Friday, May 30, 2008

World's Cutest Shoes Part II:

-Now she's SUPERfast!!
She loves these. I got them on eBay for a few bucks, and they came in the mail today. As soon as she saw them she wanted me to put them on her, and when I wasn't fast enough about it she held them up to me and cried about it. Then she did laps around the downstairs for half and hour. Makes me want to buy more itty-bitty shoes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I heart my new blouse:

Thank you again Diane for the pattern info. It's Simplicity 4077 (lengthened by 1 1/2"), and I made it out of curtains I got for a dollar or something at the Dorsey Street Exchange (my favorite second hand shop). There was a large portion that had fading from the sun, but I ended up with exactly what I needed anyway.

Gratuitous second shot:

...and detail of the cutest fabric EVER:

...and today's thrift store score:

That's right, it's a pressing ham. I now have need of one because I can truthfully say that I sew garments! I can press all the curves I want, and all for the measly sum of $0.50 -You can't beat that.

...also, Rayona had a lovely time with her cousin over the weekend:

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Little Woolen Prizes:

...for games at the May Faire that our local Waldorf School is having this weekend.

...lots of them.

At first I thought these came out a little funny looking, but then I gave one to Rayona to see what her reaction would be. She carried it around with her all morning, and just kept holding it up by the string and shaking it, and looking at it, and then holding it close to her chest and patting it like she does with her dolls. It was so cute, and suddenly they looked really sweet to me. I hope the other kids will like them -they are supposed to be for the fishing game.

As I was making these it occurred to me that this was sort of the first project I was doing for "Rayona's Class" (-even though she's not officially enrolled over there yet). She used to go with her babysitter and her son when I was still working, so everyone over there knows her, and we always make it for all the seasonal festivals and open house days. I really look forward to these things now that she appreciates dancing, and music, and singing so much. What fun. It just keeps getting better.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day... all of my blog friends! -And to me. This year I really feel like I've earned it, and I had a very nice day with my family which included a walk downtown, an ice cream sundae, and a special dinner, gift, and card from my husband. I'm so lucky.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Please give a listen:

I've just discovered this person, and I think her music is lovely. Rayona likes to stand in her little wagon and clap her hands and bounce to track 5. Won't you please also check out one of my all time favorites, and her husband. They've been with me for years, and I love them.