Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Love

The kids really get into celebrating at our house. They work so hard on making gifts for the whole family, it really astounds me! Mia set the table for a special Valentines lunch and made it so darling. I found the prettiest little silk dress at the thrift store for Vivienne, so she had to get dressed up.


I had to share Jasper's dog bone stamp thank you notes, to follow his puppy birthday party! We had fun printing them with a potato . And the last photo, a glorious mango lassi. Could anything be more amazing than cardamom and mango together? Seriously.

Which bring me to a favorite Rumi quote... "Let the Beauty We Love be What We Do" - Katie Daisy's printed version is so pretty.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

This is Mia's own Valentines Day photo which I helped with on Photoshop. I hope you are enjoying the  sweet lovies in your life as much as I am! XOXO

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photographer in the Making

I loved watching Jasper as he set up my tripod and look for the image that he wanted. He made a little curtain for his secret studio. It was very sweet! I only took a quick photo because I didn't want to interfere with his work. The girls are also very interested in photography now. I remember when I began to love photography around 9 years old. I entered my photos in the 4-H county fair! I can't wait to share Mia's valentine photo creation this year. (to come...)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Puppy Party

New friends... Gnomie made by Ines, felted sock monkey made by Mia

 The chocolate cupcakes were delicious. I used Martha Stewart's one bowl chocolate cupcake recipe, and her chocolate-sour cream frosting. Jasper told me that he wanted "grown-up" chocolate for his birthday cake!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Creative Friday

Since it was fun to participate in Linda's Creative Friday last week, I thought I would share what I am up to. Someone very sweet is having a birthday soon. And he wants a doggy theme. So here is what I have been working on for him. Shhh, don't tell!

And here is a puppy pillow that I am working on. I upcycled a wool sweater for the pillow cover, and the puppies are cut from gorgeous wool felt planted dyed by mamajudes on etsy. I love her goods!

This final project is one that (I am embarrassed to say) I began when Mia was a toddler! It is a cute alphabet wall hanging kit from Magic Cabin, something they no longer offer. I have pulled it out of the closet and commissioned my girls to help finish it. I love the wool felt, but the moths have eaten a few nibbles... I will have to make a few mends.

The dreary winter weather is perfect for staying busy indoors here. Happy Crafting!