Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A third.

Yesterday was my third son's third birthday (the Beast). Three is fun.

Would you believe that this shirt was the biggest hit of all his presents? He's been wearing it since yesterday morning and shows no signs of letting me take it off. I have a purple shirt that I may put a cyberman on for him soon.

Rainbow dash was loved by everyone. Applejack lost her hat within the first thirty seconds of play. I'm going to sew elastic to it so that they can easily remove and replace it.

This is the extent of my cake decorating skills. A two layer brownie cake with buttercream frosting and peanut butter M&Ms. Classy, right? A suggestion: no matter whose birthday it is or how much they want it, toddlers should not be given cake thirty minutes before bedtime. It makes things more difficult than necessary.

This is what I did last week.

I've had the piece for this quilt top cut and sewn into strips for years.

I finally sewed the strips together. It's huge. I also sewed together the squares for a quilt for the Elf. I had one side sewn and the other just cut out. Right now it's half quilted. I've sort of lost momentum again.

The Imp's current favorite mama-made pants (mushrooms!). For my next trick, I'll add pockets.

Linking up with Nicole's Craft On. Because I can.


  1. I always love a polka-dot cake (and my fav. flavor, too... choco cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, hooray!)

    Happy birthday little beastie and happy birthing day to you, dear mama!


  2. Melissa, happy birthing day to you my dear and happy birthday to the beast! I love the age of three, truly I think it's the best.

    I am drooling over your quilt. One day I will make a quilt here, it's on the list!

  3. love the cake! and the quilt, it is massive and awesome! i love it.
    where did you get that sweet fabric for the pants??

    1. Thanks! I bought it at Joann's quite some time ago. I can never resist mushrooms. (:

  4. happy birthday! and that cake looks and sounds delicious! Glad you had a good day :)