Nice Things today

This morning I finished up some lantern children for our homeschool co-op's nature table:

Two are going to get lanterns and will be shipped off to Toronto as a part of a nature table swap. 

The pattern is a lovely and simple free one, though due to my lack of reading skills, I ended up coming up with my own very similar pattern, knitting them just a bit larger and in the round. Still, they are simple and satisfying and pretty sweet. Taking a lantern walk during the first full moon of November is growing into a family tradition that we share with some friends, and these lantern children remind me of that special night. The nature table is finally filling up with some sweet things, I also made some leaf fairies inspired by this tutorial, and I am going to unpack my little felted jack o'lantern (free pattern) next week. 

Do you know about Ana White's blog? She posts relatively simple free plans for stylish furniture. I like her approach, and she has starting doing a feature once a week where she links to posts around the web that feature building plans. She linked to my ironing board last week and I'm so pleased to share that project with her readers. 

Finally, I'll leave you with a sort of rainbow. I pulled up the vines and harvested all my tomatoes this afternoon. A wagon full of green tomatoes accompanies these last few ripening ones. This was a tomato year-