Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23

so the picture above was taken by a very nice photographer at Dustin's Christmas party (Sylvart Studios). Our free 5 x 7 is going in Brenna's room - I think it is a nice picture of Dustin and I :-) I wanted to post it to show off the pretty dress that I made to attend the party in - I think this pattern is a winner :-) (too bad you couldn't see my awesome boots - I may have to take a picture of just them to put on the blog - I think they are great (and they were my treat instead of buying a dress - I bought shoes). (and another winning feature of this pattern is that it was quick and easy - Dustin didn't tell me we were going to a semi-formal party for Saturday until Wednesday - so I think I managed to pull together a pretty nice look).

we had a small Christmas party this week in Wooster for our girls. Brenna loves her gifts - she did a whole fashion show for my parents on the computer with her new magnetic doll (and also for Mikayla) and we have read her new book every afternoon and evening this week :-) Annika and Joy - Thank you guys so much for the great gifts!! I made some gift items for Annika and Joy's little girls (and can now finally fit all my fleece in my closet - hmm - maybe I can give some more big fleece gifts to some more young children and finally be able to fit all my fabric in my closet - lol!) I made a Big Bird sleeping type bag - it was so big I think it could have fit all 3 girls inside, lol (sorry no pictures from my camera - I was trying to minimize the amount of dog hair it left my house with so I didn't have any spots to show it). I made a pillow clover for Joy's little girl below. The first picture she had just hugged it - I think she liked it and it was very soft (too bad it didn't really resemble the bear that it was to be...I think it would have helped if I would have made the nose bigger - but I used my embroidery program and it made just a tiny bear nose...)

I was busy yesterday (and this morning too, lol) making aprons for Brenna's school teachers (today was PJ day at school - I'm sure the teachers were thrilled that I decided to snap their picture this morning, lol). (If you click on the picture you can see the colors a little bit better - the main color was pink (of course - these were from Brenna) and then the tie and pockets were a mix of yellow, orange, and pink.
Merry Christmas - our Christmas cards have now been sent, but I'm sure they won't reach most of you until after the holiday - have a great one!

Hello All!!

Hope all is well out there! I am still very busy with my holiday crafting - I think I got a little carried away this year!
Brenna did have school this week, so it has helped me with getting most of my projects completed. I even have most all of our gifts wrapped - just need to decorate them with ribbon :-)
Well - I probably won't post again until after the holidays - hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Take Care!

3 comments:

heathmamagam said...

So, you are a beautiful couple all the time! with your pretty hair and the new dress! Great gift pics, and i think the pillow face is cute.!Aprons, how bright and fabulous!

mikaysmom said...

Everything looks great! the cards, the dress, the picture, the gifts! Wouldn't expect anything less!! ;o)

Annetta-B Photography said...

I just love your Christmas cards. The pictures and the cards are so well put together.

What a beautiful family you three make too!

Love it!