Although lunch was delicious, my favorite part was the desert; pot de creme. How can you go wrong with a pot of cream? Chocolate cream at that. Yum.
Saturday we walked through a farmers market, you know I loved that. Here is a sweet retro sign across the street from the market. So great.
The Catskill Merino Sheep Farm was there. I practically skipped over to the booth.The yarns are all natural and spun at The Green Mountain Spinnery. Then they hand dye them with natural dyes. They are soft and cozy and wonderful. I bought 2 skeins of this worsted weight . It's been over dyed with indigo.
The colors remind me of the hills in this Breugel I saw at the Met. sigh.
As if that weren't inspiration enough, we then went to ABC Carpet and Home.
These pillows are lovely. The one above is silk with a linen back.
And these are linen with tiny mother of pearl buttons. I see a lot of linen in my future,
I'm in love with the pillow I made the other day. So much so that I was inspired to make another one.
It's a vintage cotton (possibly some ployester in there) and I backed it with muslin.
I love the envelope closure, so easy. Plus the simple cream muslin matches the flowers on the other side.
I also managed to finish a cowl, which you can see on my ravelry page here. The pattern is called Dovetail Cowl and it's available here. It was a pretty easy knit and I would happily recommend it for a beginner.
Busy, busy fall is upon us! School and soccer and snacks and lovely crisp air and open studios and sun that will still burn you and back to church and messy messy house and trying to fit it all in.
Yesterday was crazy in a I-was-so-busy-I-didn't-get-anything-done kind of way. So today I said that we were going to go out into the world and do something productive that made us feel like the creative fun gals we used to be still are. So we went to open studios in the city. It was a beautiful day for it and I wish I took more pictures. I got a great new mug for school which I tell you all about later. I also got a sweet necklace made out of a vintage thimble.
Cute right? The teeny scissors really open and they make the thimble ding like a bell. I love it. It was hand made by Twitch and Whiskers, you should check out her blog and she's got tons more cute things over on her Etsy shop.
I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out and so may be making more pillow covers in the near future. This is a vintage needle point pattern and I used up the last of my linen stash. The back is an envelope closure, easy peasy. It took about an hour with many interruptions from little ones.
The verse is the Lord's Prayer and I love the alternating colors of the lines, so pretty.
I'll leave you with last week's bento snacks, Monday's didn't photograph well, I wanted to send apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah but couldn't think of anything cuter to do with the apple. And Friday's snack was actually saved for Monday because my guy was sick. Oh well, that means I'm ahead for this week right?
apples and honey
kiwi, little sweet cookies, and salami with havarti on ritz
carrots and hummus wraps
grapes and marshmallows, pumpkin bread with cream cheese topped with little bear cookies
Day 10 (used on day 11)
melba toast with laughing cow cheese and tiny cookies
My oldest needs to bring a snack to school every day this year. In our house I am not normally in charge of the food, but I've been obsessively occasionally looking at bento boxes on Pintrest and so I quickly volunteered to be in charge of snacks. Mostly so that I could have a reason to buy those cute little bento accessories, oh and also to promote healthy food. sure. why not.
So here are my fist week's worth of snacks. None of these took more than 10-15 minutes to prepare, and while they are no way near the level of HappyLittleBento or the Dubiens, I think it's a good start.
simple. Just bananas, grapes, and marshmallows on a skewer.
This was a little more involved, but still no more than 15 minutes. A mini blueberry muffin (homemade, but from a mix) and mouse strawberries made with almonds, marshmallows, and craisins.
Again, simple but fun. Red peppers and a hummus roll on whole wheat tortilla held together with light sabers.
This one is my favorite. I got to use my super cute bento supplies. Melon with a teeny fork, and ham and cheese on melba toast. I made the teddy bear with this sandwich cutter.
Carrots, another bunch of hummus wraps, this time with these picks, and yummy Pocky Sticks.