In other news, spurred on by this post on Ariana's lovely blog, I finally made Iris some bean bags.
I sewed up the little rectangles on my sewing machine (I'm even , shockingly, using my sewing machine regularly now, and it no longer takes me all morning to change the bobbin *faints*) leaving a little opening to be hand-sewn.
Then, when Iris got home from kindergarten, we filled them up together, a messy but fun business. Ahem, they're filled, respectively, with organic dried chickpeas, some mixed beans and soup mix. Ha! I am a terrible house-keeper. I think the soup-mix worked the best (prob coz of the tiny lentils), but they're all just fine for gentle games of catch, balancing on your head and pretending to juggle. At least, that's what I've been doing with them.
We also made a necklace for one of Iris's friends who turned four this week. Iris found the nice limpet shell at the weekend and I have a plentiful collection of beads at my disposal (as you might expect). Unfortunately, Iris told me it broke moments after it was presented. Bumz. That will be because I used a length of pale pink darning wool, next time it'll be embroidery silk. Coincidentally, Ariana has a nice line in pasta necklaces here.
Look, here we are! Beauty and the beast! I'm talking about Iris natch. Crikey, I look tired, I ALWAYS look tired these days. I like Iris's expression here. And now, I will disappear from view again. Two photographs of me in two posts!!
Got some nice vintage to show you, so back tomorrow perhaps!