Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Little miss is growing up

Check out the fairly outrageous Christmas dress she is wearing... I went to an enormous consignment sale and - let me say this, we are SET for the next season! I saw the little number she is modeling and just knew that it would satisfy her girlie twirly heart (not to mention her grandmothers and great grandmothers;) I should add however that we did garner some looks as went on our errands.... Because there was no way she was going to take it off after she tried it on!

I just finished sewing her book bag for school- oh my! Can't believe she is heading of to preschool in a few short weeks! She is uber proud... Even though her bag practically drags the floor!

I drew the design on with washable markers (copied from one I saw on etsy and pinned on pintrest- oh how I love pintrest!) then I embroidered it and washed away the markings.

Backside of book bag

I have been working on a quilt for Anna to use when she graduates to a big girl bed... While not EXaCTly helpful, I will always treasure the memory of her helping lay out the squares!

Here she is enjoying a wonderful summer rain... Wish we could have another one of those... Glad we thoroughly enjoyed dancing in the last one we had!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

garden birthday party

don't know why it has taken me so long to post this--- e and a had a joint birthday party this year- along with their friend c... 30 kids in our backyard--- it was fun... no disasters ;-)when i got down lo to take their pic they decided that they should too...

we had some newsprint pots to plant seeds in.

log turned into a tea party spot ;-)

i made some tissue paper pompoms and fabric bunting... loving bunting right now!

more bunting... and initials for the birthday kids.
the bow tie was really easy to make-- i see many more in our future... there are lady bugs on it!
note the cast... luckily she was in such a boot phase that she didn't mind the permanent pink one ;-)... i had so much fun designing and making her dress... makes me so happy!

two and four... wow. how did that happen?!