Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lulu's Birthday

So, little Lulu turned 3 this month. Where has the time gone? I have been wanting to get her one of those wooden play kitchens, but having taken the Handmade pledge and all, I opted not to spend an arm and a leg on a handmade one and had DH hand make one himself. Really, we did it together which makes it all the more special.

It was a real learning experience. I especially like the way we used wood scraps and items from the recycling bin for the finishing touches. I need better photos, so i'll post about those details later. If we ever make another we will do a few things differently, but over all it is beautiful. Lulu couldn't be happier which is what really matters. I also whipped up the apron she is wearing right before my machine went on the fritz. Nice that we can't find it now... life in a house of 10.

I really wish Ben and I could do things like this together full time. We have such fun planning and creating with one another. I told him we should make a few kitchens to sell for Christmas. A friend of a friend has an Artisan Consignment store near by. Hmmm, could be the start of something...


  1. It's so beautiful! Wonderful job!

  2. It is beautiful!!!! I love love love wooden kitchens. I say go for it! via vintage swaps

  3. Wow! I am in love with wooden kitchens!
    You did an incredible job : )
    so beautiful, go for it!

  4. It is wonderful! And she looks so happy with it! You guys did a great job!

  5. We're so impressed! I can't believe you made this! I wish you and Ben could work together--that would be so perfect. I love how happy Lulu looks. If only we could come there and play too, Ari says.