Thanks to all of you who sent an email or left a message wishing my grandfather well. He is hanging in there, and the family is exploring different options, including a part-time nurse to come in and help him bathe, get dressed, etc.
We leave for a Thanksgiving celebration in Los Cabos, Mexico tomorrow, and I hope everyone celebrating has a wonderful feast day! We'll be gone for a week with no computer access, so I'll report in with pictures when we get back!
Last Sunday we took Brynne to her first Dan Zanes and Friends concert at UCLA. Along with They Might be Giants and Ralph's World, Dan Zanes is one of Brynne's favorites for kids' music, and seeing the concert on Sunday cemented him in the #1 position for now. For those of you who might not be familiar with his music, it is refreshingly fun and clever, from dance hall to traditional to Latin American to original pieces. It's so great to get away from the Wiggles and other, overly simplistic music for children. I highly recommend House Party (cd) and/or All Around the Kitchen! (dvd) as fantastic introductions to the band.
As for crafting, I've been so busy that I haven't gotten much done. I'm taking some stuff with me on vacation, so hopefully I'll have something to show then. In the meantime, I'll share some things you may not have heard about yet.
Here's a fantastic Flickr photostream of children's book illustrations - all pure genius!
Have you all seen the knitted wedding yet?!? Too crazy!
The nice folks at Broken China Jewelry will make custom jewelry for you from your own broken china, or from pieces in their own collection. My quilting teacher had a gorgeous brooch of theirs featuring a beautiful little bird on a branch. Seems like a great gift idea for someone who has a broken piece but can't bear to just throw it away...
I've been thinking about venturing into the "printing on fabric" realm, and I found this great resource for anyone interested in experimenting with Bubble Jet Set. Tons of information there from someone who definitely knows what she's doing!