Thursday, October 29, 2009
And what was all that constructing for? They were building a sewing cabinet for Mama! My very own little room (without all that carpet to clean!)!!! I can work on a project here and there, leaving everything just where I want it and shutting the doors to keep both little hands and little crafts safe.
As you can see, I haven't fully moved in, but I'm already using it! Children flying past before my camera shutter can barely blink? No problem - just shut the doors and everything's out of the way! This was such a great idea, and it came straight from the pages of a book my Moma sent me called Weekend Sewing. Love it!
Thanks to my boys (all three of you). You really are so very sweet to me!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Once outside, he made a bear cave, and filled it with rocks, just like in the book (this is one of the ways the greedy king tries to execute the quiltmaker). Then he made a little bear pillow by folding up some grass & leaves into a washcloth, just like the quiltmaker did for her bear...
He even drew a great picture of the king, which is most definately going into our reading folder (it's kind of a portfolio of our book-related learning)! I am amazed by the creativity one little book can encourage, and will most definately be looking to get my hands on a family copy to grace our shelves.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
His next present was pull-ups for sleeping in. We had been building up this little holiday for so long, that he was even excited about those!
Of course our Boxer Day had a little something to encourage big brother, since it's his job to encourage Micah with the whole potty thing, and that's a pretty big responsibility. He was thrilled about the tiny little knight I had made for him...
And as a grand finale, Micah received his own pirate, because he's a big boy now. We named him Pirate Will (we have a Pirate Jack, and I thought Will would be easy to remember... Will as in Captain William Turner. It goes rather nicely with Jack, and is much easier to say than Barbosa! Not that they know who any of those people are!). Micah was sooooooo excited!
To add to the excitement, Nana called, just to wish Micah a Happy Boxer Day!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
B. Odd-Green. It looks green in real life, and not at all appealing, but on screen it's a kind of gray. There are two pics of this one, so you can see it with different fabrics.
C. White Textured. I threw a fluffy scrap under her bum, but I think it makes her look like I've left her on the floor. Er, try to ignore that, if you can.
So that's what I have lying around. I actually have a very strong dislike for one of them, and am totally at a loss between the other two.
So let me know what you think: Denim, Odd-Green, or the Textured White.
I'll leave you with a picture Levi drew, based off of a book we read this week called Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile.
Oh, and for those of you photo-whizzes out there wondering why I don't just get a light box, here's why: 1. I'd love a fancy, fold-up and easily stored, free light box. If you know where those are located, please let me know. 2. I could totally make one, but I'd need a pretty big box for my dolls to fit in, and it wouldn't fold, nor would it fit through the trap door into the attic. Since there's no where to put such a monstrosity, that's out.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I got to work taking the skirt apart from the seams, and then went to sewing, with my own twists on SouleMama's pattern. I didn't make my box pleats as big as I would have liked, since the skirt already had some shaping.
I really got a kick out of turning some old things that have been lying around into something useful! Here's the new bag, all ready for Tuesday church. On Tuesdays my regular little bag just doesn't cut it, because I need to tote along my Bible study book, and then whatever artwork the boys come up with in their groups. It's not a lot, but it's awkward holding hands through the parking lot with all that stuff!
Here's a good shot of the vintage lining...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here are the boys playing with Gramma (after the whirl-wind tour they gave her)...
The next morning the boys woke up ready to play some more, and Grampa got the BIG morning hug from Micah!
...and then Micah helped me make cinnamon rolls!