Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Yesterday (well, Wednesday) we made a toy theatre out of a box, inspiration found here. I added as much detail as I could with a feverish baby strapped to me and called it good. Eric was very excited about it, crafting the felt clothespin Superman entirely himself, except for the hot gluing.
Thanksgiving Day I nearly finished Lily's scarf--just need to add some tassels to each end.
I asked my Grandma to show me how to crochet.
She is a patient and encouraging teacher. I was able to do it under her watchful eye. Love my Grandma!! But curses to my camera, how I long for a fancy, new (to me) good one that's not a point and shoot.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I made these dolls this morning--one for Lil and one for Calvin for Christmas. I think they're quirky and cute with the arms pointing different directions and legs different lengths. Not intentional, but that's how it works out.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Fall seems to make me want to nest. I've been doing all sorts of projects, a big one being our screen porch (pics to come). I found this AWESOME vintage desk on craigslist (which happens to match a recently painted chair!) and drove down south last night to pick it up. The ensuing mess of transferring everything over was a PITA, but now everything is nice and organized.
before--a disorganized heap of a mess!
sewing table before--I was so over the pink!
sewing table after. LOVE it. I added a drawer pull too, and made a sewing machine cover since it's always out. I painted the wall shelf thing (show above) to match the lilac wall--a good place to keep scissors and pins out of reach of little hands.
This bus tent has seen some serious action. It was a christmas present for Grace in 1999! We videotaped her running from one end to the other popping her head out and saying "hi mom! hi dad!" Hard to believe Calvin is the 4th child of ours to play in it.
Friday, November 6, 2009
She proudly requested that I come and see what she had done and I just love this. A doggie printed on fabric, taped to her wall, using as much tape as is humanly possible (you can see the shine from the tape in the upper left hand corner up there). So awesome.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
here we have Daddy Pirate, Mama punk-ish witch, Wizard baby, Pirate-Zombie-Gothic big sister, Pirate big brother, and bumblebee Lils.
a fun time was had by all! i forgot to take pics of the awesome jack o lanterns. much candy was gathered and consumed...though i also paid out $8 in candy purchasing from 3 children (80 pieces @ .10 apiece).
yesterday we celebrated a special 12th birthday for Grace, complete with homemade chocolate cake, ice cream, more candy, and a before bedtime '12 times the Sun' birthday ritual. Lils held the earth and walked around the Sun 12 times, we told a story about Grace for each year. hard to believe it's been that long. what a joy Grace is.