Saturday, September 19, 2009
While hers is a Frog Prince, mine is a (rather unusual looking) girl.... meet "Frogette":
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Amy from Badskirt. I have long admired her blog (I especially love seeing all the quilts she has made or is making and she also did a great series of posts on colour), and all her wonderful handmade hippos and other creations. Well, today I discovered not only is she crafty and clever, but totally lovely and generous too...
My girls were very excited to each receive a pair of these beautiful little button hair ties from Amy;
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
It's the fabulous blog of Sara Hicks Malone and a really wonderful place to be inspired for your next party. Make sure you also check out her designs on Hicks Paper Goods for modern invitations and personalised stationery. So many beautiful designs to choose from... Makes me want to have another party!
Thank you, Sara!
Inside, I made a bunch of padded fabric pages with zippers, buttons, buckles, colour matching games, hide-and-seek-in-the-grass and other fun things;
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Liv's book was covered in her love; Cakes!
Her activities were quite similar (the button page exactly the same) and also had a page of belt buckles.
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I had a few time constraints but I intend to add a couple more pages for her; one of a girl's face with wool for hair that can be plaited.... and a page of shoelaces for tying.
Sewing these books together was really fun. I tried to make at least a page (1 hour) every day. And I must admit, it was quite a labour of love... hours and hours and hours of cutting, pinning and sewing. Good practise for button holes, zippers etc. Not so easy on the purse-strings (I vaguely recall the purchase of just one set of buttons costing $40. Shhh! Don't tell Nick!) ... not to mention the ribbons, elastic, zippers, felt, other adornments and a pile of fat quarters. Yikes! [I shudder to think of the total cost... but it was spread out over a number of weeks). I'm sure most could make something like this out of their stash and scraps...
The great thing is that the girls really love these books and it was a great little sanity-saver when we were sick last week. But I really do need a holiday now!