Anyway, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I made this garland of hearts:
Sarahndipities. I chose not to make it in all reds or pinks, because ... well, I'm just not a reds and pinks kind of person. It adds just a good bit of colorful cheer to our otherwise very brown fireplace, don't you think?
I finished it today while B napped, and when he woke up, we hung it up together. He proclaimed it "pwetty hanging-uh."
B fills our house with laughter these days. He has grasped the concept of "joking," and he will say silly, nonsensical things just to crack himself up.
Yesterday, as I was making dinner, I heard N and B laughing in B's room. Then I heard N say, "Go show Mommy," followed by the pitter-patter of small feet flying down the hallway.
Into the kitchen appeared this adorable creature (holding a very large basket):
Against my better judgment, I let him have a Hershey's Kiss before dinner as a reward for his creativity. I mean, really? How could I resist? Plus, I had made a tofu stir-fry, and B loves tofu. I knew he was going to eat a good dinner, and he did.
Here's something else I made recently. I think I've mentioned before that I'm participating in a Handmade Pay-It-Forward gift exchange. I made this pincushion for one of my friends who enjoys sewing.
Cherry Heart. She makes some lovely things, and I was inspired when I saw this on her blog. I think it's supposed to be reminiscent of an African violet.
Here is one more glimpse at my garland.