Thursday, May 6, 2010

Home Is Where the Heart Is

This embroidery by Ana Ventura would make a lovely Mother's Day or house warming gift. N'est pas? Visit her shop to see more lovely gift ideas.

On a personal note, I've been drawing a lot of houses lately. The little one insists I put a house in each of our drawings. I always put a little heart in the eaves of the house, so this piece makes me think of our time drawing together. I draw, Little Miss Bossy dictates content. I'll have to post one of our creations.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For Your Little Dreamer

I think this print would be so sweet in a small child's room. I know I want my little one to be surrounded with affirmative and uplifting thoughts. In fact, I think the little one inside all of us could use more positive messaging in our lives.

There's plenty of positive and loving messages at The Love Shop.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Little Helper

I'm so proud of my little one, for many reasons, but what stood out today is what a good little helper she is. She helps me when I empty the dishwasher, she helps me when I clean and when I cook. She can assemble the dinner salads by herself. She helps dry the lettuce in the spinner and then divies up the ingedients I give her. Sometimes the salads are a little uneven but extra delicious because of the love that goes in to them.

Today she out did herself and helped me mulch the garden. I was filling a big bucket and she wanted to help carry it. The bucket was practically as big as she is, so I gave her a little plastic pot to fill. She went back and forth from the mulch pile to the garden beds as many times as I did. Finally she got tired and retired to the porch for some ice tea with Grandma. Despite the over-sized hat she insisted on wearing, she was red from the heat and covered with dust from the mulch. It broke our hearts. After a nice cooling shower we went out for ice cream. A little reward for a very good girl.

Teeny Tiny Fashion

I'm pretty sure if kids designed their own clothing it would look very much like JK Lange's designs for her Teenytini line. All of the pieces are crocheted using natural fibers to be super comfy for the little ones. Teenytini sizes run from 0-24 months. Hmm, I bet there are a lot of jealous three year olds out there.