Sunday, February 28, 2010

lovely weekend

We had a low-key but lovely weekend full of crafts and food and friends. That kind of weekend defines lovely for me lately. If you care to take a gander, I've assembled a pictorial trip through our Saturday.

Philip and Finn spent much time wandering the castle rooms of Philip's tie-back, pop-up castle book.

We also tried our hand at pretzel-making, then took a poll of who prefers dipping in mustard and who prefers dipping in marinara sauce. The marinara sauce it was extremely cute hearing Finn ask for more "mawinawa" sauce.

We used all whole spelt flour and the pretzels were unanimously lauded by family and friends alike.

The kids spent a few minutes drawing their own interpretations of some art we plan to visit at the National Gallery. Elizabeth chose a Monet, Paulie chose a Seurat and Philip drew one of Rembrandt's self-portraits. The kids always enjoy making their own interpretation of various works of art and this was a great way to connect them to some of the art they'll be seeing in London.

I spent a bit of time in the early afternoon working on this little project I spied on Childhood Magic. Our breakfast eggs were fished out of these small holes in the top of the eggs so that I could use the shells to make beeswax candles.

I'll show you more of these candles later, but I think we might use these egg candles for our Lenten Lights this year. They are incredibly adorable!

While I was making egg-y candles, the olders were making oodles of friendship bracelets, which takes me back to my own childhood and raiding my mom's stash of cross-stitch thread. I love how timeless little crafts like that are.

The late afternoon and evening were spent with dear friends, the way all good Saturdays should end.

I hope your weekend was just as lovely!


  1. The eggs look great! My son and I recently made friendship bracelets, and it really was a flash back to my days as a 12 year old. Great little project.
    Take care!

  2. Oh, and thanks for being my 100th blog follower. Very exciting!

  3. I've been wanting to make egg candles like that for Easter! Yours turned out great!

  4. I remember making those bracelets too! Those egg candles are fabulous! Thanks for the link on the castle book, Zach would love that.

  5. Looks like fun! We had the tummy bug.... not fun!

  6. Perfectly LOVELY are so right! :)

  7. I see your pictures and think....I want to live at your house!

  8. Those pretzels look fantastic! I think we may give them a try too. Love the egg candles -- positively adorable. Glad to see that friendship bracelets are still "in." Loved making those as a kid!

  9. That sounds like my favorite sort of weekend to!

  10. oh those are the cutest, chubbiest pretzels ever! xo


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