Monday, December 31, 2007
I count my blessings, they are abundant. I look around and can't believe these 2 little ones are ours. The end of a year causes me to reflect a little. And even through some of the challenges, I feel so lucky. This is a year of possibilites, endless adventures and a new beginning.
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 28, 2007
All baked and decorated by my little sister, Julie. We've been nibbling on them for days now and they taste as delicious as they are pretty. Thank you, Julie.
We actually managed to paint and semi-setup my new sewing room just in time to do some Christmas crafts. My niece Madeleine spent Christmas Eve morning with us and we decorated these dolls. I got the idea from here, and printed off the design from Kiddley's site.
They were so much fun, I even had Glen into it.
After that we made some tree ornaments. I had cut out dozens of felt Christmas trees, Snowmen and Gingerbread men but the kids were only interested in making one each. I am still not used to the attention spans of children under the age of 5. I think they turned out adorable and hopefully we've started a new tradition of making one each year.At the last minute, I decided to make Madeleine this little doll quilt. It was so much fun to finally make something pink and girlie. I'm working on another girlie project for my other little niece next. Stay tuned!
I hope everyone's holiday's were filled with family, friends, good food and sweet memories.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
There are matching coasters as well, but for the time being they remain tucked away in a box.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I have been gathering ideas and finding inspiration all over the place. I've added some amazing blogs to my sidebar which I visit regularly. I've also been flipping through old and new books that are really motivating me to start new projects.
We've decided to convert a spare bedroom into a studio of sorts. A creative den where I can lay out all of my stuff and be able to pick up and drop projects in between bathtime and stories or at any given moment. I am so excited! My sewing machine is coming out to see the light of day again. I suspect she might need a tune up. The room has been painted a fresh coat of paint and it already looks great. I'm trying to find the right desk, lighting and storage ideas for my threads, fabrics and books. It's exciting but I will have to be patient as Camden's birthday parties and all things Christmas have been consuming every spare second I have. With Christmas a week away, it's time to buckle down on wrapping gifts and baking too.
Hopefully by the new year, my room will be in working order and I will show you something exciting.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I can't believe 4 years have passed already. He has turned into such a charming, sensitive and funny little man. I thought I'd name off some random things that make him so special:
1. He is a deep thinker and makes interesting observations at the oddest times. You can really have a great conversation with him.
2. He is the farthest thing from shy and loves to have in-depth conversations with people in the park, stores or on the street.
3. When he smiles, his entire face lights up and you can't help but smile too.
4. He is always concerned about the well being and happiness of his loved ones.
5. He is generous with his hugs and compliments.
6. He loves to play with my hair, and asks for my permission each and every time.
7. Not only does he love to dress up as Peter Pan, but he also bears a striking resemblance, don't you think?
We are so proud of the little man he has become.