Somewhat unbelievable to me, it is W's birthday this week...
I present to you,
The Evolution of the Birthday Crown :)
Gathering materials-- bubble wrap, plant dyed wool roving, and hot soapy water...
The result after an afternoon of wet felting.
I used many shades of blue over white wool in an attempt to create a cloudy sky.
Cut out and stitched.
The finished piece with needlefelted detail!
Today was W's friendship birthday celebration, held at the Rosegarden park down the street from us.
It was a lovey time and just enough.
I was really trying to keep the day simple and joyous; my goal always avoiding too much overstimulation.
I requested no gifts, but handmade cards or treasures were much appreciated.
Party favors were homemade playdoh packaged in silk squares and flowers..
This recipe for sugar free banana muffins was delicious!
W's birthday ring is something I look forward to each year.
We purchased the green worm when he turned one (perfect for his old nickname, "the worm!"),
but I decided to use other materials to represent subsequent years...
such as a rock for his 2nd birthday (the boy loves his rocks!) and a seashell for this year.
I borrowed a parachute from the gymnastics studio where I used to coach...
We had such fun!
Happy Birthday to my sweet, sweet boy.
I love you more than you'll ever know.