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Today, I thought I'd share with you all a little from a typical day at our house! There's always something fun and crafty going on around here---especially when we're taking a holiday break from our homeschool!
|A few days ago, 5-year-old Selah surprised us all by sitting down and flawlessly playing, "Up On the Housetop"!|
|Her three oldest siblings have been taking piano lessons but we weren't planning on her having lessons for another few years!|
|Apparently, one of her big brothers took it upon himself to get her started. Now she's playing all kinds of things from her siblings' older books!|
|Kynthia Joy, who turned 4 months old on December 2nd, rolled over for the first time today!|
|We've all enjoyed playing with sweet Kynthia as she's starting to explore her home!|
|Yesterday, 11-year-old Lynzie made another cute rag doll. She has always been into the American Girl dolls and recently read about the 1856 doll, Kirsten, who had a little doll of her own named Sari.|
|Lynzie decided to make her own Sari doll and asked me to help with the hair since I'm not comfortable with her using a hot glue gun yet.|
|I've tried, on many occasions, to interest Lynzie in using my sewing machine, but she is more comfortable with her needle and thread.|
|Her hand-stitching rivals my machine stitches any day!|
|I think I did her hair pretty cute!|
I hope everyone who celebrates is enjoying getting prepared for Christmas! I can't believe there's only 10 days left! I've got quite a bit of sewing to do myself this next week. Liam is getting a "big boy pillow" now that he's almost 2 so I'm sewing him a cute pillowcase with lions on it. Baby Kynthia is getting a quilt I'll make from pieces from my fabric stash and a Sunbonnet Sue block that was found in my grandmother's things after she passed away. I've gotten everyone marbles so I'm wanting to make them some simple felt bags to store them in and I have a canvas book bag to decorate for 2-year-old Avalon Grace. I think I'll use some of the printable fabric that Jamie got me for my birthday last year and find her some pretty vintage image to put on the front of the bag. She loves going to the library and will enjoy having her own special bag for books.
What kinds of special gifts are you giving to loved ones this year?
I'd love to have each one of you link-up with my Homemaking Link-Up Weekend this weekend! It's so fun to visit so many creative and encouraging bloggers! In fact, I'd like to introduce one of my favorite bloggers from last week's party: Shirley of Sweet Romantic Notions!
|Shirley decorated this gorgeous silver tree with special handkerchiefs and handmade ornaments!|
|I was just really taken with the beauty of this tree and asked her if I could please, please share it with you all! If you've got a minute, stop over and visit Shirley at Sweet Romantic Notions and tell her you "met" her here!|
I've just been so blessed this week as I've gone about making my home a happy and comfortable place to live! What sorts of things have you been doing around the home this week? Please, share below! Have a lovely weekend!
Also linking with:Beverly's Pink Saturday
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home