after a week of monochromatism, I found myself drawn to rainbows around the house this weekend:
The beads and crayons came from the same yard sale--a wonderful lady sold me all that and more (including a Marimekko bag, a copy of Knitting Without Tears and some vintage knitting patterns) for the grand sum of $2. Kept us busy all afternoon (and more... oh Elizabeth Zimmerman, I can see you are going to mean trouble). It was our city's official yard sale weekend, but the pickings weren't as good as usual--bad weather kept a lot of sellers inside, I think. But still, I had fun with the hour to wander the neighborhood on my own. The strange little gourd is also from the sale; a local pottery hobbyist had a bunch of beautiful pieces for sale out in her driveway. I do love a good yard sale.
We also spent time on an in-the-works sewing project with Owen; the second photo above gives a little sneak peek. Did you know that 5 1/2 year olds make excellent (supervised) ironers? I do now. You should give it a try. Hope to have a full reveal sometime soon; it's rainy again today and if the mood strikes him maybe we'll get it finished up!