Tuesday, May 11, 2010

4 months in review

Spring. The quilt project. Wooden people. Spot. Easter. Camping Ottley style. Monkey bars. Lots of photos! Enjoy!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

For Nehemiah

Quilted and waiting for binding, but that won't be done until the wee hours while watching a movie. Nehemiah was born quite a few months ago now...but as he is not yet a year old, I can still call it his baby quilt!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

February in review

Violet turned 3

Valentine's Day breakfast - white choc chip pancakes & strawberries.

New clothes from Aunty Mindy, Uncle Steve and Ruby

A friend is having a baby girl and I made a snuggly quilt to go with her yellow and green, bee themed room.

It has been very cold and very snowy, too cold to play outside. Thank goodness Mummy's work is full of toys and swings. She takes us every weekend and we have lots of fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Homemade Valentines

At Lucy's school they make homemade Valentine's cards to distribute to their classmates. This year she drew and wrote her own card. Here it is sans the glitter that was liberally applied later.

Violet wanted to make one too, and this is her version. We used Lucy's Happy Valentine's Day, but Violet wrote her own name. Not bad for just turned 3!

We will attach sucker to the "hand" of the picture - 'cos it's just not a holiday without some sugar!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines gift

Remember my post about Ava and how awesome she is doing with a lot of love and a little therapy? And then remember how I went onto talk about the orphans online who tug at my mummy heartstrings? Well, today they are combined again in a post by Charissa (Ava's mummy). She is raising money for Anya's adoption fund. Anya has arthrogryposis. She gets no therapy in her orphanage, but here it could be different. Children here with arthrogryposis get surgery. They get therapy. They get to be up, out of bed, playing and learning. As I can't adopt her (sigh) I will instead contribute to her fundraising and hope that will help someone adopt her and get her the help she needs.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tesla turns 8

It is such an awesome thing to see your friend's children grow up. I have known Tesla and her parents for a long time now! I think I have been present at each of her 8 birthdays and seen her grow into this cute girl you see before you. She has inherited her mommy's artistic eye and talent and her daddy's desire to figure out how things work. She is funny and creative. She and Hannah go to the same school. For her birthday her family came over to our house and we celebrated with pizza, gf cake, and making a "city of Miis" on the Wii. Happy Birthday Tesla! We look forward to seeing the woman you become.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas Crafty Wrap Up

As a full time working Mummy, I don't often get to go to the schools and see what is going on. Just before Christmas break I did get the chance to go to Violet's school and help her make a Gingerbread house. Made of a little milk carton, graham crackers and gallons of frosting, it was a lot of fun! She showed it off proudly at home and would not let anyone steal even the smallest candy off it.

Each of the girls have a little Christmas tree in their rooms. Violet's is decorated with cupcakes, cookies and chocolates. Here are a few of the felt and beaded cupcake ornaments I made for her tree.

Lucy got a kitchen for her 2nd birthday. She is now 5 and the kitchen has been moved into Violet's room. In order to spruce it up a bit for winter play time, I bought the polka dot jars from the Dollar Tree and filled them with new cookies made from wooden shapes I bought 8/$1 at Michaels. I painted them and popped them into the jars. The girls loved them and have been making and selling their Christmas cookies ever since.