The year before, I made a ghost costume for my son.
I’ve kept the body on which I sew the rainbow colors.
The mask is a piece of cardboard on which I sew grey felt.
The advantage of decorating a cake with almond paste is that children who don’t like the taste can take it off .
They like pecking sugar balls or smarties (which help to cut the cake in equal shares).
I loved the pastel sugar confettis.
Almond paste and some smarties.
A piece of cardboard, 4 tube balloons, 1 classic balloon.
After her birthday party, my daughter kept it one month in her room.
The first one of a (very ) long run of decorated cakes with almond paste.
In that time I found moldings alphabet and numbers in chocolate (I wish I kept those molds).
Handmade/Heartmade by my mom.
She took rompers (that she had knit for my son).
My daughter was enthralled by this doll as tall as her.
For a long time « big doll » took away nightmare from my daughter (as she took its « hand » she thought she was not alone in her bed).
Thank mom, she is wonderfull and avoided us a lot of night-awakenings.
When my daughter was born, she too had her bench.
This one is a little higher. As we can’t transform the bathroom in a menagerie, “piggy” went to their room.
Never say it too much : sun is dangerous for kids.
Parachute fabric (or nylon), tulle and little snap hooks.
Some funny forms (fish, star and boat) and portholes in wich I cut the nylon to let the wind going through.
The snap hooks are to fasten the screen to the umbrella’s ribs.
Some sand onto the bottom of the screen to fix it.
Due to nylon, once folded the screen weighs nothing and doesn’t take up space.
My son has a brittany name, however it’s my daughter who had the oilskin jacket’s kids.
Cord stop, hook and loop (velcro), button, shoelace, overall buckle, suspender clip, snap, side release buckle, belt buckle, toggle button, zippers… all I had in my drawers.
A bag very useful to take children to the beach and which is still useful when they (too much) grew.
The inside is a round bag.
The outside has many pockets and (with clever zippers) can get loose in order to make a changing mat.
It’s impossible for the children to reach the sink, but benches sold are really ugly.
Some wood, paint and a jigsaw.
As you can see, it’s not only to reach the sink !
I was stitching it when I had to go to the maternity hospital.
An english alphabet while I am french : I could have had dyslexic children.
My first large cross stitch work.