After a few weekends off due to bad weather, construction resumed this weekend on our fort/cubby/space station (Rory is absolutely Lego-Star-Wars Mad, and has decided that we have a space station in our backyard). First the frame for the roof was completed.
And then, an exciting trip to the hardware store to select a roofing material. Luke settled on wide fence palings, as the cheapest, aesthetically pleasing option. He put these up in spite of a rain shower that sent the kids inside.
We plan to paint the whole structure when the weather improves. Meanwhile inside I made yet another Log Cabin cushion – the final one. Here is the before shot.
and here is the after…
And for those that are interested, here is a view of the backs of the cushions, which are all made from fabrics that I purchased at Purl Patchwork in NYC.
The Matroyshka fabric backed cushion was the first one I made, and I put the zip where I usually do. Once I started making the others, I made the decision to use two different fabrics on the back, and because I bought such small amounts in NYC, I had to place the zips lower down, so the backs are all different.
The fabric makes me happy every time I look at it.
Finally here is a link to a site that made me more than happy. It made me laugh so hard that, (like every cliche), tears streamed down my cheeks, and my stomach was sore. It is a site about Cake Wrecks, cakes that are just wrong, and it was the post titled “Get Me Holly Hobbie’s Head on a Platter” that really had me in hysterics.
I found this site via a link on, Emmzeegee’s website. Emmzeegee was a friend that I worked with back when I was childless (and so was she) and I have only reconnected with her recently. She has triplets who are now 7 years old, who I last saw when they were about 6 months old. Two of the triplets share first names in common with my twin brother and I, which is kind of cool (but a complete coincidence). Anyway, check out the cakes, they are great for a laugh!