Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I have had many in my lifetime... cardboard... metal... wood.
Both of my daughters have lovely wooden houses which they stored at my house when they 'left the nest'. Kristin's chalet-style house is stored on a shelf in the basement, but Wendy took hers with her when she moved to Arizona last month.
This house is Wendy's. I remodeled it several summers ago and it has lived on a step in the sun porch since then. An adorable family of 3 bears (from England) resided in the house. It was such fun decorating it for each of the seasons. But now it's gone!
So, I found a dollhouse kit online and it just arrived. I'm really pleased with the quality of the wood, etc. It's going to be a lot sturdier than most I looked at in Hobby Lobby. The finished house in the photo below is not the way mine will look when completed. I have a lot of 'tweaking' to do. It's small 24"x16" and 20"high (1" to 1' scale). Just right for the TV/guest room and sturdy enough for visiting little people to play with.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
My daughter picked up her new puppy today from the breeder. He's a Westie (West Highland Terrier) and is 5 months old. She and Darin bought him over a week ago, but Wendy had an 8 day business trip and didn't want to bring him home until she returned. They named him Wyley. The pool he's playing in was his favorite activity at the breeders and they gave it to Wendy to take with her. They live in Arizona where summers are VERY hot, so I can see why Wyley loves his water play so much. Wendy took these photos this afternoon on their patio. It's a very little pool... but just right for him at this size.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Instead of journaling in a narrative form, I just added a list of adjectives that described Wendy.
Monday, August 20, 2007
My dad had to go to New York after a hurricane hit the East coast when I was young. He was there to assess damage and was gone for 3 long months. Each day in the mail he sent me a Hallmark Doll Card. I eventually had all three collections... Land of Make Believe... Dolls of Many Nations... Little Women (from the book).
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The girls and I had always been Raggedy Ann book fans.
They had the cutest jumpers with R. Ann on the front and they wore them to shreds.
I found a copy of their favorite book on ebay and bought it. Scanned the cover and an illustration from the story. Printed and cut and embellished.
I had a photographer go to the park with the girls when they were little and just work with black and white film. Recently I printed a sheet with multiple copies of Wendy laughing and repeated the 'multiple idea' with several styles of the word SMILE. Much brighter in person.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
More time with good friends Jen and Chris...
because they're not working in the summer.
Our husbands are shucking corn and tending the BBQ
so that we can have lots of 'together time'.
The glorious 4th of July!
Flowers in the window boxes.
Monday, August 6, 2007
3. Helen from Hancock Updates because she is such a caring, dear person and soooo talented with photography and digital scrapping.
4. Isabelle from In This Life because she was the first person I met when I started my blog and she's got the greatest little kittens you'll fall in love with.
5. Samantha from The Handmade Dress because she makes the most beautiful, detailed smocked dresses for little girls. They are beyond beautiful and so worth looking at.
If you click on their sites you can find out for yourself why they are so special.
It would be fun and meaningful to do this with your family. At the end of the day, ask if anyone has something to add to 'The Blessing Book'. Record it! If a child wants to draw a picture to be pasted onto the page, that would be a wonderful addition. After a while your family will become more aware of 'small' things that are special.
And what a lovely family tradition.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
The bow on the pocket was removed as I thought it looked too 'foo-foo' for Wendy. She lives in Arizona so the colors are good year-round.
Next project... hmmmm?? Something for my other daughter Kristin? A Kaffe Fassett quilted purse with tortoise shell handles for Fall? So many possibilities...
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
.....you request double prints when you take your film in for processing - and there isn't a kidshot on the roll.
.....when the phrase "Block Parent" doesn't refer to neighbourhood safety.
.....when your 3 yr old knows what an Ohio Star is and looks forward to finding "frabric" in the mail as much as you do.