Party People

Sometimes I feel like preparing for a party, is almost as much fun as having it. Today B and I are hard at work packing up orders and then getting things ready for the party. I hung these white paper flowers and huge oversized paper cranes (about 8 inches wide each) from the ceiling above the table.

Now we have to make a last minute dash to the candy shop to try and find rock candy on sticks. Then to the grocery store to gather all the ingredients for the food! I am going to try my hand at making tiny tea cakes, and for the first time scones. Tea parties are quite exciting!

Here are half of the goodie bags already done. Of course you will notice we do not follow any sort of “gender biases” when it comes to colors. Everyone gets pink, everyone gets blue…because they are both awesome colors regardless of what equipment you might have between your legs.

We had quite the busy weekend. Friday night I took both of the kids to see The Sound Of Music being performed locally, and they were both so good the entire time. I had worried that parts might seem a bit boring for the wee one, but he did so well. The rest of the weekend it was just the youngest one and I, while my older son spent time with aunts + uncles + grandparents, oh my! So we met up with Sean and Amanda for some playground fun, and then out to lunch. Sunday was spent enjoying the warm weather and then dinner out with Tom (you know to the place we love with chewed chips sometimes in the mix!) Dinner was really good though and always nice to end with fried ice cream for dessert.

As for any of you who may have missed out on cabbages/cauliflowers/or cinnamon rolls I am working on another batch. I plan to do another large update on Friday (with more yarn too, since that sold out as well) I’ll try and make the update later in the day this time too to give everyone a chance. I might even have a new plushie to sell as well if I have time to work on them.

The Attic

This is all the yarn I have spun this week. It is sort of funny to look at because the darker yarns were made early in the week, and the yarns got lighter more spring like as the week went on (and the weather warmed up). Today feels just as nice outside as lovely!

This morning Tom and I went up to the attic to do some spring cleaning. All my life I have envied people with attics (not crawl spaces) but full-blown walk up the old creaky stairs/slanted ceilings attics. It seemed so magical, a place to keep old treasure and goodies. So when we found this house we were quite excited about the attic. Of course to our dismay we realized the attic is quite unbearable during the summer or winter. And it only has one lone bulb and four small windows making it almost impossible at night. Actually if its dark out I WILL NOT go up into the attic to get anything, because you have to go up all the steps before reaching the lightbulb, which you then have to find and turn a small knob on its side..spooky stuff! Anyhow, the attic had gotten a little out of hand during the winter. We would run up real quick and try not to freeze while we either looked for something, or stashed something away. So we did spring cleaning this morning and turned the whole attic around (back into that pretty place of wonder) and all before 9am! I even found a small bird’s nest with feathers tucked up in the eaves. (dont worry I didnt disturb it) Oh, and I found a creepy rope tyed around one of the eaves that I had never noticed before. I conforted myself by thinking “oh it was a clothesline”…We would love to renovate the attic, but since we rent there really isn’t a point.

Here is some more of the candy stash for the party this week. I need to hurry and get the goodie bags made up. Oh and on that note, I seriously believe that all parties should have goodie bags. I don’t care if its a grown-up stuffy party, trust me when I say everyone attending would be delighted to leave with a goodie bag! Ours of course is a kid’s party…but still, goodie bags, they are the way to go!


This morning it was so nice out that B helped me dye almost 4 pounds of wool. We used kool-aid only, since he was helping and then hung it all off the back porch railing to dry. It is so nice outside so we kept the door open the entire time we were dying + hanging.

Then we took a trip to get a few grocery items and picked up two new bubble guns, the kind that shoot bubbles when you pull the trigger and the bubbles attach right to them. As soon as my oldest son gets home from school we are going to head over to the park and try out the new bubbles. I heard it was suppose to rain today, so the overcast sunniness is a pleasant surprise.

In the meantime I’m getting everything finished up for tomorrows update.
♥ being able to stay warm with just a sweatshirt on outside
♥ the local parks, i’ll take some photos to show how lovely they are
♥ the movies tonight!