Monday, October 30, 2006

The Coconut

The kids wanted a coconut so bad, so Cyndi finally picked one up for them. They just had to taste real coconut and were sure they'd like it, even though Cyndi had told them it wouldn't be like the sweet stuff in the baking aisle at the grocery store. These pics of their faces crack me up. Especially Jeffery! LOL!!


Kalaloch is an Indian word meaning "paradise". Cyndi took these pictures of Grace on one of their camping trips to the Washington coastline on the beach at Kalaloch, pronounced "ka-lay-lock"

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Brotherly Love

The shaker is a MM tag rim with transparency window. I didn't squish the rim, just adhered it to the page with Dimensional Magic.

Chipboard buttons are an idea from a magazine. Aren't they cute?

Jeffery is an awesome big brother. From the moment Grace was born, he told her he would be her “protector”. Mind you, he was just 7 then. But he has taken on his role as big brother in all seriousness and they really do adore each other. Most of the time!

Grace decided she was going to “sell” her pictures that she drew and paced back and forth up the walk calling, “colorings for free. Beautiful colorings.” With each passing car her disappointment grew. When I told Jeffery what she was doing, he took it upon himself to walk around the block, came up the street to where she was and bought one of her beautiful colorings for a dime.

Jeffery is the coolest big brother any little girl can have.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

More altered books

These are a blast to make and, depending how much time you want to spend, quick and easy too. These will be Christmas gifts.

Introduction page and dividers

Aren't these teeny utensils the cutest??

You may remember this one I posted a while ago. I modified it to add the rings for the binding and added the dividers to make it a recipe book.

I used two of each flower with foam tape between to make them stand up. The tiny green enamel flower charm on the safety pin is a goody I found at WalMart. The colors here are a much closer match IRL.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Things You Do

Mila once again. She's a real kick, that kid. The journaling gives you a little insight into her personality. Quite the crack-up!