I'm really tired. Leah was up all night with a fever and general malaise (although you couldn't have told today), and two+ weeks of single parenting at the beginning of the school year have been taking its toll. Oh, don't forget a week of migraines thrown in...
But: I made things, which is always incredibly satifsying for me. So, without further ado:
A jacket for Leah:
Yup, it's really bright green corduroy. It feels really nice, and the lining is from Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom line which I still adore. I made tons of stuff for Leah from her line, from the crib bumper to her quilt but I don't grow tired of it. I will probably rework the bumper (that we're not using anymore) into a spring jacket for Leah at some point.
Then, some presents for Jacob's fifth birthday:
A car caddy, modeled after Homemade by Jil. I did not have freezer paper, so I didn't do the numbers. I will probably, at some point, remedy that. Jacob loved it which is the most important part.
A pair of pajamas - my first homemade pattern (I simply copied some good fitting pajamas):
(Sorry about the crappy photo quality - it was night, I was tired, is all I can say.)
Oh, and we made this craft on Saturday when it was raining without end - I don't remember where I saw this but it was recently and it's such a simple craft and yet so effective. (Ah! Frugal Family, that's where.)
A paper cut-out of a tree, and the leaves are made from coffee filters painted with water colors. If you think that's complicated, think again: I did this with Leah (the older boys were intrigued but lazy, so they commented our progress and gave good advice but did not actually do anything. Males!)
Not visible in this picture: the mound of fallen leaves at the bottom of the tree.
And tomorrow, the husband comes back. Then it's harvesting apples and making apple juice, harvesting walnuts and drying them, raking leaves, more apples, more leaves...