Friday, 1 February 2013

Needle Books and Embroidery

I have been setting up individual sewing kits for the kids as they are showing an interest in embroidery lately.  To organize their kits, I thought the addition of a needle book would be a great idea.  I have pinned a few cute ones on pinterest.

I had to make two and I used this great tutorial.   The cute fruit fabric was scored from a friend who was doing a major destash of her fabric and craft supplies.  Woo hoo!

Now that they have their own organized sewing kit, they can work on their embroidered tea towels without hassling mom for supplies all the time.  And I don't have to worry about needles poking out of pin cushions and floating loose in their kits.

I predict there will be lots of cat and dog motifs as they are all the rage with the kids right now.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Three Little Bears Bento

Hello Everyone,

It is the first day of October and I can't seem to believe it.   The weather has been exceptionally nice here on the west coast and I am still in a summer frame of mind. Our vegetable garden is still producing and I have strawberries that are ripening in October?!!  

And we have had some black bear excitement over the last couple of weeks with a few sightings in the back lane and front yard.  So... in honour of our neighbourhood bear, let me share with you the girls' school lunches today.   Three little bears onigiri with fruit and veg lunch packed in a stackable bento box.

The bears' faces were made with seaweed and black sesame seeds.  And the rice was shaped using a bear onigiri mould. 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Midsummer Fete

It is time to celebrate outdoors and take part in the local festivals around town.   We absolutely loved attending Midsummers Fete at Colony Farm last year and loved it again this year.

There was a lovely knitting station with cute knitted bees buzzing around the trees, and the trees themselves were adorned with knitted decorations.

My daughter's highlight of the festival was learning both the one and four finger knitting techniques.  I even had a quick lesson with the knitting needles.   How cool is learning how to knit at an outdoor festival on a sunny day!

There was just so much going on at Colony Farm ranging from a tap dancing chickadee, the bee queen, milkmaids, a tea party, hula hoops, scarecrow making, grass weaving, a lively band playing music, a community mandala and much more...

We had lots of fun and look forward to next year's event.  Are there any special festivals in your community that you love to attend?

linky party fun at:  Debbiedoos