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Sending off Anne

This weekend we attended a farewell party for our dear friend Anne. She’s off to grad school at RISD.  As much as she’ll be missed, I’m so excited for the opportunities that await her.

What a cool, misty night. Felix and I warmed by the glow of the fire.

The party was in a great big yard, beautiful lit. Full of delicious potluck plates and a bunch of good people.

I made Anne this tote to take with her. We stocked it with a moleskine, some film, a pencil (in the pencil pocket) and a Hand Made Detroit pin.

left-overs

What do you do when you have a lot of beer left in the post-party keg? Why, you fill up all of your glass jars and share it with friends of course!

As I was finishing some of the party left overs today, I realized that I didn’t write much about the food aspect of  Felix’ party. I wanted to mention a few things we had though, because it is important to us to support our local businesses as much as we can and I thought it would be nice to spread the love.

The above mentioned beer was the crowd pleasing Ghetto Blaster from Motor City Brewing Works. There was a giant salad made with lettuce from my parents garden and like I mentioned Monday, my sister made the fabulous cakes.

We made pulled pork for our main entree using lots of pork from John Henry’s. We have been buying meat and eggs from their booth at our farmers market each week, but for this order they delivered it right to our home! Talk about customer service! The pulled pork was piled onto delicious fresh baked rolls from La Gloria Bakery in Mexican Town (Southwest Detroit). (Oh, and we had some vegetarian BBQ too, made from lentils.)

Sassy Jones is the sauce that flavored our BBQ. Although not local to us, my Uncle from Arkansas brought it as a gift on his last visit up here. The label is way too fun not to share.

It’s good on lentils too…

Party Prep Part II- flags

Felix’ 1st Birthday and party are inching closer. My latest project has been sewing feet upon feet of party flags: fun and colorful decorations made of cloth so we can continue to use them for years to come, or pass them on to someone else who can enjoy them. Bottom line: they’re meant to be used over and again.

These beautiful fabrics are cut out of obsolete upholstery fabric sample books. (Thanks, Sandhya!)

I’ve added in some fun prints from my scrap bin and tried to evenly disperse the colors. I’m always amazed at how much I like seeing stacks of fabric.

Sewing the flags into the strip of black fabric.

A glimpse at them hanging.

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