Anyway, I did at least finish abi's vest
It is the sort of thing one wears to sweep carpets
It worked very well as one of many layers for our first real play in the garden this year
And here it is (was) again an hour later. I now have an awful lot of twisty branches and twigs and vines all over the lawn, but thats OK because daniel says he is going to weave them into his climbing frame to make a viking dwelling. Awesome.
Today I had to hang around town for a bank appt, so decided to treat Abi and I to coffee in Whitstable's chicest (I suspect that 'chicest' is not good english, but then 'chic' isn't english at all, so it doesn't matter what I do to it really) little coffee place. I even bought a guardian. Only to have a bash at the easy puzzles, you understand. We had a very nice time people watching out of their big window. Behind me, one middle aged man was attempting to convert another middle ages man to Buddhism. It was awfully funny (not buddhsim, just the middle aged crises apparently going on behind me, and the mutual flattering of intellects) and very hard not to look round. Luckily I was consuming croissant and kakuro, so it was OK.
recently I have started to realise that Abi is no longer a baby, but a toddler. In fact she has been pointing this out with little changes in her demeanour. So it occurred to me that I ought perhaps to provide some entertainment slightly more structured than flinging crayons around the room. I have decided to attempt some valentines day crafts. Seeing as there is no big reason to celebrate valentines day in this house, the obvious answer is to make it excessively valentinesy, for the children, and to make each other cards etc. As my ma used to.
Anyway, today we made valentines playdough
Luckily she got bored in time for me to cook it, and was ready to play again when it was cool. her little face when she realised that what we had been making was now magically transformed into ruby red sparkly playdough was a real delight!
This was the best bit. Pouring and kneading lots of glitter. It sort of felt like a waste, and sort of not at all.
It will be a bumble bee slipper. It looks a bit crap at the moment, but I am reasonably confident that it will end up being a pretty cool thing. I wasn't going to post any pics til its done, in case it doesn't work, and because it looks pretty dodgy atm with loose ends, vague short rows, etc. But that would make having a blog pretty pointless. I will share the pattern if it works out.