Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Daily Candy 100 Day Giveaway

This started on June 15, but goes through SEPTEMBER! Be sure to remember to enter every day, the prizes are GREAT!

good luck!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rag Curls

Miss Mae has been asking for curls for weeks. We tried to curl her hair up with a curling iron for a Fancy Nancy party last summer, but her sweet, soft, baby hair simply won't hold a curl that way. My mom used to curl my hair at night with rag curls, so we gave it a shot! She ADORED the entire process, and it went pretty quick. I used these disposable things I found at the store, and tied up pretty curls in her wet from the bath hair. (I'm going to use cotton ones from now on, these were actually pretty difficult to use.) She slept on them all night, and then this morning we woke to these lovely curls!! She was preening and posing in front of the mirror for EVER! It was great fun. She's decided we are going to do this every single day... We'll see!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lego Guggenheim

Lego. Guggenheim.
Perfect for Mr. H. Although he is NOT allowed to go into architecture....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Fairy Party.

Miss Mae and I went to the MOST lovely party EVER last weekend. It was a Fairy Mud pie party! Miss Esther and Miss Anna were the birthday girls, and Esther's parents and little brother were the hosts. (They were also kind enough to share their photos with me!) We walked into a gorgeous backyard (that has inspired me to work on our sad, barren backyard) filled with spaces. I don't know how to say it better than that - it was filled with SO many spaces! A little place to sit here, a garden there, a path over a hill and through the bushes here, a tree swing there... It felt like ten backyards. The center piece of the party was the fairy tree. Little baskets and pails were strung from the tree with pretty pieces of ribbon. Each basket had a different tiny fairy building material: tiny pine cones, little bits of sticks, feathers, sunflower seeds, flower petals, pine needles... At the base of the tree sat flower pots filled with more supplies. Everything looked like it had been there for ages - settled by the fairies themselves. I wanted to plop myself down and build some fairies a HOUSE! Instead, though, Miss Mae and I chose the perfect little bits for her pail and found some perfect little shells in the sand box and oo'ed and aah'ed over each tiny addition.

Here are he birthday girls in THE tree.

Miss Raven choosing her fairy mud pie supplies from THE tree.Some finished fairy mud pies. Really, they are the most beautiful mud pies I've ever seen!

The party favors (apart from the sweet buckets filled with the building supplies) were handmade washcloths - each one different - bundling a darling little shaped soap and tied up with a strip of ribbon. Perfect for washing up after an afternoon of playing in the mud. This was so much more than a birthday party! We were transported into another world for the afternoon. Thank you for the gift!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ReadyMade - Projects - Miss Modular

How stinking cool is this? As a mom who spends a good amount of every single day making spaceships and space stations out of Legos, I'm impressed! Love that she has taken such a utilitarian toy and made them into ART!
Well done!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fabulous New Laura Gunn Fabric at Michael Miller

Michael Miller has a new line by Laura Gunn!! YUM! I don't usually like the painterly quality in fabrics - I tend to like solid colors, know what I mean? I don't like the scratchy/sketchy quality on fabric. But OH MY, these are LOVELY. and inspiring. And have changed my mind. The colors are insane.

And wouldn't you know it? She is the sister-in-law of Heather Bailey!! Whose fabric I also love. So how much do you have to pay to get to be part of THIS family?! i mean, REALLY.