Thursday, October 28, 2010

Prairie-Style Nightgowns

Are you looking for a different yet beautiful gift for your daughter?  Well, I found an idea for you and I'm willing to share it ;)

In the north Georgia mountains lives Erika, who is a member of our homeschool group [I don't believe I have every met her IRL but I sure would like to!] .  She approached the group offering her services to make pioneer-style nightgowns.

In Erika's own words:

I will make them with love and to the desire you have in mind for your daughters.  I find my time creating these nightgowns brings me closer to Our Blessed Mother.  I want you to find joy in them for years to come, so we will work together to make them special.

Isn't that beautiful?

She also mentions on her blog: 
I am not a professional seamstress, so any flaws are considered character and homemade charm :)

Here are the finished gowns which Erika made for my girls...

So beautiful!  

If you order the nightgown, I believe the nightcap/bonnet comes with (which you can see on this page).  I asked her to make the bloomers as well.  

You can contact Erika at   

My girls are super excited!  Especially Sophia :)  I'll post pictures here when I receive them!

Thanks and many blessings to you, Erika!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Easy Wreath

This is such a simple idea with beautiful results.  Makes me think, "Why didn't I think of that?!!".

Great to do before the leaves get too dried out and crunchy :)

Lilla A fall leaves wreath

h/t: The crafty crow (button on my sidebar)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Holy Moly! A Post!

I know. I know. Can we just move on to what I came here to share?

A couple weeks ago our neighbor's twin girls had their 5th birthday party. At first I was thinking I'd just let Therese and Sophia go, that is until I got the scoop on what kind of theme it was going to be!

A firetruck party!!

It beacons boys, no?

 They got to explore the firetruck...

 Joseph was in heaven!  We didn't think he'd let the truck leave without him - but he showed such control ;)

 Goofy faces from goofy boys...

 Therese dreaming of the day she can have a Firetruck Wedding...
 They also got to gear up in firemen's wear...
 Look out little ladies...
 So cute!
 or shall I say "fireperson's" ...

 ...shooting water from the big hose...
 pure joy!

and a ride around the neighborhood - sirens blaring, by-standers staring ...

Can you tell that it was cake time? ...

This was a fantastic party - one that I'll never be able to top for my crew!