Matching Rain Booties

The baby hat was calling out for something to go with it. I didn’t have enough yarn for a baby sweater, but booties fit the bill. I don’t often pay for individual patterns, but this one was so cute, I decided to give it a try. Money well spent!

The pattern is “Baby Goshalosh Boots”. It is available through Ravelry or Etsy.

Color is much better outdoors!

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Late Night Lego

My daughter loved making the polymer clay Legos and made a bunch of little animals. It turned out to be a bit of a science experiment after all as some of the Legos shrunk just enough during baking to not fit onto other Legos or baseplates. Baking them already stacked on another piece seemed to remedy the situation.

She then moved on to making another Lego board-game, this time with a ship wreck theme. There are lots of sea monsters and bad guys to take away your life meter studs. There are also moving pieces on the board to move your guys around. The throne set-up is for the ruler of the underwater world.

Polymer Clay Meets Lego

Hello Lego, this is polymer clay. Wanna be friends?

My daughter was dreaming up new Legos to go with her room…squirrels, hedgehogs, trees, birds, etc. and was lamenting them not being available. Since Legos are made of opaque plastic and thus might handle 250 degrees and since we love polymer clay, the marriage of the two seemed possible. After a test case to see if the plastic would melt or off gas nasty stuff, we moved ahead full steam. 🙂

Nice Weather

The beautiful weather brought all the neighbors outside this weekend! We chatted more with the folks next door and then met 2 more families. The kids made friends with a boy who lives behind us and 2 boys who are down our street. All the kids were from 8-11 in age, so it was pretty cool. The dad of the 2 boys actually went to the same college as J and me and at the same time. It should be a nice spring/ summer in our new house if this was any indication.