With all the wrapping finished, Thing 1 and I decided to take on another holiday project.
Last weekend I watched a reel on Instagram and was like, “Pfft! I can totally make that!”
Thing 1 was all, “I’m so here for it!”
We got foam shapes and made yarn choices at Michaels, went home waited for Baby K to take a nap then got to work.
Y’all, my daughter has always been a natural craft-artist and made this work for her from the moment she began this project.
Not satisfied with the trees we made, we returned to Michaels armed with coupons and rewards dollars for different yarn choices and more foam shapes.
We started with varying shades of green and white/cream and added grays and a white with rainbow-colored iridescent strands.
To say I’m pleased with the results is an understatement.
Now I’m asking:
What can I get up to next? (so much yarn to choose from)
Do y’all have any interest in being crafty? Do you do homemade holiday decorations?
Or is that all too much for you? Am I just super extra for doing this?
The folks at Pi Pizza have a great sense of humor.
I’m pleased to report there were no zombies on F Street yesterday.
YBW and I spent our skive day in DC. A little ‘pre-birthday’ fun for me!
Our first stop was NPG for the Sylvia Plath exhibit.
I loved this little look into her life. Hand written journals, correspondence, family photos, even her beautiful wooden desk top built by her brother, from what was once meant to be a coffin lid. (how apropos)
No exhibition catalog. Sad face Robynbird.
In our wandering, we came across this Diane Arbus exhibition. ‘Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs’.
The exhibition catalog was nearly a hundred dollars, um, no thanks.
We walked around the corner to nom some pizza.
YBW’s is the bacon, sausage, and mushrooms. Mine is the prosciutto and spinach.
Since we were in town, I wanted to stop at my most favorite of all the Smithsonian, NGA (y’all we’re so lucky to live where we do with access to all this)
I was looking for a specific book (no where to be found) in the Concourse bookshop when I came across this book.
It’s the exhibition catalog for the Sally Mann exhibit
Y’all! Her photos are absolutely awe inspiring!
Bought that book as soon as we left the exhibit!
The first day of International Week of the Birthday was wonderful!
I got to spend it with my sweetheart doing all the nerdy stuff I love!
Tags: art, artists, birthday, Diane Arbus, international week of the birthday, love my life, NGA, NPG, photographer, Sally Mann, Smithsonian, Sylvia Plath, Washington DC, writer, writing