Thursday, June 23, 2011

Railroad Museum

We went to the Mansfield Flea Market a few weeks ago and stumbled upon the CT Eastern Railroad Museum.

Of course my dad and I were really excited to check it out. James rolled his eyes but begrudgingly joined us on our adventure.

My mom passed so she could rest from all the excitement of the flea market. And she missed out on all the cool antique stuff.

We even got to go for a ride on the pump car. Just like in Looney Tunes!

Are we having fun yet?

Then we took another ride on the turntable outside of the roundhouse.

James pushed.

Hi dad!

After all our fun we went to the goat farm for some cheese tasting and we got to meet the new baby goats! They even gave kisses!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

End of the School Year Treats

For the end of the year, I baked more cupcakes than I can count. One of my 1st graders said that I should quit being a music teacher and become a baker! I also made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars to give to the principal,secretaries, custodians, and aides:

I snuck some crumbs for myself as well! They were definitely a hit!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Strawberry Season!

I can't wait to go strawberry picking next week when school gets out. And to give my friend's baby this strawberry ensemble birthday gift:

I found the pattern for the booties here and sewed some matching flowers onto a tank top. And the basket of strawberries was inspired by this pattern on Ravelry.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Butterfly Garden Mobile

My friend's baby shower was this weekend. Months ago, I grilled her about the colors/theme she chose for the baby's room so I could make the perfect gift. I combined the butterfly pattern from Charmed Yarn and the Branch Mobile from Amigurumi Two, Crocheted Toys for Me, You and Baby Too by Ana Paula Rimoli and came up with this mobile to match the crib set:

Everyone oohed and aahed when Michelle opened her gift from me. It was nice to know that my work was appreciated! She even saved the cute chain and flower that I used to package the gift: