30 May 2009
I really haven't done a whole ton of knitting, but this was really easy... I only had to look up a couple of stitches. Such a cute pattern, so glad that some people are so creative, and like to share their creativity with others.
29 May 2009
Arlo had also mentioned that Kara had liked the Buttercup Bag I posted a while ago, so I decided it would be fun to surprise her with one. Here's her bag in a cute green fabric, with brown ric-a-rac, and cute striped pink/green lining. Turned out really cute, and she loved it.
Mom's is a blue toile, with a dark blue lining with roses on it. This one is actually 30% bigger than the original pattern. I thought mom might appreciate it just a little larger.
28 May 2009
Slice of paper cake, filled with chocolate.
And then each teacher got a bag... Sadie's teacher got this one.
This one was for Phebe's teacher. It ended up a little smaller than the one for Sadie's teacher, but the same basic pattern.
And here's the one that Isaac's teacher got. This one was a little different, a little deeper - she has little kids, so we thought she might appreciate this one.
We have really loved all of these teachers, they've all done so well with our kids. It's been a really good year!
27 May 2009
Bacon and eggs for breakfast.
Pita sandwich and chips for lunch.
And pizza for dinner.
And don't forget the dessert... frosted sugar cookies,
and chocolate chunk cookies. Then doing the packaging was almost as much fun...
(obviously you can't tell from this picture, but these were packaged inside a cute "lunch sack").
The finished gift all packaged up and ready to gift.
The birthday girl loved them, and the rest of the birthday guests had fun playing with them... score! So, the food was so fun to make and play with, I made another two rounds (minus the pizza) for a neice and one for Phebe too, for her birthday.
The doughnuts came from a pattern that I found online here. The rest came from my head, after looking at lots of fun food from etsy, or other random places. So fun. Now I want to add to the start of a fun collection. Amazing what you can to with felt!
In case you're interested, here are the directions for the packages... I think they could be used in so many different ways.
Here are the directions for the "lunch sack". I think I actually made it from two 12" x 12" sheets of scrapbook paper, to make it large enough for the pita and chips.
And then here's the box pattern I used for the doughnuts. I think I actually made it a little larger, I think I just increased the dimensions and made it fit a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock. Then I cut the window and taped some clear cellophane over it. Fun, fun!