After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handmade Holiday 2011 - getting started

Alakai and Audrey's parents, read no further.  Don't spoil it!!!
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Even though I haven't posted any "Handmade Holiday" posts this year, I HAVE been participating in it.  I've been crafting up a storm!  I just got a late start this year so everything is in completion mode as I type.  Here's a few I'll share tonight, and there will be more in the coming days as I finish each little one up.


Here's Lissy modeling the nightgown I made for her cousin, Audrey.  This is the best pic I could get.  Lissy was wiggling with excitement because I'd pulled her out of bed for these pics as I'd forgotten to take them and was packing the box right then.  Honestly, I am not happy with the nightgown.  BUT, I sent it anyways.....just like I sent her the shirt I made for her birthday, which I was ALSO not happy with.  In my defense, I sent other gifts too, both times.  Audrey, I promise, the next thing I make you will rock!  I used my self drafted nightgown pattern, which I love.  But I made it using cotton instead of flannel because Audrey lives in a hot climate.  Well, for some reason, I just didn't like how it looked in the cotton.  Lesson learned.



This little set is a Montessori inspired sensory tub for my bright and busy nephew.  Its a color themed box.  I dyed rice and put it in one bag.  Then I gathered objects, painted a few, and put the trinkets in another bag.  Then I made a color mat in case he felt like sorting out the objects.  All went into a broiling pan and off it went to Alaska.  A sensory tub ready to go!

And lastly, I made myself a little something, which was REALLY nice.  :)  I made myself a little ornament for my Christmas tree.  A wren.

3 comments:

  1. I think the nightgown looks wonderful! And the sensory tub is so colorful I want to play with it. And, darling wren!

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  2. O what a cute little wren for Mama and for Wren. I love it. The night gown looks great to me too. I am betting Audrey will love it. I am going to find some objects to put on the stripe side of Tyden's quilt you made and we can match on it. Great ideas for Alakai. Be proud little Mama!

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