Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Could a girl ask for anything more from her husband? Not only does he work so hard juggling the house, the girls, his own business, laundry, school schedules, getting up earlier so that I don't have to take the kids to school before racing off to work, cooking, travelling and fixing blown fuses, but he encourages me to work hard at my career, gives me time at home to create things for the girls and only occassionally rolls his eyes at my fabric collection. Then he makes me a handmade, from the heart gift, to celebrate our marriage. It is a blessing to have made it this far. Some days I know both of us would have walked away, but what we have now is a testament to the fact that we stayed, we worked it out, we decided to choose love. He is an amazing example to me every day of selflessness, of love in action. I hope that our girls see their Daddy as the kind of man they want to marry. They can't go wrong with that as their goal.
Monday, November 30, 2009
We also have a new Advent Calendar for the big countdown to Christmas. Our last advent calendar - a snowman with little drawers was a bit wee for use, now we are three, so at the last minute I decided to have a new one. I found 24 little stockings and filled them with tiny treats, a few candies and special activities to do together. As they are already asking "how many days until Christmas?", they should enjoy it. My treats were a little heavy and so I have just lined all the stockings up across our buffet.
I hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas as much as we are!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Fall in OK is a funny thing. It could be 70 degrees, or it could be 40. Lucky for us, Saturday was closer to 70 than 40!
We headed off to a local art gallery that has "Free Family Saturday" and provides free art supplies for each kid's art kit (this month it was colored pencils), and fun projects to do. There is also an art card featuring a painting on exhibit that the kids try and find. One of the art projects usually relates to the type of painting on the art card.
This month the art card was a Pollock painting and the kids got to try their hand at their own Pollock-esque art. We had to stand back so as not to get splattered!
The final product....
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Today my middle girl is 5. She is blessed with a wonderful extended family who sent lovely pressies for her. Her Aunty Em made her a beautiful Waldorf type doll, including sleep mask, pillow, and sleeping bag for the long trip over from Oz. Thank you to all our family for your thoughtfulness and for helping us celebrate her birthday! We miss you all.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
It was fun to have her help decide where to put all the fabrics. A different kind of quilt for me - not a star in sight! I usually do more traditional patterns but this fits Hannah pretty well. We are also working on a doll that matches, and Hannah is going to make the doll a quilt. So, it is nearly done - the only remaining question is stripey border or just bind it to the white?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I love it! But you may have noticed the oops...
Yes, it would appear I miss counted sashing strips. And it would also appear that I have no more of that fabric left. Which leaves me heading to the fabric store tomorrow to buy a wee bit of one fabric...or maybe two....or three....I think I have a coupon.....
Sunday, October 11, 2009
And, the project I am working on for Lucy's class at school. Her class is awesome, and every year they pick a "birthday project" to work on for each child for their birthday. The birthday child chooses a birthday committee and they carry out the aforementioned project. This year it is birthday portraits, to be turned into a quilt. That is where I come in.
This is what I get, plus the original drawing.
And this is the finished product.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I have learned to make curly clippies to go with the new skirts that match the T-shirts for the special trip to the happiest place on earth.
And then I needed a crafty project to take - just in case there was any down time on the special trip to the happiest place on earth.
I gathered my supplies for my project (something like this maybe?), and then I needed something to carry them all in.
Ta-da! A new crafty bag, in fabric that makes me happy, for a little project to take on the special vacation to the happiest place on earth.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I love this dress. Lucy picked the fabric herself. I sewed it - my first dress ever. I am particularly pleased with the pintucks in the sleeves and bodice (apparently it doesn't take much to make me happy).
Lucy loves it too and wore it to school with her long brown boots. Luckily it is unseasonably cool here so she didn't melt.