Sunday, May 3, 2009

May miscellany

The screen porch is officially open! All the furniture is washed off, the floor is mopped, and in the corner the seedlings are experiencing a gradual exposure to the outdoors. I'm discovering a new spot for picture-taking too! Morning coffee with a birdie serenade is lovely and cheerful, and the sun/shade combination is perfect even on the warmest days. Ahhh...

Here are the babygifts with buttons! I wonder why it the addition of the final touch takes me so long. The shell buttons on the booties are basic, but perfect. And the hand-painted wooden buttons on the cache coeur are so sweet. Peace Fleece offers natural cherry buttons and some beautiful painted ones too; I feel good about using materials from such a consciencious company. The baby is expected on Wednesday this week! I'm sure I'll be knitting more baby sweetness once I meet this sweet muse.

I'm flashing back to Easter here for a minute. The teeny tiny teddy bear and bunny were made for inside-the-eggs treats for my kids (I made two of each). The pattern is from Little Cotton Rabbits, a free pattern on her sidebar. They were so fun & quick to make! Both the teenager and the little one loved them, and they even provided in-flight entertainment on the way home. I highly recommend this project.

Ok, time to get outside! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend.


tangled sky studio said...

i'm off to get this sweet pattern ...i'm sure these two will have many adventures in the springtime garden with hana!

Sayu said...

i love my sisters - i can bearly stand it!!!