My eldest son H turned FIVE last week! Seems impossible as to me it feels like he was only born yesterday and still is and always will be my baby boy :-) Anyway, in honour of the occasion I decided to finally finish the bunting I have been working on (not constantly you understand) since January 2009.
I had it hung up out on the deck along with balloons, streamers etc for his party on Saturday (30 kids, party games, a magician... he had a ball :-) Now it has a new home in our den / rumpus / play room...
Note the exquisite hand-stitching ;-)
Going to the huge effort of lugging the camera down to the playroom inspired me to do a little "location shoot" so here we go...
These corner-shelves were a very lucky street-find, literally a few doors from our house (thank God, I wouldn't have been able to haul them much further). They are now stacked with the boys' books, toys and some of our favourite vintage bits and pieces.
The little spice-rack I painted white and repurposed as a book-display for their tiniest books.
Robot chilling out.
A cosy reading corner - the boys do sometimes actually sit here and pore over their favourite books but it's actually also a great spot for me to occasionally curl up with my copy of "House and Garden" while they throw balls at me, climb on my head etc.
The playroom leads directly out onto our garden, great for indoor and outdoor play and the brown carpet which I would never have chosen myself is actually a blessing for hiding little muddy footprints.
And just in case anybody might ask if the playroom is always this tidy? I think we all know the answer to that...