So I know it’s a little late for May but I’m gonna do this post anyways. I want to start a monthly recap post of some of the fun things my family does so hopefully this is the first of many. We started the month of by watching Cameron play the drums at the Harbour board swap with the Jimbonarres. Aleksa had a big month with her first car, first fort and a few new words! (Mama, dada, ball and bee for Brobee). We got in lots of great trips to the aquarium and finished the month off by attending the Holland Festival at El Dorado Park on Memorial weekend. It was a great month and its gonna be a very fun summer!!
Today we had a wonderful morning visiting some friends at craft boutique (I got some FABULOUS earrings from Magnitudes by Sandra Robertson). After that, we headed over to the Harbour Surfboards Board Swap Meet and watched Cameron and friends jam! Aleksa had a great time and I posted a video of her rocking out to daddy’s band (by rocking out I mean both dancing and playing with rocks…hehe).
As far as crafting goes, I’ve finally gotten my etsy shop up and running for some bicycle accessories and I’m trying to add something new in there once a week. I hope to be doing the craft fair thing by the holidays! I’m also fueling my fabric addiction by making fabric flowers for headbands as well as bike basket decorations. I’m having lots of fun! I’m knitting an adorable matinee jacket for my niece’s birthday. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna turn out way to big for her but at least she’ll have something adorable to look forward to
Just finished potting some of the plants that I started sprouting a month ago. I have an herb pot this year with basil, cilantro and oregano as well as a pumpkin and strawberry plant. Excited to see how these do in their pots! Cementland out front is starting to look like it has some signs of life! Yay!!
Yesterday we went to CSA day at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. We have been receiving veggies from them for over a year and it was really nice to visit the farm and see where it all comes from! We hada great day and Aleksa got her first facepainting done (and she saw a pig). Tanaka farms has a great CSA program!!
For Aleksa’s first Christmas I decided to make these cool handprint ornaments. I got thE idea from the blog Hey Jen Renee. The crayola model magic stuff is super easy to use and is very light. I love how the came out and Lex had some fun too!!
Yesterday was Aleksa’s first Thanksgiving so I thought I’d share some photos and a video of our day (also wanted to prove to my family that I DID actually cook a Thanksgiving dinner…hehe).
I’m thankful for such a wonderful family!!
So I decided that I want to make Aleksa a stocking for her first Christmas. And I want it to be a super complicated fair isle design and I want it to have her name knit into it. This was just a thought floating around in my brain until I browsed through the new edition of Interweave’s Knit Gifts Winter 2012 Edition and I saw the Snow Bird Stocking by Kristen Spurkland. I couldn’t believe how beautiful and amazing it was…I had to make it. I’m currently about halfway through and I’m pretty excited about how it’s coming out. I’m hoping to finish it before Wednesday when we are having our family portraits taken so that I can have one of her with it. Hopefully this stocking will be something she has forever!!
One side note: making a fair isle chart for letters is HARD! I did it wrong the first time and wasted a days worth of work! The letters have to be upside down and backwards…ugh. Here’s a link to my project on ravelry: Aleksa’s Stocking.