It's a busy time of year with tomorrow starting the December festivities so I'm rolling WIP Wednesday, Ginny's Yarn Along and a mention of our Advent activities all in one post!
First up, my biggest WIP over the last several weeks (ok, my second biggest since Finn's quilt probably qualifies as the biggest) has been Elizabeth's doll bed and linens. I finally finished up her sheets, made from the same vintage sheet that I used for the backing of our picnic blanket.
I decided to stain the unfinished wood bed with watercolor paint and seal it with beeswax. The pink looked really bright when I was painting it, but it settled into the wood grain nicely.
I'm really excited about gifting Elizabeth with this little doll bed. I just think it turned out completely adorable. :)
For my Yarn Along this week, I'm working on a hat for one of my cousins, who has been incessantly begging me to make him a hat. Since I just saw him over Thanksgiving, I told him I'd get on it asap. I'm reading my Christmas in the Family book that I'd lost for so long. (more about that here) I've also been flipping through a new Christmas story book I bought for the kids.
After reading Grace's post on mindfulness at Advent and seeing her Advent list, I was inspired to come up with my own Advent list. A few of our activities are local to our area, but many of them are just geared toward having a few moments of special time during this busy season, like our breakfast of sweet potato biscuits with honey butter for breakfast tomorrow morning to kick off the month of December. I noted the days when Paulie and Philip would be with us so I could plan our most family-oriented activities during those days when we're all together. (And there are 2 days when we'll be completely kid-free, although I'm sure we'll be enjoying some fun seasonal activities on those days as well!)
I think that sounds very busy-- and very filled with fun! We are stealing some of your ideas...ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous quilt, and doll bed you have made Joy! It sounds like you have a wonderful month ahead, and I just have to try those biscuits. They sound so good.ReplyDelete
I just love that little doll bed and quilt! The hat looks like it was one to pester you for, very nice with all that ribbing!ReplyDelete
You've been busy! I'm making table linens for my granddaughters' kitchen set Christmas ft, so it feels as though we are in a similar place. :)ReplyDelete
The ribbed hat is one of my favorite patterns, too. Here's my yarn along link. http://mymummyknits.com/yarn-along/
Love the doll bed. My little would be so happy to have one like that too, I bet... better get daddy busy on that!ReplyDelete
What a fun list of activities, and that doll bed is adorable!!! My little girl would be over the moon over something like that!!ReplyDelete
Oh my do I just love that doll bed! You have been very busy :) I think I'm going to have a closer look at your advent list to *grin*. Have a wonderful day :)ReplyDelete
I love the doll bed, it looks great stained and with the bed covers. I bet Elizabeth will be trilled with this beautiful gift! Wow, I wish I were this organised and had a list with activities for the Season. You inspire me, Joy!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my little blog. I've been reading yours for a couple months now. Thanks for all the inspiration! Finn's sweater from a few weeks back is wonderful. I may have to check out that pattern too! Soooo many possibilities! :-)ReplyDelete
The bed and the bedding are adorable! I'm sure your little girl will love it. I can't wait to see the finished hat...ReplyDelete
the bed is so sweet!! & what great organized fun you have to look forward to.ReplyDelete
Awesome bed! Awesome quilt...I just love everything. I have an advent list in one of my advent booklets...and I took one look at it and said..oh dear, and decided maybe next year. I do have a baby due at Christmas...maybe that is why. =) I LOVE advent and I love how reading other people's blogs gives me such great ideas. Those books look great too.ReplyDelete
She is one lucky little girl. That bed with its linens is beautiful.ReplyDelete
That little bed is so precious!! I love it!ReplyDelete
Great job on the doll bed and bedding! I love your Advent list. I need to make one!ReplyDelete
I love your list. We do something similar only I am not nearly as organized as you :)ReplyDelete
The doll bed is amazing!