Monday, May 4, 2009

Little Girls are so much fun!

But big girls are too! Yesterday I spent some much needed time organizing my photos and when I did I found a couple of projects I hadn't shown yet.

Here are bags I made for my favorite little sweethearts' birthdays. I made them early and had the pictures hidden away until their birthdays came. They have come and gone now so I'm safe to show the photos without spoiling a surprise.
Maddi is the little sister - 5 years old and pure sweetness, she will make your heart melt with her big bear hugs. Recently after spending the day with my future daughter-in-law Ashley (who is precious in her own right), Maddi whispered to me "I love Atch-a-lee". Then she made me promise not to tell anyone. Don't tell her you know! Maddi is crazy about animals and especially horses so the pony was perfect for her.

These adorable sisters share the same birthday - isn't that too cool?! So when Maddi turned 5, her big sister turned 8.
Make that 8 going on 17. At least! A total "tween", she is a pro at fashion, trends, and all things girly. She is also amazingly creative and talented. She loves to do paper crafts and can whip up some things that make you think - did she really do that herself? Yes she did! . . . She loves the Jonas Bros. If I remember right, I think it's Joe that catches her attention.

And last but not least, here's a first communion banner I made at the request of Alex's mom. I asked for ideas and he had some -- he wanted Jesus on the cross. He wanted it to be blue, brown and gold. I think the gold and silver lame made it fun and more young-hearted, don't you?

SO -- all this, plus a recent visit to a lady at the campground who is making a cathedral windows quilt (full size, totally by hand!) is really giving me the sewing fever. It's been a while!
Thanks for coming by, I'll catch you soon!


Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful creations Janice! Those girls sound like lots of fun :)

Hey Harriet said...

Those are all great! It must be wonderful to have the talent to create lovely gifts for those you love. And so much more special for those who receive something made with heart and soul!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What lovely bags - and perfect for the ages of the girls! Love the Communion Banner - I have to make a Confirmation banner soon so that has given me some ideas!