Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"One sunday morning the warm sun came up!"

When I showed a friend my newly completed set of dolls she looked at my beaming face and said "Sometimes you even impress yourself, huh?"  Well, yes I suppose I do.  Humbleness aside (actually, I'm still working on that trait) these dolls have got me floored!  I can only take a little credit on their beauty.  Eric Carle was the inspiration, and they were a custom request from a Mamma who clearly has an artistic vision beyond mine.  I told her I did not think I could do it, but her confidence in me spurred me to try.  

They were certainly fun to make, and like most moms these days I can recite Eric Carle books by memory so his cute stories were running though my head with every stitch.  If you are wondering my favorite Eric Carle book is the Grouchy Ladybug, but Brown Bear, Brown Bear is the book that has seen the most wear!  What's your favorite Eric Carle book?  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dragon Party!

My smiley silly happy boy has just turned 4!  He is obsessed with super heroes.  Much to my dismay he wants to battle evil and destroy bad guys most of the day.  Typical.  But when I direct his play towards dragons his imagination expands.  He takes his dragons on grand adventures and explorations, at times his is a dragon and sometimes he is a knight with dragon pets for protection.  But my favorite is in the evening when his beloved Petit Ame Dragon becomes his baby to care for.  He sings to him and pets him, makes sure he is comfy and puts him to sleep just right with a little story, hug and kiss.  I love dragons, I love how the fantastical nature of the Dragon can inspire my son to stretch his imagination.  Cleary decided that he would have a Dragon themed party for his 4th birthday.

Party favors for the guests were upcycled dragon tees.  I made 15 tee shirts for $18.00.  Thrifty and Green!   They also doubled as decoration.

The kids all had fun taking a chance at smashing the dragon Piñata open!  I would have made a piñata but... making dolls is more fun.  Plus, would I really have been able to let them destroy it?

It's not a Dragon Party without pin the tail on the Dragon!

Poor guy, his cheek got pinned!

This is Nimbus, Cleary's new best friend.  I was lucky enough to have a doll exchange with Petit Ame.  Aren't her Dragons AMAZING!

Here's the birthday boy!