Wishing there were pirates
29 Tuesday Sep 2015
29 Tuesday Sep 2015
07 Tuesday Oct 2014
Posted All Sparkled Up, color, family, flowers, grandkids, nature, photography, sparklingin
All Sparkled Up, color, flowers, grandkids, nature, photography, photos, pink, pink things
17 Tuesday Jun 2014
Posted beading, crafts, dolls, family, grandkids, On my Worktable, sewingin
…and a doll, Sarah, with her girl. I made the doll for her three years ago, following a wonderful Indian Dolls pattern by Joan Russell. (Woman’s Day magazine, 1966) Sarah was showing signs of love and needed a new dress.
I wasn’t up to sewing so I sat in the rocking chair and cut out pieces to make a “no sew” doll dress out of non-fraying stretchy, shimmery fabric. We cut a rectangle with a small slit in it big enough to fit the doll head for the bodice and slid it over the doll’s head. I cut narrow “ribbon ties” in the side of the bodice and tied it at the doll’s waist.
The skirt was a long rectangle with tiny slits across the top through which I threaded a long pink fabric sash and tied the skirt around the doll’s waist. Doll dress made from three rectangles and no sewing. That was fun!
But a girl has to have beads, right? So we strung beads together to form a necklace and made loops of beads to put over the skirt sash.
Sarah looked lovely in her stylish, beaded ensemble but of course a girl with imagination won’t let a tray of beads go to waste. So a tiny stone was the friend of hundreds of little beads…
…which kept piling on top of her and looking like snow…
Children have exquisite imaginations!
17 Thursday Apr 2014
Posted family, grandkids, photographyin
04 Tuesday Mar 2014
Posted All Sparkled Up, books, grandkids, sparkling, Uncategorizedin
books, children, grandkids, kids, playing restaurant, pop up book, queen, story, the Prince, The Princess
The table was set with an exquisite pedestal chandelier. Delightful piano music wafted through the door. The King, the Prince and the Princess looked over the royal menus.
[I bought the book, Princess Palace by Jacqueline East, years before my granddaughter was born. It is one of her most loved books.]
01 Wednesday Jan 2014
Posted family, grandkids, New Yearsin
It was a memorable New Year, 2014 was.
26 Thursday Dec 2013
Posted by Julia Monroe | Filed under Christmas, family, grandkids, Uncategorized
28 Monday Oct 2013
Posted All Sparkled Up, family, flowers, grandkids, photography, sparkling, sunlightin
costume, family, flower fairy, flowers, granddaughter, grandkids, imagination, photo, photography, wood fairy
29 Sunday Sep 2013
Posted grandkids, Little Plastic Bears, sparklingin
The little bears go a-sailing in the toy boat.