Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oodles of Sewing

I've been VERY busy sewing. Both for my family, gifts and friends and for filling my shops. Have a peek. Here's Lil Lady in a dreamy wallpaper woven, fully lined Anna apron style dress and Mama made 1/2 sleeve t and leggings--I happen to REALLY love this number. Anna style apron dress, fully reversible. Pretty proud of this one --
A few reversible sweet pinafores--this on in Michael Miller Mod Posey

This one in Dick and Jane

Love this pink bunny toile and terrific polka dotted coordinate--
More Anna style apron dresses--this with one of my favorites-- Alexander Henry's carousel-- Created from a vintage 1972 pattern-pinafore, bubble suit and bonnet--
A simple but fun and comfy shirred dress in Littlest Pet Shop fabric-

All this and, honestly, TONS more. Feel free to visit my store or request a custom. I LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS! :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Day In The Life of A Homeschooling Family

I've not done one of these in a long time .. ever?..

Here's a blurb of our day:

Up, showered, breakfasted and out by 10 am to go on an adventure to Spider Gates. It's an amazing place. Our family had been there before-- to geocache-- but love the walk and the stories behind the mystery. In short, it's a wonderful little VERY OLD graveyard dedicated to Quaker families. Legends abound but, regardless, the coins on the gravestones are a pretty neat fact to share! This time, we had our friends come with us.

Some pictures to share:
Yes, all those who had them brought their cloaks. It was Puppy Feet's idea but, no worries, we didn't do any pagan or satanic rituals.

A little game of "Pooh Sticks"

Hey! It looks like a skull under the waterfall! (ok, may be difficult to see here but it was neat!)

After that, we came home and had lunch. Chores were tended to and then everyone took a break(which included the shiny box with lights ) After a bit of that, Lil Lady and I played a round of a CandyLand knock off and then a math game the kids got for Christmas. Puppy Feet pulled Dad aside, who came home early from work, and played a game of Chess. I finished sewing an outfit for Lil Lady and Puppy Feet made a cake!

Later, after playing outside riding scooters and 'planting' (uh a little too early but don't try to explain that to Lil Lady), a friend came by to hang out and The Oldest went off to Confirmation class. Dinner was yummy. I, then, went to church service, children used the homemade frosting I whipped up to frost the cake, and the night went on with the usual avoiding-bedtime routine.

That concludes a mini-day in the life of a homeschooler. Not so bad..... We kinda like it.