December went by in quite a whirl. Christmas was a very lovely time and we greatly enjoyed the magic of the holidays. I worked very hard to get caught up and there was actually a few hours on Dec 30th when I was completely caught up with my bow ties orders and my house was clean! It really was a miracle.
We spent almost all of Christmas week playing with our new set of wooden blocks and train track expansion packs from IKEA. I'm finally learning that if I make up a train track wide enough for both of my boys to lay inside, they tend to get along great and play trains for a long time. I just love these classic wooden toys.
One of the handmade christmas gifts this year was this funny robot towel robe that I made for Deacon. He's always very particular about his towel not falling off after his baths and this solves all of his problems. But I agree that it's pretty funny looking! When I showed it to Andy, he just laughed and said it was cool, but one of the most ridiculous things he's ever seen! I felt vindicated when Deacon wanted to wear it for about 24 hours straight the first time he go to use it.
I just used an old towel and some robot fabric I had for the appliques. You can find the extremely simple tutorial HERE. I think we'll get some good use out of it this summer at the pool too.
I've been thinking about this poor little blog and my lack of attention to it over the past few months. I have plans for so many blog posts to write over the next few weeks. I have lots of new bow ties to share too. I'm planning to have my online Store ready for spring by the beginning of February. You're going to really love all of the beautiful madras and seersuckers I have for summer. Join the MAILING LIST for an e-mail reminder when the store is updated, and if you have any ideas for what you would like to see in my online store for the spring, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.