We had a great fall weekend again – the weather was so beautiful we were able to do a bike ride to our favorite orchard, George Hill Orchards. The nice part is it is so huge that even on the weekends I don’t feel unsafe there, and if I ever do, it is very easy to just move away from people somewhere else. Julius totally understands. This year we’ve picked blueberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and gourds there! I fully intend to go back weekly until they close (or I have this baby).
This week I had a lot of good ideas for a socially distanced Halloween. I LOVE Halloween. Have I ever mentioned that? (Probably.) It is hands down my favorite holiday – fall, gallivanting outside at night, spooky full moons and black cats, costumes, candy, what isn’t to love? As you know I love to make costumes, so we of course have been planning ours for months. They are pretty low key compared to last year, but I’m still excited about them. Julius’ birthday being only a week away from Halloween makes planning everything a bit challenging… and did I mention my due date is the day before Julius’ birthday? Because of that I’ve been trying to put together the baby’s room, Julius’ party, a homemade present for Julius, and Halloween costumes all at once.
Last year I started a bunch of projects for Julius’ play kitchen to give him for Christmas or later. I tucked some of them away for a rainy day, and I was thinking I could give them to him for his birthday this year since he still loves his kitchen. Well he ended up finding my stash the other day, and he was so excited, that I just let him have a couple things early. The one I’ll share with you today I made on a plane ride (remember those?)
What you’ll need:
- off-white felt
- pinking shears
- off white thread
- An empty box of farfalle
- Cut 1.75″ wide strips from felt with normal straight edge scissors.
- Using the pinking sheers cut strips into 2″ long segments to form 2″x1.75″ rectangles.
- Pinch a rectangle in the center so the pinch forms a “w” shape (or “m” shape depending which way you’re looking at it).
- Use off white thread to put a couple quick stitches through the pinch to fit it in place. I found it nice to hide the tail of the threads inside one of the peaks of the “w”.
- Repeat until you get sick of making pasta.
- Place pasta in box.
- Let child’s imagination go wild.