Emily: "Do you want the good news or the bad news?"
Aaron: "Bad news."
Emily: "Don't worry, I'll make something cute for Ethan out of it."
*Aaron stares into space wondering what piece of his clothing Emily has ruined.*
I washed some clothes on "finvask" which I thought meant "fine wash." You know, the setting that you use to wash delicate items. My washer's temperature must be set for "hot" on that setting, because Aaron's favorite sweater became itty bitty. I mean, it could fit a second grader. Once I realized that it was ruined, I felted the sweater and made a vest for Ethan out of it. My mistake was Aaron's loss and Ethan's gain.
I traced a sweater vest that was made by Tout Petit. The vest is lined with the felted wool. (Thanks, Honey!) I used vintage mother of pearl buttons that I already had and sewed a label in it that says it was made by Mom. That's me!
The lake near our house is completely frozen over. The commune roped off a safe area for people to skate. I saw people biking and pushing prams on the ice! (That is completely out of my comfort zone.) Aaron and Chase stood on the lake for some pictures.
Aaron, I'll get you a new sweater. Don't worry.