Friday, December 30, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Oh, and our day wouldn't have been complete if I had forgotten to mention that Brynnie's glasses arrived. So far she is quite willing to wear them.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Here are the fixings of what we made:
Saturday, December 17, 2011
My little helper, Blair, wanted to see what was going on up on the table SO BAD!!!
Brynn helped by making lots and lots of Christmas Cards.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Here are a few of the pages (made from felt):
A zipper pocket on one side, to hold the pieces of a rainbow on the other side:
Huge buttons with button-hole flaps on the left and a clock with moveable hands on the right:I made each page on an individual piece of felt, so I didn't have to worry about how the back looked. Then, I zig-zagged two pages back-to-back. I guess my sewing machine doesn't like felt, because at one point, in protest, pieces inside came out and I thought I had destroyed my machine. I stared at it for a while, tried to imagine what my Dad would do in this situation, and somehow managed to pop everything back into place. WHEW! What a relief.
Late last night I bound all the pages together by hand.
Merry Christmas Blair!
Merry Christmas Everyone Else!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
As you can see, despite much excited jabbering and attention getting from the grownups, the situation quickly deteriorated.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I finally finished my outdoor decorations, copying somebody else's idea. I used a red planter and turned a tomato cage upside-down (Helpful hint: Put something heavy in the bottom of the planter so that the wind doesn't tip it over during the next several days).
And let me tell you, in case you wondered, even the tiniest piece of fudge causes a massive spike in blood sugar. But oh, was it worth it.