These might be my favorite hotpads to date. I did list them in the shop, although I'm still thinking of yanking them out and keeping them.
I just love the colors together. I'm on a hunt for duck-egg blue, which is very hard to find - a kind of calm blue-green, a kind of muted aqua? It's hard to describe and find, but if I squint at these hotpads, I see it.
Also, I love the handmade wonkiness in these.
Ben is 7 now and he thinks he had the best birthday ever. Granny and Grandpa took him up to the cabin to meet some cousins for a weekend of fishing and endless (junk) food and paddle-boating and no chores. Then, at home, he had a birthday meal of his choosing that ended with his favorite Banoffee Pie. He was so disgruntled at having to go to school on his actual birthday that he put on his pajamas when he got home, even though I reminded him that Grandpa and Grandma were coming for his birthday dinner. So much for the dignity of dress that I referred to yesterday!
|photos by my husband|
The boy and his daddy read books in a cozy pile on the sofa in the evening. Ben is devouring chapter books at a crazy speed, several a week, sometimes re-reading old favorites until I can get a new batch. Thank goodness we live a block from the big library because I would be loathe to purchase all the books his appetite needs!
This is the vintage bassinet given to us by former neighbors of my parents. My handy mother-in-law made a new flannel lining for it just before Ben was born, and I put together the plain white skirt.
Genevieve and I both agree the bassinet gives us the urge to play dollies. Well, we are waiting for our real little dolly to be born any day now. I thought I was in labor yesterday, but I feel quite normal today. Such is the end of pregnancy sometimes!