Monday, January 21

Busy...

Making home made granola from this recipe. It tastes great. We all just had a bowlful with milk.
A little linen hat with vintage lace for a neighbor's new baby.
There is a tea this afternoon to celebrate her arrival.

I so love that the invitation requested no plastic toys or toys requiring batteries and that any fabrics be natural. I had just bought the rest of this linen at a local fabric store's winter clearance. It was a steal at $2 a yard instead of $15 or so.
Off we (Annaliese and I) go to tea!

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Simplicity is so beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful time at tea. The baby hat is pretty.

Lynn

PLO said...

What a beautiful bonnet! I am sure the baby will love it (and the Mom too)...

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Could you post the text for the invitation? Was no one offended? I am trying to figure out how to get that no plastic/batteries etc message tactfully out there for future gifts.

bonnie: said...

I was commenting to see what the text said, also. I never really know how to word it (although I have that issue of mothering that has a long suggestion.) The first Christmas we told our extended family that we didn't want plastic they thought we were such snobs. There weren't wooden toys everywhere then, but I still don't want toys from China, whether they're wooden or not!

For my sons 7th birthday, I simply said that presents under $5 were perfectly acceptable and appreciated, so then at least we didn't get too much "junk" (that cost a lot of money, I mean).

(Maybe I *am* a toy snob. We just have so little room in the house, and I wouldn't want anyone wasting their money!)

bonnie: said...

I hope you don't mind this url in your comment box (I don't know html), but here is another woman's "family letter" regarding gifts and Christmas (via Simple Gifts blog). I thought is was fabulous and will probably do something like it next year.

http://www.gadboisfamily.com/simple_gifts/?p=860