Thursday, April 28, 2011


I know this is a little late, but this is the first chance I've had to put up any pictures from Easter.
The kids made pictures for the Easter Bunny and left out a bunch of carrots for him to snack on when he left their baskets :)

Here they are all dressed up and ready to go to church. I did not have the energy or time to try to make them any Easter dresses this year. Everything they are wearing is store bought. I love that the dress Penny is wearing was worn by all three girls for Easter.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Little Something From The Scraps

If you read my last post, you saw that I made Patty a quilt for her doll bed. I had quite a bit of scraps left over from the bedding, so I threw together this skirt for Patty.

I know enough about basic sewing that I did this without a pattern. I think it turned out O.K. I definitely learned some things I would do differently next time, but overall I'm happy with the way it turned out. I do need to figure out an easy way to put in a lining (after the fact) since I forgot to put one in the skirt when I made it.
I also obviously need to get her a shirt that matches, but since it refuses to warm up around here, I haven't gone shopping for summer t-shirts yet. I can't for the life of me get this girl to wear pants, so I figured I'd just make her a wardrobe of a bunch of skirts and sundresses for the summer and buy some colored t-shirts to mix and match.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Doll Bedding

I finally got around to making the bedding for the Farmhouse Bed the Professor made for Patty's American Girl doll. The Professor doesn't do a lot of woodworking, and he said the bed was really easy to make. You can find the instructions to make your own here.

Now, on to the bedding. I came across this great online tutorial for the bedding at From an Igloo. She has a tutorial for the fitted sheet, pillows and pillowcases, and the reversible quilt. I found the instructions to be very straightforward and easy to follow. Patty just loves how it turned out. I think the tiny little pillow cases are my favorite part :)


As Patty has been studying the Solar System in science, she's been completing an activity or experiment to better understand a particular aspect of each of the planets. Here she is showing off her biosphere she made to represent Earth. We've learned a lot about each of the planets together and she really has an enthusiasm for science. We look forward to wrapping up our study of Earth and Space in the next few months and moving on to Life science next year.