Monday, April 26, 2010

Out of Africa

It's a very fortunate thing to have a sister who is working on her PhD, and takes trips to exotic places such as, oh...Cameroon, Africa. And brings back wonderful treasures like elephants and crocodile bottle cap openers carved from ebony wood, and beaded necklaces, and beautiful fabric.

Here's the fabric sewn into a cute little bag by my talented mama with an antler button made by Dad. It looks like an elephant's tusk, don't you think?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet #3!

Can it be three years already since we brought this tiny person home?! Nameless for two weeks...we needed to find the perfect one to suit her personality. She has a huge heart for doggies, kitties, and whatever critter that happens to be within reach. She's a cuddle bug! Extremely generous with "big, juicy hugs and kisses". =)

Happy Birthday, Morgan Presley! xoxoxo

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Blissful Monday

Laundry on the clothesline...


...and a profusion of flowers from two wee garden fairies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Buttons

My dad has been a great outdoorsman for as long as I've known him (and probably longer). Deer being one of his favorite subjects, I asked him if he could spare some antlers and test out making some rustic buttons from them. He wasn't willing to part with any of his trophies ;) but he did scout out some winter shed that the mice hadn't gotten to yet (they eat them!) Dad sliced the antlers, drilled the holes, and polished them into these beautiful buttons. And I put some in my store.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Aaahhh, Bath Time...

Caution: "fowl" video follows, involving outdoor bathing. ;)

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This little chickie enjoyed her dust bath immensely! Just listen to her contented sigh as she tells all about her busy day.


Now these little chickies desperately need a bath, too!


And finally, this chick is going to enjoy a nice, long soak in the tub. Aaahhh...

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Very Happy Easter!

"But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

"The angel said to the woman, 'Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said...'" Matthew 28:5 & 6
What good news!

We had a very busy, and very blessed Easter yesterday. How about you?

My little Daisy and Daffodil modeling their eyelet Easter frocks.

The Easter table with my little spring peeps. All ready for a feast with family.

More of my peeps hunting for brightly colored Easter eggs.

And finally, a trip down the trail for a delightful end of the holiday.