Well….how is your smiley hunt coming along? Thanks to Leigh for pointing out this really fun Faces in Places blog in my comments. I could spend hours looking at all the super cool smileys that people have found and submitted to that blog. I think this is an especially fun activity if you have kids too!
I’ve had a fun two days here in ThimbleannaLand. Yesterday was CrazyBIL’s birthday. CrazyBIL is crazy about Nutella (being German and all.) In the past, I’ve made him Nutella cakes for his birthday and this year I thought it would be fun to make him some Nutella ice cream. I wasn’t able to be here for his birthday dinner, so I packed up a little ice cream party kit (ice cream, cookies, silicon cupcake liners, spoons, candles and matches) and took it to his office for him and his co-workers to have on a little afternoon birthday break. I really don’t like Nutella, but I thought this ice cream was pretty tasty!
After I dropped the ice cream party off, I drove a few hours to have a sleepover with TheFirstChild and SweetiePie. I had to go see half of my sweeties and take them a Valentine goody. For TheFirstChild (and TheSecondChild too) I made some boxers. I didn’t find any Valentine fabric that I liked this year, so I went with traveling gnomes instead.
Because nothing says love like a gnome and his kangaroo. TheSecondChild got the kangaroo gnome front and center on his boxers — in honor of his semester in Australia a few years ago. And here is SweetiePie, modeling TheFirstChild’s valentine boxers.
There’s even a secret message stitched near the hem. I can’t tell you what it says though, because…well…it’s a secret!
And for SweetiePie, I made a little necklace. After seeing these all over blogland, I couldn’t resist making her a little bauble with my nickname for her on it. My technique needs a LOT of work, but this was really fun to make — I’m seeing many more of these in my future.
I had a GREAT time with the kids, and I hope you’re having a good weekend too. I also hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. And in the famous words of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” To me, that means YOU. Be good to yourself. Treat yourself to a little Valentine goody!
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