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Friday, September 11, 2015

Kisses and Pom Poms

Ever lie around dreaming of little kisses?

I can't help but swoon over these little stitches these days. 

My middle one has a duvet cover that is covered 
in X's and I tell her it's kisses to wrap her up in through the night. 

So although I didn't make these 3 $5 Ikea pillowcase- 
I did stitch, and stitch and stitch the little crosses/ x's...kisses.

And then I stitched more and more and more.

And obviously everyone needs more pom poms!

Kisses and pom pom's. 
Life is good. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Block Party Fun Fun

This year we decided to try something new.

With fellow neighbours we organized the first block party

our neighbourhood has ever had.

Amazingly we had about 200 people come, dance,
play games, make art and climb on a firetruck.

t was pretty amazing to meet so many new faces.
We had a camp sing a long, smores, a scavenger hunt.
And more.

We threw the invite wide and folks came climbing out 
of the woodwork. 

And with the block party behind us,
I can't believe summer is over.

I feel like we were just getting the hang of things. 

School starts next week.

I think that means less ice cream.

No one likes less ice cream.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Merry Happy Rockin' Summer

Hi All!

We've been on a bit of a summer adventure.

We're still making things

In fact, quite a lot of things...

for our upcoming block party.

We're making silly games like 
tic tack toe frisbee

Lot's of sustainable signage

And fun prizes that can be used year after year.

Even Giant Jenga!!

Which may have started as a fun kids
project for the block party...

But I'm not going to lie:
I think it's going to be a fun grown up
drinking game too!

There has also been the usual:
Swimming, popsicles, trips, fun.

Our boulevard garden continues to delight us.

And the local butterflies seem to agree 

I'm headed back to the pom pom sweatshop

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Not Dead Yet

Though come to think of it,
at least then I'd get a nap...

Does it feel like a long stretch of this since last we met?

Well rest assured
things are still happening here

It's summer after all.

There's been garden harvesting

Big girl road trips with friends

that involve Harry Potter on audio book
and barf bags for curvy roads
(Me. I had the barf bag)

Adventures that culminated in surfing=
totally worth it!

Also campfires AND

the point of campfires?

There's also been some blooming...

with graduations from kindergarten 

and the literal kind.

Also mucho swimming.

And don't forget soccer,

endless park time,

There was that time Canada had a birthday.

But mostly...

No actual making.
Just being.
Longing for the making,
but trusting it will come...

Later gater.