Sunday, December 27, 2015

51/52 and 52/52 Yuletide Cheer



"A portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2015"

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Yuletide greetings! I hope you're spending the last days of 2015 with warmth and joy.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

50/52 Green Grass in December




"A portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2015" 

Oona and Elsa: frolicking in the unseasonably warm weather... making grass angels and dancing in the sunshine

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Something for the Dollies



The Christmas workshop is in full swing. I'm currently working on crochet/sewn doll carriers for the girls using the crochet blocks you see above. I was going to make them entirely crochet, but realized it would save a bit of time to sew on the backing and straps with some knit fabric. I also finished up some doll diapers yesterday. I'm a little scared looking at my handmade list this year. It's always far bigger than I can actually achieve, and Christmas seems to be coming extra fast this year. We've been reading "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by Frank L. Baum at bedtime, and I'm slightly jealous of all the help he gets with cooking and daily chores from his magical friends so that he can make beautiful toys all day. I could use some elves around here, for sure. I'm also a little jealous that he gets to live in "The Laughing Valley". It's a wonderful tale (we've never read it before), and I think it might become a yearly Christmas read. I think it's also time to start thinking about making some Christmas cookies... gingersnaps are always first on my list.
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Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .

Sunday, December 6, 2015

49/52 Getting in the Holiday Spirit


"A portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2015"

Elsa: peeking in to the world of gingerbread houses at the local folk life center
Oona: adding the magic to the top of the tree
 

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Friday, December 4, 2015

48/52 Lock Me Up

"A portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2015"
Oona and Elsa: jail birds of their own choosing

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