Monday, December 23, 2013

Memories of a Doll Maker

My mom was a doll maker. She loved creating dollies with rosy cheeks and pretty floral or checkered dresses. She must of made hundreds of them and many of her handmade treasures went into the hands of her daughters and grand daughters.

Her first doll, we called her Abby, was given to my daughter as a birthday gift. It went just about everywhere with Heather and Abby shows every bit of the years of love she received. Every few months she was stuffed into a pillow case and given a gentle machine washing but there are things that won't come out in the wash. These worn and fraying fabric were stitched together with love and hold the aged stains of childhood memories.

Monday, December 9, 2013

DIY: Christmas Greens

I love bringing bits of nature in our home during the holiday season. Fruit, leaves, pinecones, pods,'s all beautiful to me!! And what other time of year do we bring a whole tree into our home!!