Hello. Welcome to a wonderful, new week!
Sunshine is surrounding me- spring is here! The tulips and daffodils jumped out of the ground over the weekend, we dug out the bikes and I began some much-needed outdoor spring cleaning.
Yesterday was one of "those days" in our house. Each of the kids needed to be somewhere (birthday parties) and I had to co-host a baby shower for my dearest and oldest friend. Needless to say, I was busy with party prep.
Luckily my daughter had given me her specific request for her little girl-friend's birthday present a few weeks in advance.
Back in September I had whipped up this patchwork pencil case for my own daughter as she entered grade 1.
So, for her 7th birthday, Olivia received her own patchwork case in her favourite shade of sunshiney yellow!!
I didn't own a lot of yellow fabric, so we journeyed to a nearby town and picked out a few pretty prints that were mostly yellow with hints of teal and pink.
The patchwork and machine quilting came together easily in one evening.
According to my daughter, the pom-pom trim is the STAR of the pencil case so we added a row to Olivia's case.
Ummm...and how about some ric-rac, too?
Of course, you can't give an EMPTY pencil case, so we grabbed this yellow notebook .....
...and sparkly pencil crayons while on a recent trip to Michaels.
Was my daughter pleased with how it turned out? Oh I think so.
And Olivia? Apparently she squealed with joy when she opened it!!
Excellent - that is the exact reaction I was going for!!
(Sorry no pics of that!)
Here's a little pic of another little project I put together in the last few days. Looking forward to showing you the rest of it in the coming days.
And in other news....
Our youngest son, Camden (who is four) began riding his big boy bike this weekend. Of course, he still needs training wheels, but he was up and down the sidewalk many times supported and encouraged by Daddy.
He was SO proud!!
And we are, too!!
Thanks for visiting,