Monday, September 30, 2013

Fluoro Week: Tooth Fairy Bag

A whole week of fluoro posts and projects.
Because I can't help but love it!
India's first wiggly tooth required her own tooth fairy bag. 
Each lost tooth is a memorable occasion in the lives of my children: the excitement when it first wiggles; the countdown and day-by-day mirror peering; and the decisions about when and how to give it the final pull. Though the tooth in the bag is swapped for a coin, I hope that these pouches will also keep hold of the memories and that they will become personal keepsakes for my kids (Elara's is here).
India's was inspired by this and this
And it's out!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Picking Pockets

One girl in my family is fascinated by all things nature.
She would run her fingers across the grass and smile at the sound of a rustling leaf, as a baby.
She grows seeds and draws tulips and notices the patterns in the clouds.
She picks flowers.

And a girl who picks flowers needs pockets in her skirts.
So I made her (and her sister) one each from this tutorial.
To celebrate this girl, and affirm her love of creation, we got up close and personal with some blossoms in a day trip to Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers.  
All the kids had a turn taking photos so that they will have plenty of visuals when they want to sketch or remember.
And the girls ended the day with some dancing in a gorgeous garden at dusk.

Monday, September 2, 2013

It's a (Geometric) Girl!

Her Mum (my sister) is lively, bold, energetic and modern.
But also sweet, loving, generous and compassionate.
This quilt pattern (found here at See Kate Sew, and which I sized down to travel quilt size), seemed a perfect fit for her new baby bundle. 
The bold of the black and white. 
The sweet of the pale pink. 
The fun of the watermelon and orange.
Arden Glow, you will be a patchwork of joy!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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