Sunday, August 19, 2012

keeping calm and crafting on...

While there has been so much change happening here over the past few weeks I have really striven to maintain as much normalcy as possible and for me and the kids a lot of that has to do with the activities we do and sticking to our daily rhythm.
We are still going out for lots of walks and playing in the woods and on the beach. We are meeting with friends and we are crafting...
 I finished this wee 11 inch custom doll
 Benny has been helping Rebe explore the sewing box I got her for her birthday. He made his first actual 'thing'
 a tiny, toy pillow.
Joa has been beading
Benny doing jigsaws
 Rebe has been sewing a doll. The doll is a kit her aunt and uncle gave to her for her Birthday.

 I think she is just wonderful
 Not perfectly copied from the pattern, but perfect in that she is a creation made of love and effort and a couple of pretty spectacular tantrums
I noticed that the doll I am working on has a similar feel:
 though I've managed not to have quite as many tantrums over her lol.
 We've been gardening and picking the veggies growing in the field and in the green house. We cooked a stew using only home grown things, and gosh was it yummy and I felt so proud!
 We also decided that the mama bird was definitely not coming back to the eggs she had left in our bird box so Rebe has taken it upon herself to try and hatch them. Benny thinks there might be hens inside!

Oh and the last bit of crafting I want to share with you:
 This is the dress I made Rebe for her birthday.
 The fabric is a gorgeous hedgehog print I got from a seller on etsy ages ago
She really likes it and I am so pleased with how it came out.


  1. I've just caught the post about the changes you've been going through. I'm so sorry, sending you lots of positive thoughts. Take care

  2. Some beautiful makes! Your dolls never fail to amaze me, I think I love Nyah's more than she does ;)

  3. Oh, don't you just love spam comments!!

    I love that dress you made, it is beautiful! You made me laugh about the tantrums whilst making things. We beat ourselves up don't we when things go wrong!! I can't wait to give Eva her doll, she will just love it. I keep looking at the picture because it's so lovely. I think I will be more excited about her birthday than Eva!!


    1. I'm so glad that you like her so much Pippa and I hope that Eva will too, she'll be on her way tomorrow x x

  4. I've just read your other blog post and can now see what you mean by the changes you've been having. I hope you are ok and getting all the support you need from friends and family and your own beautiful creations. xxxx

  5. Rhythm replaces strenth...blessings to your family.

  6. Beautiful creating! and i think he doll is just perfect!

  7. What wonderful creativity!! Your dolls are beautiful. I just bought the supplies to make my first Waldorf doll with money I got for my birthday. I hope it turns out looking at least half as nice as yours.

    I love your children's creations as well!! My daughter has been wanting to learn to sew, but hasn't quite gotten the movements down.

    Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!