I'm so excited - it's been far too long since I've had the grands here! I've been busy sewing a few things for Elsa - because girls, even small ones, can never have too many dresses!
The buttons still need to be sewn on, but I need Elsa here first so it can be "custom fitted" to her little body! And the little panties still need to be sewn, too! (These were made from Butterick pattern #5625, super fast and easy - it took about 30 minutes for each dress!) Tick-tock-tick-tock!
Elsa's mom will love this pink shirt more than Elsa! The girl sent me a picture she found on line and I recreated it for her - I think it turned out pretty cute! (I purchased the shirt from Target and machine appliqued on the design, using batting underneath so it's a bit puffy...and also it helped to cover up the hideous design that came on the shirt!) And speaking of cute...
Little Elsa is the sweetest most beautiful baby in the world...do not even think of arguing that with me! Just look at that face...and those back wrinkles! Can hardly stand the wait until she arrives!!
Here's our Max getting his hair cut by his Great-Grandpa while Great-Grandma looks on...Prince William and Prince Harry have nothing on Max...you've NEVER seen two people dote on one little human like my parents do with Max! He wants for nothing! Isn't he precious! He is going to have so much fun here...I have a new little house ready and waiting just for him!
Some friends gave us this little house for Max - he is going to love it! The house doesn't have sides or a floor, I don't know if it originally did or not, but we made do...the mister put flagstone down and we moved a few pots and plants around and just like that - Home Sweet Home! I think it turned out great!
We stuck a branch in the ground and I made a flag for Max...it will fly when the little Prince is in residence!
There's a little monkey chair inside so he can sit and eat his PB&J...and, as you can see, there is a "patio" off to the side! (I made those "patio" stones years ago...one bag of Quik-crete, water and some broken china and a couple of disposable cake pans!)
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like Home! Oh, maybe I should paint that on the inside wall...too much? A big THANK YOU to the Grayson's for Max's house!!
Max and I are going to go Sasquatch Hunting - I've been "priming the pump" with him on this - I don't want him to be scared! I made him this Sasquatch shirt to wear into the forest...we'll have flashlights and glow-sticks and lots of goodies to eat and rope - in case we find one, so we can lead it home. It's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!
But if Max doesn't want to go Sasquatch hunting then we'll just tie the rope around the mister's neck and drag him around...might be just as exciting! (Shirt and pants purchased at Target for $4 each...I machine appliqued on the Bigfoot, then stuffed it from the back and whipped-stitch the seamed closed. I wanted it to be 3-dimensional and that's as close as I could get!)
One last thing to show you - I saw this on Pinterest, now the bane of my existence, and knew instantly that Max would love it...I made a little laminated bag from a scrap of Sock Monkey fabric and inside the bag is a package of Dry Erase markers, Kleenex tissues and laminated pictures of Max's family. (Thanks to Play At Home Mom 3 for the idea!)
Max can color all over the faces and then wipe them clean - this should entertain him for at least 5 minutes! And I think this will be a great activity for him at church, too!
Okay, that's it for now...time to make a few edible treats for Max...I need to make some Sasquatch cookies...anyone got a Bigfoot cookie cutter I can borrow?!?