Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I've Moved...to Typepad

Hello my friends. I have moved to Typepad. Check out my new digs!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Projects

Focusing on what I love to do. Look out - Etsy here I come!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hanging a Swing

Given to the girls over a year ago 

Hung by someone not afraid of heights 

I savor these carefree days

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Handmade Gifts #1 - Money Pocket

My sweet neice, Maggie, turned 6 today. I made her a little drawstring bag and embroidered her age on it. I put 6 dollar coins in the bag to make a perfectly lovely gift. I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simple Skirts

Yesterday I made Nola this skirt for school.

One of my earliest memories is staying with my nanny in Cambridge, England and her making me a quick skirt while my mum was out. It was a simple cotton skirt - very flowery as was her way.

I was so excited and completely amazed that she could make a piece of clothing so quickly and without a pattern. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Bags

This project was a definite collaboration between the girls and I. The girls drew self portraits in chalk and then I embroidered their pictures and made the bags. I am really pleased how the bags came out and the girls are very proud of them. And the best thing is that their first school bags are so meaningful, so personalized and so them.

Photo Exhibition

Nola and Kira documented their everyday lives for a photo exhibition over at lilla a.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Sweet Daisy Party

The girls arrived home from their first week in the Daisy class at our Waldorf pre-school to a celebration fit for new daisies...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Kai...

I do believe this is my girls' first love letter...to their dear friend Kai who was sick on Wednesday and missed class. Nola and Kira directed their photo shoot, chose their favourite picture and have instructed me to put it on their blog. My goodness, how times have changed.

Hi Kai, I love you Kai. I want to play with you all the time Kai. These flowers will help you feel better soon. I love you Kai. See you on Monday. From Nola and Kira xx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kids Photo Exhibition at lilla a

Check out  lilla a - she is hosting a kids photo exhibition. It is so much fun to collaborate with other kids from all over the world to create a masterpiece. I know my girls will have so much fun taking pictures for this project. I hope you will consider joining in too.

Kids Art Work Preserved

A project in the works...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School Slippers

Yesterday we celebrated the girls' first day of Waldorf pre-school. The girls did great, but Eric and I were a nervous wreck.

I'm not sure if I made these slippers (here is the pattern) for the girls or for a mummy who needed to send her babes off surrounded by the comforts of home. I'm not sure if my story (that each little hand-stitch was a mummy hug) was for them or me.

I watched these sweet girls of mine, with slippers in tow, dance off into class and not look back. And I picked up hot, tired and very happy girls - who felt their mummy hugs all morning long.

Yes, it was good day at school.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Crafty Birds - Kid-made baby gift

Using fabric markers on plain burp cloths, the girls and boys made sweet gifts for baby Molly.

This is Nola's gift - a mummy with a baby inside.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Party Hats for Molly

To celebrate the birth of baby Molly, Willie and JT and Nola and Kira all decided weeks ago that she needed a birthday party. These 4 friends (all 3 years old) created the perfect celebration for their new little sister and friend.

Of course, I was delighted to sew felt party hats. The kids made cards and decorated burp cloths. We ate tiny cupcakes and sang happy birthday.

Welcome Molly!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010