Baby Electric had her First Birthday party today. Her actual birthday is this week, but Auntie and Uncle Dutch are off on a ca-ra-ravanning# holiday and you can't have a party without Grandparents.
There was Fairy Bread, made with proper spherical 100s and 1000s and not the soft Sprinkles. Mr and Mrs Electric have a brand new house and the front is painted bright lime green. It's a great house!!
Babies know little and remember less about their first birthday and so it was really a gathering of family and friends and babies!!! There was a cake and singing and lots of bubbles being blown. Here is a picture where everyone's identity is almost completely obscured. Just the way I like it.
I sewed a dolly for Baby Electric. It is from the free Black Apple tutorial. She is all hand stitched and to make her 3D I cut out six pairs of the body shape from cotton batting, each 5mm smaller than the last. I layered them from biggest to smallest to biggest again and basted them together. The Dolly is made from linen and cotton fabric. Then I knitted her a little scarf, it's really cold today!!Baby Electric likes dollies.
I also knitted an Aviatrix Hat, this time with some 10 ply, I think. It fits her perfectly!!
Last night it was -2* C and this morning at 10am on our walk, the puddles were still frozen over. Lorelai Gilmore was so happy to be on her walk, and will now demonstrate the icy puddles!!!
Look how happy Peri was today!!
Peri had very funny ears yesterday. I am not sure why her ears are all Flying Nun, but she seems very happy nonetheless!!
Peri and Lorelai Gilmore run about madly for half an hour or so, and they are not puffed out at all.
I think our Winter is so easy to bear because even though it is cold, icy even, the sky is a clear blue. We do have fog, drizzle and overcast days, but who could be cross about such a beautiful sky? An aeroplane was flying overhead when I took this photo.
Monday is a holiday so MrsDrWho has an extra bonus school holiday. Tomorrow I am going to visit, I hope, and we will watch Doctor Who on her big TV!! Now it is time to fill the hot water bottle, shepherd The Labradors outside and then back to bed and under their blankets. Lorelai Gilmore always insists on sleeping in everyone else's spot. She's a rummun. Peri is much better and likes to sleep in her spot, with her blanket arranged just so.
#How I loved Adventure Island. Clown lived in a ca-ra-ravan.