Aurora Shoe Co.


Thanks to Labor Day, this week felt like it was over before it even started.  While Dave and his family travel to a shoe show in New Hampshire, we're looking forward to spending the weekend visiting our local farmers' market and celebrating Baby's first birthday.  It feels like he's been here forever, but at the same time I can't believe that a year has come and gone since he was born.  Ah, babies...

Anyway, I thought I'd share some photos from last weekend to give you an idea of what life is like in this little place that we call home.  Leif and I started with a nice mother/son date at the local church's monthly pancake breakfast.  They make the best blueberry sauce (we added our own local peaches because, well, why not?).

From there we walked to the King Ferry farmers' market where we bought carrots and jam (kiwi lime marmalade = yum!) and admired the fibers.

This lady right here is my favorite.  Her hair is made from merino wool.  Clever, huh?

I love to get my craft on but have never tried needle felting before.  The woman who made these said she'd put together a beginner's kit for me to start with.  I'm thinking I'll start by felting yarn onto wool - something similar to this.  If you have any suggestions for a beginning felter, I'd love to hear them. 

In the meantime, I'm going to try to wrap my head around how this

 turned into this

Have a great weekend!