Thursday, April 12, 2012

Loving these Spring Days

Goodness! it has been gorgeous outside. Beautiful blue skies and white clouds and the sun shining softly.

Some of the garden is in. Potatoes, spinach, peas, broccoli, onions etc. The spring stuff. Although, I'm not sure I should say we have spinach. I bought some spinach seed from an heirloom seed place and once again the seed did not come up! I'm about to give up on heirloom seed or at least their heirloom seed.

I've been indoors more than out though. Keeping laundry going, feeding the family, doing school and working on dolls as I can.

2 new dolls are sitting in the shop. Hopefully someone will claim them soon.

This little red is Kelly Jean. I am loving her red curls. Embroidered on her cardigan is a paraphrase from 1 Corinthians 13 "Love hopes all things." There are wool felt hearts stitched on the other side.

Wrennie was a lot of fun to make. I saw her in my mind and she is one of the rare dolls that I saw in my mind and out she came looking like what I was seeing.

Her dress is knit from soft Malabrigo yarn.

I hope all my blogging friends are doing well. :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Livie Sews

Livia has been on a sewing kick lately. Daily she has been asking to make something for her dolls.
So far she has made the pink shirt that Esther is seen wearing. Both skirts seen in the pictures and a pair of pants for her dolls.

Its easy to see that her seems are getting straighter and she is able to take care of little glitches that come up with her sewing machine.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Spring Spring

Spring is here!
The trees are budding.
Grass is growing and looking fresh and green.
My peach trees are beautiful with their pink blossoms.
I've had the pleasure of being woke up to the joyful sound of birds singing. I've lingered in bed a few mornings to listen and interpret what the sing song chirps and trills are saying.

I found myself humming this this song this morning.
Spring, Spring, Spring from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

We have raked and raked the yard. Burned and hauled off leaves. The garden is plowed. There are 50lbs of seed potatoes, 2lbs of onions, spinach, pea etc waiting for the rain to go away and the garden to dry out, for planting.

I've been working on a few new dolls. The birds and their singing have inspired me.