Saturday, March 31, 2012

I Also Made The Spiral Staircase

And stuck polka dot beads in a row to make a back fence for the deck

and drew a wrought-iron gate,

which I planned to throw open to usher you in for the grand tour today. But -alas - I have no more photos beyond these, because suddenly I remembered that Kate had asked for a piñata for the celebrations tomorrow (could my time management be more abysmal?). Fortunately not a papier-mâché smash-up piñata, because that would take a miracle to get done in time. And not one of those pull-open pinatas, either, because Kate was frightened to death by the prospect of having to rush with other kids for candy when the trapdoor flew open (and cried at the last party when this happened). So tonight I made her a low-intensity, low-suspense sort of piñata instead. And I threw out all the cardboard leftover from these two projects so the visiting grandparents could have their closet AND guest room back. We now have so little cardboard in the house that I'm slightly insecure. But -oh - the catharsis from cleaning up after a massive project! I think that these days I finish projects just so I can enjoy cleaning up after. 

And now, to bed. Tomorrow we celebrate Kate and eat (store-bought) cake!


  1. It's a great project and a wonderful gift for your child!

  2. I love the staircase! Very curious to see this low-suspense pinata - maybe something my kids would like?

  3. Have a wonderful celebration. I personally am partial to store bought cake:) Looking forward to the grand tour.

  4. I can't wait to see the rest. This is amazing!

  5. I am also interested in the pinata you mentioned... I thought I was the only one who hated pinata's growing up with the mad rush and free for all grabbing... beautiful staircase!

  6. ohhhhOhhhhhHHHHHHHH!!!!!! es preciosaaaaa!!!!


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