Saturday, January 24, 2009

Twirly Girlie

My sweet love is obsessed with her tutu! Now that she is learning to use the potty she often is wearing it, and only it, if you know what I mean!

She loves to twirl!

And she's gone!

Christmas Stocking!

I am finally posting photos of the Christmas stocking I made Neva. I must say, I am really proud of it. I had never used a sewing machine before but with *much* help from my friend Rachel, here is the finished product!

A close up:

This is my favorite part, a little "lift and flap" tree! I just love the extra dimension it gives. This detail was unplanned in the original layout, but makes me smile every time I see it.

Her fun legs on the quilt-y snow backround add to the whimsy of it all.

In action Christmas Morning

I have the stocking my grandmother made me and Stuart has his childhood stocking as well. So I decided that instead of having matching ones, I wanted to make one for Neva so we all have a little piece of our childhood hung up during the holidays. I came up with the layout mostly on my own, although I must admit the elf girl is a variation of one I saw on the internet.

I hope Neva loves this as she grows older as I do the one made for me by my grandmother.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gathering Drum

Neva's grandparents got her this amazing gathering drum for Christmas! She and all her friends love to bang on it! It has such a beautiful tone and is so wonderfully made. Her favorite thing to do with it is line up her Candy Land playing pieces in a nice neat line in the middle of the drum, then bang away and watch them dance right off the drum!

Solstice Party