope you are having a great week!