We made it back safely to the USA, and into the waiting arms of our children- well, not quite. I’m pretty sure the kids wouldn’t have minded if we’d been gone longer. They got treated exquisitely by grandma and grandpa- to put it lightly. All of their favorite home baked treats on request, card games every night, not 1 but 2 trips to McDonalds for C- the 4 year old. It’s kind of funny how one little persons idea of paradise can be another persons (his mother) idea of disgusting hell. Grandma was kind enough to oblige him. A huge thank you to Jan and Owen for filling in as parental units, and doing such a bang ’em up job!
Anyway, here is some cool wool felt animals I came across in Barcelona. This gals shop is in the neighborhood of the Picasso Museum, I was so happy to have stumbled upon it. All of her amazing felt goods are displayed in the front of the shop, she makes everything right there in the back- you can watch her a work. I believe her name is Mariela Marabi, her store is called Almacen Marabi, you can see more of her wares on her blog.
I also love this chick’s stuff, her website is cute- I got some of her hair clipys.
What is it about felt food that is so stinkin’ hilarious?
Take a look at this flickr group with felt foods, it’s inspiring on so many levels. I didn’t make this felt cake pinktoque did. (Actually, I made a real cake this weekend- chocolate with dark chocolate butter cream frosting… yummy).
Although… I would like to try my hand at felt food soon, and trick visiting neighbor kids. I have some candles that look like cupcakes in my kitchen. Every now and again a new small friend will come over and all of the sudden relate how hungry they are or just try and take a bite when no one is looking. Hey, what can I say?- I would probably have done the same as a child and… perhaps even now.
1. Felt gerber daisies- I’ve been making these daisies for the Beehive Bazaar all week, I really like the way they are turning out, especially in a photograph upside down and all lined up next to each other.
2. Making me smile and laugh out loud (albeit nervously) this week and not to be missed, stuff white people like.
3. Busy vs. Productive
Busy-ness is impressive. It puts you in the heat of the action. It gives you an elevated sense of importance. You’re always late for social engagements, barely have enough time for family get-togethers, and hardly get a moment’s sleep. […] Of course, it’s all just an illusion. -Brad Bollenbach
Are you productive or just acting busy?