Monday, January 28, 2008

various and sundry

I made this magnetic nativity with 25 pieces for the girls to use during the month of December. I used an Usborne cardboard nativity for the figures. Photocopied the stable and decoupaged it a huge round tray that I had painted. I made the magnetic backings different heights so that the figures could be layered, giving it a three-dimensional look. I rather like it.

This gift came along with a personally made thank you card from the lovely and talented Julie at Is There a Shadow? How lucky can I be? Isn't the little book gorgeous!!!

A gazillion years ago Dawn from (4:53 a.m.) sent me this lovely thank you card. It hangs on this lamp in the corner of the dining area.

Two Sunday's ago - on the couch with Dad.

This past Sunday morning.

Last summer's raspberries.

I liked the lines of this shot.

After weeks of frigid weather (lows sub-zero fahrenheit and highs in the teens fahrenheit) today's forty degree weather was delightful so we went for a walk. The snowsuits were worn to keep the girls dry more than to keep them warm.

No matter what I try, I cannot convince the girls, especially Stinkerbell that eating snow is gross. I shudder.

Tossing snow into the creek.


  1. Beautiful--all of them. I am so going to steal that idea for the nativity!

  2. The nativity was a really great idea. I ate snow when I was a kid, and I think I turned out alright. WE just knew "no yellow snow!"

    Are those tire tracks from your driveway? Just asking because it looks very looooong.

  3. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Lovely as ever! I want some snow...sulk...but my father says we might get some at the end of this I might just stop sulking!!

    I love that cute book too.