You know, being in a crafty family really has its perks. One of those perks is the great gifts for birthdays and Tristan’s recent birthday was no exception. Nana and Opa are Papa Urchin’s parents and they brought some great gifts across the country in their suitcases.
Nana brought a new sweater. I know the yarn is plymouth encore but I’m not sure what pattern she used. I think it’s an older one. He’s worn this to church the last two Sundays and gotten compliments both times. She knit it a size up so it should fit him for a while too. Hooray for smart thinking Nanas.
Opa bravely checked this toy he made — you can also see some of the other toys he’s made. He handmade all those little figures — two have flags and one has a bike — and they are attached to the base with small pegs so they each have their own spot — I will be using this photo for future placement reference. I’m not absolutely certain but I think the difference in color comes from a variety of woods and that the pieces are glued together. The forms are obviously influenced by some recent trips to South America.
Thank you Nana and Opa for such great birthday gifts!