Sunday, May 13, 2012

There Were Birds

One thing that never fails to amaze me about the whole process of making things is how - usually - what you wind up with becomes so much more than what initially went into it.  As knitters, we know all about that, don't we?  We know that,  given a little time (OK, sometimes a lot) and a whack of patience, a little string can become a sweater.  Quilters know that scraps of fabric, thread, and time can turn into a blanket that will keep future generations feeling warm and safe.  Bakers know that flour, milk and eggs can become a delicious dessert.

Well as of today, my friends, this Mum knows that - given enough time (six days, to be exact) - strips of newspaper, glue, and paint can make a newly minted 5-year old and his friends very, very happy.

Red Bird piñata, inspired by this blog post.

Now... chocolate cake mix, food dye, marshmallows and fondant?  With a little time, they make EVERYONE happy!

You know, it has to be said: as much as I love it (and y'all know I do), knitting sweaters ain't got nuthin' on knowing you made something totally awesome for your son on his special day.

 Happy 5th Birthday, Maxime.  I love you.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Happy 5th Maxime!

Alrischa said...

Mine's getting a black jumper. I do not feel the love for it, but I love the nearly 5yo. There are very few people in my life worthy of BlackKnittedJumper love. :)

That is the Piñata of Doom! Awesome!

sapphireblue said...

Happy Birthday! Great job on the pinata.

Sinéad said...

Awesome pinata and cupcakes!