Friday, May 6, 2011

Look who came to play!

Two very sweet little friends arrived all the way from jolly old England earlier in the week. These girls got outta Dodge just in time to avoid the wedding crowds!

Looking for names

Katy and I did a little swap. I think her dollies are so adorable and she was looking to reduce the carpet of threads on her floor (and likely inside her cats), so we swapped A thread catcher for A doll. Except Katy was a cheeky monkey and snuck an extra friend into her envelope. I suppose overseas travel is more enjoyable if you've got a friend along.

Brunette by imagingermonkey

When D got home from school, I told her a special package had arrived for us that day. I was worried we wouldn't be able to decide who got to adopt who. D actually asked me "well, which one do you want?". Since D is the one in our family who has the real blonde hair, I chose Brunette for myself so that she could have Blondie (we're in the market for more imaginative names).

Blondie by imagingermonkey

I hope all of my mommy readers in North America have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday. Tomorrow, I'll be spending the day with about 20 other moms from school at our annual Mom's Crafting Retreat that I started 3 years ago. We sew, make jewelry, scrapbook, knit, organize photos, paint, hem pants, cross stitch. Whatever people want to do for 12 hours of uninterrupted MOMMY TIME. It is really fun to get to know each other better and share our love of crafting, since most of us craft at home in isolation! I encourage you to reach out to other women in your community and organize a get together one day. We order deli sandwiches for lunch and have a potluck dinner. All I do is rent the hall and provide hot and cold drinks all day - easy peasy!

17 comments:

Rachel said...

They are SO cute! Your mom's day sounds great.

Amy said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend mother's day! I love your new little dolls! They are just too sweet.

Tiffany said...

Sounds like a fantastic idea! I think maybe when I'm a mom I will try to do the same... the best way our families can show us they love us is to give us some well needed time off... and breakfast in bed of course haha.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

paulette said...

Easy Peasy...you are incredible!! What a nice way to get to know a group of ladies!! Great idea! And love your dolls...very sweet! What do you mean you're not a natural blond? I'm shocked!! :o) Have a wonderful day crafting!! I'm spending the day with my middle baby!! (she is 6'4"...makes me feel teeny tiny!)
Take care!
P

carol said...

Enjoy your special day!! What a wonderful way to spend it.....

nicolette said...

What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day! Those dollies are adorable!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oh I love those dolls, flown all the way from Blighty! And happy mother's Day too

Regina said...

Those are so cute. I wish I could sew one but they are so intimidating! Enjoy.

Rosie said...

That sound like a fab way to spend Mothers Day.....enjoy! X

bearpaw said...

Those dollies are so sweet!

PinkGranny said...

Have a great Mommie Retreat. I like your dolls.

What Comes Next? said...

What great little dolls! What a wonderfful day you've got planned - have fun!

Bec said...

OH Krista, Theyre gorgeous!!! xx Have a great mothers day!! xx

Dianne said...

Enjoy your Mother's day Krista!! And bless you for arranging the crafting day for all those Moms - such good Karma!!
Cute Dollies, the blond looks like a Sarah to me.

Michele Pacey said...

That crafty retreat sounds like my kinda day! You make it sound so easy but that's because you've got those crazy good organizational skills.

Have a fantastic weekend, Krista and Happy Mother's Day!

~Niki~ said...

*sew sweet*
:)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Adorable. And next year i am totally coming. Well, it's going on the wishlist at least :)