I've got two first halves of things to show you today.
First of firsts, we had a brief mini birthday for my eldest last Saturday. It was only a mini event because it wasn't her birthday.
Elly will turn 21 (...21?!...) on the 24th, but since she's going to be in Dublin (...Dublin?!...) at that time, we thought we'd give her part of her birthday present early.
She wanted a new camera,
she went to the store and chose one and told me, "quick, go get it, the sale ends tomorrow."
Why Elly, you look surprised and delighted, I guess those years of acting lessons really were worth it.
Second of firsts is my handmade-of-the-month for Jane.
I posted it on Monday so it should be there Wednesday or Thursday. Since it hasn't arrived yet, I won't show the final product. However, this is the beginning:
I didn't use all of this, only bits and pieces. Some beads, some undyed silk ribbon and those fantastic undyed silk cocoons (worm removed, if you don't mind).
and this is the end: