From Nana and Opa

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.

Sweater from Nana

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.

Sweater from Nana

Wooden Figures from Opa

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.

Wooden Figures from Opa

Thank you Nana and Opa for such great birthday gifts!


7 Responses to “From Nana and Opa”

  1. 1 twiddletails November 28, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, what talented people! I love the wooden toys.

  2. 2 Alicia A. November 28, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    The sweater is of course just lovely- don’t get me wrong. But those little figures- wow! I’m jealous of Tristan!

  3. 3 amandajean November 28, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    what great gifts! gotta love crafty families. 🙂

  4. 4 Ella November 29, 2007 at 9:14 am

    amazing gifts!! You are surrounded by talent and beauty.

  5. 5 opa November 30, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    hi there

    thanks for your kind words. i hope Tristan will have as much fun playing (and breaking them) as i did making them. just thought to tell you that all the figures that are held with only one peg can be stuck any place – they don’t have to be in their original position.

  6. 6 martha November 30, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Such a cool and unique gift. He will have it forever. They remind me of the designs of Alexander Girard.

  7. 7 tracy December 12, 2007 at 3:13 am

    how did i miss there? so lovely. happy belated bday little one – and mama too!

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