Yesterday was Julian's second birthday. 
It seems that every day he communicates a little clearer. I have been waiting for those moments since we knew we were expecting. Sometimes I can not believe that the little stories spilling from his mind are comprehendible, what treasures! Watching his personality unfold is one of the greatest rewards of parenthood for me. 

So, for his birthday, I wanted to make him something fitting for a budding little mind. Puzzles and blocks seem to be his favorite things these days so I wanted to combine the two. I saw this example on pinterest and asked my dad to make the blocks to be painted. I chose six colors of acrylic paint and painted each six sides in different patterns to form six different puzzles he could put together. I just free handed them, using sponge brushes with sharp angled points made that much easier. The possibilities are really endless, considering you can mix and match all the sides for even more interesting combinations. It was a wonderfully simple project, and a nice break from all my holiday  knitting projects. There is nothing better (in my opinion) than presenting him with something I have made for him on his birthday and watching him explore and enjoy it.  

Hoping you had a lovely Christmas, and wonderful new year!
Thanks for reading, 


gift making

busy. busy. busy.
fun. fun. fun.

I can't wait to get a moment
 to share it all with you!

Till then,
what are you making for whom this holiday season?



Kalanag Knits Shop is Open!

The last few weeks I have been preparing to open a little pop up shop for a few days selling the gorgeous yarns I recycle! They are limited and will go fast so come stop by and see what the offerings are! Here are just a few,

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