Thursday, July 17, 2008

A fairy tale



I've been working on this embroidery project for almost a week now, getting in a few stitches here and there during naps, and before bed time. I of course made her a blue-eyed red-headed fairy :) I have decided that I am doing Isabella's entire room in fairies, I have big dreams for two-toned walls in light pink and light green with a scalloped edge around the top. Also around the top of the wall I would love to stencil the words to a fairy tale...but we'll see how we do on the scalloped edges first. My color scheme was inspired by the beautiful quilt that Lovie made for Isabella whenever I was pregnant. I'll be sure to post a picture of that quilt soon. Anywho...I'm starting to get the ball rolling on this huge project and I want to make sure there are lots of things hand made by mommy in Princess Isabella's chambers :) Tomorrow, hopefully this little fairy will be adorning the front of a pillow I have plans to make. Her legs are uneven, and her wings are crooked...but I know someday when Isabella is packing up and heading for her dorm room, she'll cherish these types of things just like I did when I moved out of the house. *sniff sniff*

Oh yeah almost forgot! notice the ugly brown stain on the right side of my muslin? after slaving for days I headed to the ironing board for that oh-so-rewarding moment of ironing out all the wrinkles, well my husband's ancient and decrepit iron leaked it's juices ALL over my fairy! I'll be honest with you, expletives were popping into my brain like popcorn in a bowl, but ever the mommy, I kept them from escaping by singing a Broadway show tune. He's had that very same iron since we started dating...four years ago, and refuses to replace it. Why do men get so attached to the oldest and most inconvenient of household items?...it's so weird. I love you honey...but your iron has GOT to go :)

I've been sort of down in my cups here the last few days. It's growing increasingly harder to find friends it seems. I would love to find a nice, christian mom, who enjoys decorating, baking, crafting and thrifting...that doesn't seem like such a long shot to me...but apparently it is. It seems all of the girls in or around my age group are only interested in partying, and since the only parties I go to involve balloons, cake, favor bags and games, I'm having a hard time finding that "kindred spirit" I'm trying not to be impatient or get discouraged, I know good people are hard to find, and that's why I focus on the things that make me smile...see below. Now THERE'S a good gal-pal. She was "helping" me fold laundry yesterday, we came across her old hat at the bottom of the hamper. I am a very, very lucky momma indeed!




6 comments:

*G* said...

LOVE the fairy!! Love the little girl in the little hat. Love your blog.

Aunt GG

Kaelee said...

Her room is going to look soooo sweet, what a fun project!! I am still figuring out Lila's room. I love pink and green together. You are so talented, the fairy is so awesome, wish I could do something like that. Hang in there, I am sure you will meet some great people....I do know how you feel....As for the little purses my mom got them at the PX store at Fort Lewis in WA state. Not sure if they would sell something like that at the Navy Base in Hawaii.

Brittainy said...

let me know how you do your scalloped edges i might have to try that. B.

Jessica said...

I am having very similar issues in finding friends since I moved back to the mountains. Make sure to keep your head high, remember in friendships it is quality and not quantity that matters most, and know that you are in my prayers!

Lovie said...

Love that 2nd hat picture! She looks like she is thinking, 'I'm gonna get this hat on my head if it kills me...'

Anonymous said...

Aww I love the fairies. :) You are very lucky to have such a pal :) I am still in the same friend boat as you, I am also getting a little discouraged and impatient. I meet tons of good acquintences, but no one with much in common. What about your church friend? She seemed pretty nice. I have found a promising place for friends, at the gym. I took a fun excercise dance class called Zomba. I make a complete butt of myself every week with my lack of dance skills. These classes are cheap too! Only 3 dollars! Pretty fun and a good way to keep in shape and meet nice people. BTW I am getting weird side muscles from this class lol