So much to tell about... where to start?!
I forgot to turn the page on my calendar, just noticed... .
Must have been distracted a lot since the trees in front of my window looked like that:
One thing that seemed to be more important than turning that page or blogging was my sweet girl's seventh birthday and her first party. I was a bit nervous, naturally, first time and of course you want everybody to have fun, which isn't really plannable (not sure if this word is really existing)... but it turned out, my decision to entertain the children as little as possible and let them do most things on their own worked well and we all had a great time.
Still, I am happy that it's over.
Of course some preparations were necessary. For the hand written invitation（using tea stained, soldering bolt burned cardboard), the decorations (black flag and a bunting, sails for the cakes, skull shaped template for decorating the cake with icing sugar) and for the goody bags that seem to be common these days (skull stenciled totes, personalized notebooks)... Yes, we had a Pirate Party, with an extensive treasure hunt through the woods,to be sure.
Maybe next year I will try an
fashioned-party-games-party to keep things simpler. Definitely worth thinking about. Things have become too complex. Perfect invitations for well planned events. Should all be less perfect.
I was glad when all preparation was finished and did, of course, not bother to take pictures of any of the things I had been making... it was a month of more important things to do. :)
Meanwhile the trees had turned into this:
Isn't it amazing how green it is now?
I LOVE my view.
The important things to do?
For example sewing five night gowns for Dagny because I knew she would be more than happy unwrapping a little suitcase packed with all kinds of cute nighties.
Or finishing my very own Seamless Yoke pullover for having something to wear when getting together with this girl to see Kings Of Convenience and those boys (so cute), too... what a wonderful evening it has been!!!
Pictures of the sweater will be taken soon, promised. It's pretty much a copy of Dagny's third seamless yoke, this here. Now we can have the sweetest outings ever...
Something I must mention in this posting certainly is this.
See the leaves on the cover? Mine :)A little proud and very happy to have been given the opportunity to take part in this lovely book by Kathreen Ricketson.
I am impatiently awaiting the book to take a look and tell you more about it. Until then just head over to whip up and read what Kathreen has been writing about the contributors during this month.I wish you a happy week!