Friday, March 28, 2008

Again because of Sara

My darling Sara made up these little boxes with clothespin doll kits inside for the girls for Christmas. I had tucked them up in my craft closet thinking we would have a fun project for some day, and nearly forgot about them. Today, however, after making bread and brownies (from this recipe--Thank You, Lindsay!), we needed another project to distract us from how the snow had piled up outside all over again.
Here is how we started out! Can you see the cute boxes in the middle of the table? One says "Olivia's Tiny Princesses" and one says "Mimi's Tiny Princesses". So dang cute!! At this point, we were relatively organized and happy. (And modest, since it was before I had removed the shirts for the painting.) I wish I had taken a picture of how we ended up. Still deliriously happy, but with piles and paint and everything everywhere--exactly how a project with two preschoolers should end up. These are our finished dolls, including two that Sara made as samples for the kits.
These are Olivia's. She combed through not only the fabric Sara sent, but also all of my fabric scraps, looking for skirts. You can see she loves the leftovers from dress-ups. From the left, we have Rapunzel, Lolly, and Cloud Queen.
Cloud Queen again with Dancer and Tinkerbell (which Sara made as a sample to show us how to do it. Mimi's. She has Alina, Catalina, Sleeping Beauty (the sample made for Mimi--Sara knows Mimi well, doesn't she?), and two whose names I have forgotten.
What a fun, cold-day, stuck inside project for finishing out Spring Break. We are so happy.

7 comments:

weryoungs said...

Hi Emilee. I found your blog on Maggie's blog. You have an adorable family! It's fun reading about you and John.

Denise said...

cute dolls. And, how fun you get 3 girls! For some reason 3 girls sounds like so many more kids than my 2 girls and a boy! And what lucky girls to have you for a mom.

The Borns said...

adorable! It seems so much more fun to do girl projects on cold days.... it seems like I'm always stuck making slime or peanut butter playdough! Dolls seem like they would be a nice change! They are cute! Such a wonderful idea.

Mags said...

Em! My computer crashed and I have been on pem withdrawals. Me and Avery are going to have to create us some clothespin princesses. soooo cute! how ironic that I had only one brother, and now have only one girl. we did a switcheroo over here too. We have too much testosterone. (sp)

Mags said...

oh! remember those bear cardboard box houses we used to make. with contact paper tables and those little fuzzy bears. I think we hot glued some lincoln logs together for a chair too. I also remember you teaching me how to make doll clothes. we had such fun!

Emilee said...

Mags, I remember those little bear houses perfectly. Kellie always had the best furniture, and I think it was her brother Mike's idea to use the contact paper for those tables. However, I do remember your little toothpaste cap lamp that I coveted--ooh, how I coveted it. How fun was that.
I was also remembering those preschools that we would put on twice a week through the summer. I cannot imagine why our moms let us create that kind of mess. (Especially since we charged what? A dollar per child for two hours? Even in the 90's that was nothing.) We did so many fun things.

Shelly and Ken said...

What a cute idea? So much fun and you get such a cute end product. What a great way to spend a snowy day trapped inside.