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blowing kisses

  • Posted on August 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

blowing kisses

noni and beezie blow kisses to their friends. they’ve been exploring the garden and beezie found a bee-yu-ti-ful flower. don’t let her demure look fool you, i had to bribe her to wear a dress and even then she adamantly refused to take off her goggles!

frock swap

  • Posted on July 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

knit dress and shoes

beezie is showing off the lovely clothes she got from aunty gill. it is unusual to find her in a dress. she graciously informed me that smidge could have it when she gets home, but i think she looks sweet in it. (she read that last over my shoulder and stated emphatically that she is NOT sweet, she is an explorer!

the second outfit from aunty gill was a lovely pair of knit pants and shirt. this one beezie claimed as her own but stated that smidge would have to get her own shoes as she is not giving these ones up.

knit top and pants

what we got in return

  • Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:32 pm

smilga outfit

here is an absolutely gorgeous outfit we got from smilga (see link on side to see more of her wonderful stuff!)

smilga dress with new wig

beezie wanted to show how nice it looks with her new hair and of course her ever present goggles 😆

we were fighting the wind (blowing her hair) our cat (sure she must be a strange mouse) and strong shadows ’cause it was kind of late in the day.  i’ll have to take a better picture later.

digging for gold (or pink)

  • Posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

fabric picking

i meant to add this post before smilga’s gift arrived and i posted the finished quilt. instead you get to see the “before” shot, after. 😆

i’m doing a swap with someone, a quilt for a crocheted dress. it’s a fun idea and the girls helped me pick out the fabric. they were busily diving through a bin of fabric looking for just the right ones. beezie is determined that the best fabric is down below, just waiting to be discovered, noni keeps get side-tracked. “this is pretty she exclaims, “i’d like something out of this….” she looks up beseechingly. ellyce is determined to keep them on track. “she SAID she wanted PINK!” she firmly instructs the other two.

smilga swap quilt

  • Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm

i did a swap with smilga (check out the link on the side to see her wonderful crocheted outfits). she couldn’t decide between pink to match her girls room

smilgas quilt pink

or turquise for her favorite color, so we did both!  the quilt is pink butterflies on one side,

smilgas quilt blue

and turquoise bears on the other.  the large pillows both reverse to turquoise and pink butterflies on the back, on the front one has a  pink butterfly, the other a blue bear.  the little ones are solid blue or pink, because the backing showed too much on the wrong side.  i tried a trick i learned elsewhere and put tiny glass beads in the quilt for stuffing.  this makes it drape realistically over the edge of the bed rather than sticking straight out.  it worked really well but was a lot harder to get the beads in past all the pieced seams, so i’m not sure i would try it again.

the pillows are stuffed with a mixture of stuffing and lavender.  the lavender makes for pleasant dreams and also allows for a bit of shaping under sleepy heads.

noni and beezie did a  quality control test and filled the quilt and pillows with best wishes before we sent them on their way.

realpuki frock swap

  • Posted on July 8, 2011 at 9:39 am

realpuki outfit from gill

here is ellyce admiring the wonderful swap goodies from gill.  she is marveling over the tiny stitches, but wonders when smidge will be here?

eiderdown/quilt swap

  • Posted on June 11, 2011 at 12:50 pm

eiderdown swap

i joined a swap for bedding for realpukis/ pukipukis.  my partner liked purple and teddies.  it was fun to do ’cause i love purple and teddies too, so i had lots of fabric that worked.  she sent me the dimensions she wanted and here is what i made.  i think it came out rather well.


here is a picture she took of her cute zoey with her new quilt


i think she looks rather sweet don’t you?