Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
And now we arrive at the flip side of joy...the painful, unfair, scary, and unknown circle of life side. News that Peder is terribly sick and facing another cancer site - and he's the age of our son John. News that a father of four young children in Minnesota has lost his life battle, news that a beloved Mother-in- Law to Melissa has passed away in Pennsylvania, news that a friend has had a serious car accident, news that Anne's friend is having difficulty carrying her twins, news that the search for survivors in Haiti is now officially ended.
I try to be one who looks towards the bright side of life, but today I feel sad for the dear ones who are having the walk through darkness. I pray for you, and it is my hope that the circle of life will soon bring the good stuff back...it's there but has a timeline all of its own.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The way I tweaked this project was putting a little scarf around the gnome and later gluing it to the corner of a picture frame. I found E-L-L-I-E letter stickers and adhered them to the bottom of the frame. Then I applied a varnish sealer to the frame to further finish off the look.
Now the picture frame is placed inside a little cubby shelf that is above the crib in our home nursery nook. The little baby in the small frame above Ellie's is her Mama's newborn picture. I love my girls! (And guys!)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Proof positive of her dimples. Oh, my goodness.
And there you have it. As much as I would love posting daily updates of beautiful Ellie and her family, I am going to be mindful of their privacy. Please check out their blog to see their latest Ellie news.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
The green and cream desk will be used for the changing table
with a comfy pad on it. It used to be my girlhood desk!
The dust ruffle was made from a soft green vintage chenille bedspread I found in a thrift store. The trims were found at a garage sale in our City Nest neighborhood. The rest of the bedding was made from chair fabric scraps.
We are now in the home stretch of waiting for occupant #3 to arrive. We're ready!